Doreen Keogh

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Doreen Keogh
Born 10 April 1924
Dublin, Ireland
Died 31 December 2017 (aged 93)
Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland[1]
Occupation Actress (radio, stage, television and film)
Spouse(s) Frank Singuineau 1956-1963

Doreen Sheila Elsie Keogh (10 April 1924 – 31 December 2017)[2] was an Irish-born actress, of radio, stage, and television and film most active in England. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Keogh left school at the age of 15 to train with the Abbey Theatre School, before moving to London [3] during World War II due to her father's job.


Keogh's television roles include Concepta Riley, an original cast member and the first barmaid of the pub Rover's Return Inn in the British soap opera Coronation Street, from 1960 (episode.5) until 1964, with return appearance in 1967 and 1972 until 1975. Imelda Egan in the BBC Northern Ireland drama Ballykissangel and Mary Carroll, the Royles' neighbour in the Granada Television comedy The Royle Family. She has also had recurring roles in Father Ted and Cold Feet. In Ireland, she became an original cast member of the soap opera, Fair City from 1989 until the early 1990s. She was previously married to actor Frank Singuineau from 1954 until 1963. When she wasn't acting, she renovated homes with her husband.[3]

Keogh died on 31 December 2017 aged 93.[4]


  1. ^ "Coronation Street's first barmaid Doreen Keogh dies at 91". BBC News. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2018. 
  2. ^ "Doreen Keogh obituary". The Guardian. 5 January 2018. Retrieved 7 January 2018. 
  3. ^ a b Bruce, Helen (2006-06-23). "Street star's Irish jewel". Daily Mail. 
  4. ^ "Coronation Street pays tribute to original barmaid, actress Doreen Keogh, following her death". Digital Spy. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 

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