This year at Fegans we are celebrating our founder James Fegans’ wife Mary. James Fegan started the Fegans Charity in 1870, and ran it until his death in 1925, he did so with his wife Mary at his side. Both devout Christians the couple saw it as their calling to help children so desperately in need, and on a day when we celebrate women’s role in society, in such an historic year, we remember Mrs Fegan