Maggie Flaherty
Maggie Flaherty
Portrayed by Olivia Shanley
First Appearance 22 September 1997
Last Appearance 25 September 1997
Address Kilmoneen, Ireland
Status Unknown
Age 85
Date of Birth March 1933
Occupation Housewife
HusbandSean Flaherty
SonsEamonn Flaherty
Conor Flaherty
John Flaherty
Tommy Flaherty
FatherAlbert Beale
MotherLou Beale
Adoptive fatherMr Flaherty
Adoptive motherMrs Flaherty
GrandsonsEamonn Flaherty Jr.
Declan Flaherty
Carl Flaherty
GranddaughtersColette Flaherty
Kylie Flaherty
Mary Flaherty
BrothersHarry Beale
Ronnie Beale
Kenny Beale
Pete Beale
SistersDora Beale
Pauline Fowler
UnclesTerrence Medeemey
AuntsFlo Medeemey
Doris Medeemey
Liz Medeemey
Elsie Medeemey
Queenie Medeemey

Maggie Flaherty was a minor character in EastEnders who appeared in 2 episodes in 1997, and. She was the long lost daughter of Albert and Lou Beale.


Born in 1933 to Albert Beale and his girlfriend Lou, she was adopted out to an Irish family. Pauline Fowler tracked Maggie down in 1997 and visited her and her family in Ireland. Maggie said how she was adopted to a family as her mum Lou had her while unmarried. Maggie had found her birth certificate which showed that Albert Beale was indeed her father and she was a full sister to Pauline, meaning Lou was seeing Albert for a few years before they actually married. Pauline said to Maggie that she saw her dad in her. While staying with the Flaherty's Maggie's lecherous husband Sean Flaherty flirted with Pauline and was abusive towards their granddaughter Mary Flaherty. When Pauline and her family leave, taking Mary with them, she begs Maggie to leave Sean and return to Walford with her, but Maggie decides to stay and look after her vast family. This is the last time she is seen.

In April 2014, 81 year old Maggie sent flowers to her nephew Ian Beale upon the death of his daughter Lucy Beale.




  • Episode 1507 (22nd September 1997)
  • Episode 1508 (23rd September 1997)
  • Episode 1509 (25th September 1997)
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Helen | Jo | Marie Evans | Sarah | Shrimp | Tracey | Winston 
Characters (Selected)
Peggy Mitchell | Kat Moon | Alfie Moon | Sean Slater | Ryan Malloy | Jean Slater | Charlie Slater | Danny Pennant | Zainab Khan | Andrew Cotton | Yvonne Cotton | Glenda Mitchell | Carol Jackson | Charlie Cotton | Cindy Williams Jnr | Liam Butcher | Lola Pearce | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Shabnam Kazemi | Cora Cross | Lee Carter | Babe Smith | Pam Coker | Les Coker | Claudette Hubbard | Preston Cooper
Characters (Selected)
Pat Evans | Stan Carter | Archie Mitchell | Nana Moon | Lou Beale | Tiffany Mitchell | Lucy Beale | Nick Cotton | Carl White | Bradley Branning | Pauline Fowler | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Ronnie Mitchell  | Roxy Mitchell   | Sylvie Carter  | Paul Coker
Actors Danny Dyer | Shane Richie | Adam Woodyatt | Steve McFadden | Mike Reid | Thomas Law | Neil McDermott | Charlie Clements | John Bardon | John Altman | Peter Dean | Perry Fenwick
Actresses Barbara Windsor | Laurie Brett | Lacey Turner | Anita Dobson | Jacqueline Jossa | Rita Simons | Samantha Womack | Tameka Empson | Wendy Richard | Anna Karen