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One Hundred years of Policing & Security Captured

Capturing Our History is an oral history project, undertaken by the Garda Síochána Retired Members Association, to mark the centenary of the founding of An Garda Síochána in 1922.  The purpose of the project is to record stories and recollections that will help to tell the story of An Garda Síochána across the last century, in the voices of the men and women who were there.

The next Phase of this Project will commence shortly with many interviews being conducted  in 2023. The history of An Garda Síochána intersects with the life and soul of this nation and it must not be lost.

Heritage Council Grant Award 2022

The project is continuing to collect, archive and share material. In 2022, we were successful in an application to the Heritage Council Community Grants Scheme, which has enabled the generation, editing and entry of an additional trench of audio segments, adding to existing themes, as well as the creation of new themes including Human Stories, Historical Experience, Garda Work and Joining the Force. We are indebted to the Heritage Council for their support.

Historic Parade: 1,400 Civic Guards marched through Dublin 20 February 1923 , a parade of uniform Civic Guards took place in Dublin. The parade was led by Commissioner Eoin O’Duffy.

This event was marked by the presence of President W.T. Cosgrave, Mr. Kevin O’Higgins, Minister for Home Affairs; Mr. E. Blythe, Local Government; and Mr. P. Hughes, TD; Major-General McKeon, on the steps of Government Buildings in Merrion Street.

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