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Oughterard Heritage Group 2

Celebration of the Centenary of An Garda Síochána

13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20 August, 12pm - 5pm

  • Oughterard Courthouse
  • Main St, Oughterard, Co. Galway
  • H91CC96
  • Co. Galway – County

100 years of keeping people safe.

This exhibition gives an insight into the founding of An Garda Síochána and how An Garda Síochána developed its own style of policing in Ireland since the foundation of the state. With a particular focus on County Galway and its Gaeltacht, the exhibition highlights how An Garda Síochána has contributed to building a safe and peaceful society, and how members of An Garda Síochána forge strong relationships with the local communities in which they work and live.

Furthermore, the exhibition pays tribute to members of An Garda Síochána who made outstanding efforts to keep their communities safe, some of them losing their life in doing so.

Their bravery is remembered in a Roll of Honour and through the awarding of Scott medals.

It shows the changing roles and evolving codes of conduct of An Garda Síochána over the past 100 years, which do not only manifest themselves in the training and behaviour of the members of the force but also in their gender and cultural backgrounds, their uniforms and their equipment.

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