Galway to mark 100 years of An Garda Síochána

Commemorative events take place this Sunday

GARDAÍ in Galway will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the foundation of An Garda Síochána with a commemorative event this Sunday.

The ceremony will commence in Eyre Square at 1pm with a re-enactment of the arrival of the first Gardaí to Galway on September 25, 1922.

At 2pm there will an unveiling of a plaque in memory of Sergeant Patrick Forde, Garda Michael Joseph Kennelly, Margaret Lafferty and Martin Keane who died in 1934.

There will be an ecumenical service in Galway Cathedral at 3pm, before the event concludes with a post event reception in the Galway Garda Club at 4pm.

Members of the public are invited to come along and join in this centenary event.

Local traffic diversions will be in place to facilitate the event.