To mark the Centenary Year of An Garda Síochána, Castlerea District are hosting an open day at Lough Key Forest Park this Saturday, 17th September 2022 from 2 – 4pm.
This event will showcase the National Services including the Air Support Unit, Water Unit, Mounted Unit, Dog Unit, the Garda Band and Choir, Roads Policing Unit along with local Gardaí from the Castlerea District. Crime Prevention and Road Safety advice will be disseminated on the day.
The RSA will be in attendance with their ‘Interactive Shuttle’ which is an educational road safety experience. This is a superb learning tool to get across import and life-saving road safety messages in a highly memorable way.
There will also be a stand from the ‘John McGahern Barracks’, Cootehall, Boyle where writer John McGahern lived with his family while his father was the serving Sergeant there, which is now a museum operated by a local voluntary community group.
Photo shows Sergeant Maura McGarry, Ms. Louise Fitzpatrick, Ms. Chloe Slattery and Garda Tanya Duffy preparing for Saturday’s event.
(See also the Boyle’d Pot)