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Clare people urged to take part in project marking 100 years of Irish policing

THE Garda Síochána Retired Members Association have made an appeal to the people of Clare to get involved in a new project ahead of next year’s celebration of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the service.
The project, ‘Capturing our History – an Oral History of An Garda Síochána 1922-2022’ will record and capture the oral living history policing in modern times. It will also seek to add to the lore of recorded history of Irish policing.
A spokesperson commented, “Our appeal is to all retired members, serving members of the Garda Síochána, their families and the wider public for their participation in this worthwhile event. They possess photographs, records and memories/recollections of their service across the length and breadth of Ireland especially in some notable and dark times in the turbulent history of our Nation. It’s vital that this unique history is not lost.”
The GSRMA is a national association of retired Gardaí and widows in Ireland and number 6,000 members, some of whom served with the initial members appointed in 1922.
“There is very strong desire to ensure that the history project continues well into the future. This should be a sustainable project that does not conclude at the end of the centenary period.”

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