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Thursday, 24th November 2022

Drogheda Gardaí to celebrate centenary this Saturday with march and an open day

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This year is the centenary of the founding of An Garda Síochána and to mark the occasion, this Saturday, November 26, Drogheda Gardaí will march through the town and throw open the doors of the Garda Station for an open day to which everyone is invited.

The march starts at 11.00 am at St Laurence's Gate and will proceed down Laurence's Street to St Peter's Church where a short ceremony will take place with a performance from the Augustinian Gospel Choir will followed by several speakers along with a formal inspection of all Gardaí present.

The march should be quite a spectacle with the Garda band playing and the Ceremonial Unit going through their paces.  

The open day will commence at Drogheda Garda Station from 12pm-4pm with the following organisations present:

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  • Garda Mounted Unit
  • Garda Dog Unit
  • Garda Underwater Unit
  • Armed Support Unit
  • Garda Public Order Unit
  • Road Safety Authority
  • Fire brigade
  • Coastguard,
  • Army
  • Face painting and much more.......

“The aim of the open day is to provide members of the public with information in relation to the huge range of services An Garda Síochána provide on a daily basis” said a spokesperson.

“This open day will hopefully form new relationships with members of the local community and strengthen ones already formed.  The open day will be both informative and fun. We hope to see you there!!!”

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