History Ireland - A Century of An Garda Síochána

Eoin O’Duffy, second Commissioner of An Garda Síochána

History Ireland – A Century of An Garda Síochána  (click on this link to listen to the podcast)

When the Civic Guard—later renamed An Garda Síochána—was founded in February 1922, the force it replaced, the Royal Irish Constabulary, was itself barely a century old. How much of the culture of the latter passed over to the former? What was the law-and-order situation in 1921/22? Why and how was it possible to set up an unarmed police force during a civil war? To address these and related questions, join History Ireland editor Tommy Graham in discussion with Elizabeth Malcolm, Fearghal McGarry and Liam McNiffe.
The Hedge School series of podcasts is produced by History Ireland and the Wordwell Group. For more information or to subscribe, visit historyireland.com
This podcast is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 Initiative.Image: Eoin O’Duffy, second Commissioner of An Garda Síochána, following the May/June 1922 mutiny and the subsequent resignation of Michael Staines.
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  • This might interest members…
    I have transcribed along with several volunteers the Civic Guard Register (UCD Website public domain) of Gardai who joined between 1922-1925 with the option to add in additional information on them and pictures if any. This includes recruits from Oughterard and other parts of County Galway (https://policinggenealogyireland.com/)

    I also have a Facebook Group entitled ‘Garda Genealogy 1922-1985’ which anyone is more than welcome to join (https://www.facebook.com/groups/186966864206935 )

    By Michael Reynolds (31/03/2024)

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