KILL-O-GRANGE Gardai – Remembered

Kill -O-Grange Garda Station closed its door for the last time at 9.00 pm., Saturday, 27th April, thus ending 166 years of policing in the community.  GSRMA members in Dun-Laoghaire under Branch Sec. Eddie Ryan assisted local Gardai to mark the occasion and remember all those who served, especially deceased members of An Garda Síochána.

At 6.00 pm, over 500 people which included many former Gardai, Retired members and Garda widows gathered from all corners of Ireland in the local Church where  5 Priests concelebrated the Special Mass.  Also in attendance was Rev. Billy Gibbons of the Church of Ireland Community.  Charles Kavanagh, a lone piper was present to ensure the congregation heard the sounds of the “Last Post”.  The list hereunder of 54 deceased members who served at Kill-O-Granges Garda Station were prayed for and fondly remembered by colleagues.         (* Garda Roll of Honour List)

No NAME No. NAME
1 Anders,   John Paschal 28 Kinahan,  Joe
2 Butler,  John M. 29 Lawlor, Johnny
3 Cahillane,  Pat 30 Lee,  Paddy.
4 Clarke,  Patrick 31 Lordan,  Paddy
5 Coakley,  Jim 32 Marrinan,  Paddy.
6 Counihan,  Pat 33 McCarthy,  Eugene
7 Crowley,  Jim 34 McDonnell,  Michael
8 Davin,  Jim 35 McKenna,  Maurice.
9 Delaney,  Walter 36 McLoughlin,  Jim.
10 Dolan,  Patrick J. 37 McNamara,  Jim.
11 Donaldson,  Robert J. 38 Morahan,  Jarleth.
12 Donohue,  Daniel 39 Murphy,  James J.
13 Erskine,  Gerry 40 Nolan,  William  *
14 Furlong,  Dickie 41 O’ Donoghue,  William P.
15 Geraghty,  Myles. 42 O’ Connor, Eugene.
16 Giblin,  Paddy. 43 O’ Flaherty,  Martin J.
17 Hickey,  Tom. 44 Owley,  Ned.
18 Holden,  Michael. 45 Reilly,  Phil.
19 Iggoe,  Pat. 46 Roche,  Tom.
20 Keaney,  Chas. 47 Roche,  William A.  *
21 Keating,  Pat. 48 Rowlands,  Harry.
22 Keevan,  Tom. 49 Scully,  Francis.
23 Kelly,  Maurice. 50 Sheehy,  Henry J.
24 Kelly,  Tom. 51 Slattery,  Dan
25 Kennedy,  Dermot. 52 Trenier,  George.
26 Kenny,  Jenny. 53 Whelan,  Denis
27 Killoran,  Brendan. 54 Wyne,  Frank

 

A 40 page history of Kill-O-Grange Garda Station compiled by Eddie Ryan had just arrived in time from the printers. It has lovely stories, photographs and records of those who served.  Copies of the book are available from :-

Eddie Ryan

(Dun-Laoughaire Bch. Sec. GSRMA)

E-Mail Address :  estryan@eircom.net

3 Responses to KILL-O-GRANGE Gardai – Remembered

  1. Edward S April 19, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    Well done Tim Ed.

  2. Mathias Cosgrave April 26, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    Well done Eddie, l spent a very happy three years in that District. Unfortunitely l can not be there, but no doubt you will close the station in style. Good luck to all and happy retirement Kill o the Grange.

  3. John May 2, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

    John Duffy retired Garda Museum
    As always Eddie you have done a great service to the memory of so many who served in Kill O Grange – you have pioneered so many events down the years in the ‘F’ District on behalf of retired members – as a fellow Mayo man – you have done both the Garda and the GSRMA proud. I regret I was unable to be present for the closing event but your invitation was much appreciated.

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