Event to mark 100th anniversary of Civic Guard/An Garda Siochána in Kildare
A family friendly day of events will take place in Kildare Town on Easter Saturday, April 16 from 11.45am to mark the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Civic Guard/An Garda Siochána to Co Kildare in 1922.
The commemorative day is organised and funded by Kildare County Council’s Decade of Commemorations Committee, An Garda Síochána, the Garda Síochána Retired Members Association, and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media (under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-23 initiative).
Events will begin with the arrival of a parade led by the Garda Band to Market Square, Kildare, and addresses by the Cathaoirleach of the County of Kildare, Cllr. Naoise Ó Cearúil, Deputy Garda Commissioner Anne Marie McMahon and Marie Roche, Vice-President Garda Síochána Retired Members Association.