Garda ‘open day’ a big hit with the locals : the

Garda ‘open day’ a big hit with the locals

| January 5, 2018

The Gardaí as an organisation have gone through a terrible few years with a succession of scandals which have forced resignations and threatened public confidence in the force.

However, recent events in Co. Wexford have demonstrated that local Gardaí still command huge public support. The Garda Open Day staged at Gorey Station proved an outstanding success with huge crowds turning up to take a closer look at aspects of policing and enjoy the fun of being able to take part in Garda activities.

Specialist sections of the force from headquarters travelled to Gorey to enable young and old to sample the full range of Garda services.

From having their fingerprints taken to getting up close and personal with Gardaí on horseback it proved to be a great experience for the big crowd with a real festive atmosphere prevailing during the day.

Such was the success of the event that there have already been requests for similar events to be staged in other towns in the county.

However, it could be a while before that happens due to the complexities involved in setting up the event and bringing the various strands together from across the county.

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