Samhradh and Seoda Ní Thóibín with Garda Mick Dee at the Gorey Garda Sta­tion open day on Sun­day.


Gorey Guardian - - FRONT PAGE -

IT’S not of­ten you see peo­ple queue­ing to get in to a garda sta­tion, but that was just one of the fea­tures of the open day at Gorey Garda Sta­tion on Sun­day.

The event has been hailed as a re­sound­ing suc­cess with over 2,000 peo­ple at­tend­ing. Not only were there tours of the sta­tion, but there was also en­ter­tain­ment out­side. The Garda Band pro­vided mu­sic. Garda Ro­nan Swan took the chil­dren’s fin­ger­prints, while Garda Gavin Cahill got a good soak­ing with wet sponge throw­ing. The sta­tion’s ad­min­is­tra­tion staff and Gorey Lions Club served tea and re­fresh­ments do­nated by lo­cal busi­nesses. Raf­fle prize spon­sors were also thanked.

The main car park was filled with ac­tiv­ity, with the horses of the garda mounted unit, and the garda dog unit, the armed sup­port unit, the pub­lic or­der van, and the un­der­wa­ter unit par­tic­u­larly pop­u­lar. Win­ners of a schools art com­pe­ti­tion were also an­nounced.

Ju­ve­nile li­ai­son of­fi­cer Paul Buck­ley, re­serve garda Michael Cloke and pro­ba­tioner garda Vin­cent Downes were avail­able for in­for­ma­tion, while the garda air sup­port he­li­copter landed in Gorey Town Park caus­ing much ex­cite­ment as the chil­dren got to see it up close and even got their pho­to­graphs taken in­side.

Other or­gan­i­sa­tions were also in at­ten­dance in­clud­ing the coast guard, Or­der of Malta, RNLI, and Gorey fire ser­vice.

Pro­ceeds from the day go to Gorey Car­diac First Re­spon­ders, YOLOS, and Talk to Tom. Sin­cere thanks went to all who helped and sup­ported, es­pe­cially Wex­ford County Coun­cil.

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