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Official Opening of the Garda Síochána Memorial Garden

At Dubhlinn Gardens, Dublin Castle on Saturday, 15 May 2010

The Garden

Details on each of the 83 Gardaí on the Roll of Honour are available here - Roll of Honour

Location: Dubhlinn Gardens, Dublin Castle (use Ship Street entrance)

On Saturday, 15 May 2010 the Taoiseach, Mr. Brian Cowen TD officially opened the Garda Memorial Garden at the Dubhlinn Gardens, Dublin Castle in the presence of the Garda Commissioner, Mr. Fachtna Murphy, the Minister for Justice, Mr. Dermot Ahern TD, and representatives of the families of the 83 gardaí whose names appear on the Roll of Honour and who were killed in the service of the State.

Format of Ceremony

The afternoon’s proceedings included a liturgical ceremony followed by the laying of wreaths.

Medals were presented to a representative from the families of each of the 83 gardaí on the Roll of Honour.

The Garda Commissioner made an address and introduced the Taoiseach who spoke and officially opened the Memorial Garden.

Click play below to view slideshow of the presentation

Background Note:

An Garda Síochána Memorial Garden honours the members of An Garda Síochána who were killed in the service of the State. The names of the members of An Garda Síochána who were killed are inscribed in stone within the garden. Additionally, a specially commissioned glass sculpture commemorates the sacrifice of the families left behind and a specially commissioned stone sculpture is a tribute to all deceased members of An Garda Síochána, the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Dublin Metropolitan Police.