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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Bailieboro Garda Station Open Day

On Saturday 17th December 2016 from 11am - 3pm

Superintendent Leo McGinn and the Gardaí at Bailieboro Garda Station wish to announce their first ever Garda Station Open Day.  This is an excellent initiative aimed at building closer ties with all members of the community in the Bailieboro District, through some fun and informal interaction.  As you may be aware Bailieboro Garda Station is the District Headquarters for the sub-district stations of Mullagh, Virginia, Cootehill, Ballyjamesduff, Shercock and Kingscourt.

This Open Day is a great opportunity to come and meet your local Gardaí and see the inner workings of your Garda Station.  There will be special tours of areas normally off limits to the general public including the control room, prisoner processing, interview rooms and the cell areas.  There will also be various vehicle and personnel displays.  On show throughout the day we hope to have multiple patrol cars, vans and motorbikes along with some of the more specialist equipment from the likes of the Dog Unit, Mounted Unit, Sub-Aqua unit, Public Order Unit and National Armed Units.  The Garda Band will also be making an appearance.  There will also be a fly-by/hover from Alpha Sierra 2, one of the hi-tech Garda Helicopters. (We wish to note that obviously these National Units can only be confirmed on the day due to possible operational requirements elsewhere).

There will of course be plenty of photo opportunities with the various displays both inside and outside the station...why not get your very own “Mug-Shot” at the height chart or sitting in a cell.  There will be special prizes to any children dressed as police officers and light refreshments for the kids too.

Being the Gardaí, this event is not all fun and games, there is a serious side too.  To that end our local crime prevention officer will be providing information to help keep your home and family safe. 

Additionally, we are delighted to host members of the Road Safety Authority “Check-it-Fits” team, who will be on hand at the HSE car-park next door to check your children’s car seats are fitted correctly and if not, to show you how.  The RSA roll-over simulator will also be present which is fitted to a hydraulic platform and can simulate a 90 degree and 180 degree roll-over demonstrating how it would feel if you were a driver or passenger involved in a less than desirable incident. It will also show you the effects of being suspended by your seat belt.  The Road Safety Authority’s New Interactive Shuttle will also be present.

The Bailieboro Fire Crew and their engine will be on hand too, showing off their equipment along with the Irish Red Cross.

This event is totally free and is open to all members of the Public.  We hope to welcome you all on the day.  The event will proceed regardless of rain!