A new exhibition presenting a photographic history of An Garda Síochána is now on in the James Hardiman Library, NUI Galway. The exhibition features a series of 48 incredible images from An Garda Síochána Historical Association which date as far back as 1909 and reach as far forward as the 1940s. The photographs chart the fascinating history of An Garda Síochána and include its precursors The Royal Irish Constabulary and The Dublin Metropolitan Police.
The exhibition is complemented by images of Gardaí from our own archives here in NUI Galway, taken from the Ritchie-Pickow collection. More material from the Ritchie-Pickow archive can be seen here: http://call.library.nuigalway.ie:8180/Pickow/index.jsp
The exhibition runs until 6 May 2011 and admission is free.
For further information please see: http://url.ie/appn, http://url.ie/appq and http://url.ie/apps