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Hundreds turn out to mark 100 years of An Garda Síochána in Dungarvan

Hundreds of people turned out to mark 100 years of An Garda Síochána in Dungarvan today.

A march took place this morning, going from the current station to the original barracks at Dungarvan Castle.

There, speeches were delivered and members were commended for their service.

The march itself was lead by the Garda Band and included current and retired Gardaí, and children from the Little Blue Heroes charity.

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The charity sees very deserving children become honorary Gardaí - even getting their own Garda uniform.

The Little Blue Heroes who joined An Garda Síochána to celebrate today's centenary in Dungarvan

Following the ceremony at the castle, medals were handed out to those members in attendance.

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"Centenary medals have been handed to members of An Garda Síochána," Dungarvan Sergeant Conor Cleary told WLR News at the event earlier, "to both serving and retired members.

"So, we've got a medal for each serving member in the Dungarvan district and also a medal for each retired member in the Dungarvan district.

"We also have a number of deceased retired members and those medals have been handed to their spouses."

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