Our own Gardai


To mark the establishment of the Garda Siochana in1922,  a special medal was commissioned by the Government. Presentations have been taking place to members and their representatives across the country since August 2022

One such recipient is Brian Kelly who now resides at Holy Family Residence. Brian left his native Donegal in 1946 to train at the Garda Training College in Templemore

His 43 years of service resulted in multiple postings nationwide.Brian retired in 1989 as a superintendent,  exactly 43 years to the day he joined.

He was very pleased to recive his Centenary Medal, a happy reminder of past times and his contribution to being a guardian of the peace and a protector of the public throughout his long career.