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November lecture; Guarda an Pobal, policing the Irish Free State 1922

Our November lecture is now live on both our YouTube watch the video here and our Soundcloud  listen to the lecture here channels. Dr John Reynolds is an historian and a serving sergeant in the Garda Síochána had done extensive research on the history of the guards. He has published works on policing in Tipperary such as The Templemore miracles, Violence & Visionaries: 1919 – 1921 in Templemore and 46 men dead@ the RIC in Co. Tipperary 1919-1922.

The lecture covers the founding of the Civic Guard in 1922 and the influence of key figures such as Michael Collins in the development of a new police force for the fledgling Irish Free State.

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