Twenty Shannonside probationary Gardai pass out from Templemore

Twenty probationary gardai from local counties have passed out from the Garda training college at Templemore.

The trainee gardai will be stationed at eleven stations at various locations around the country.


A total of fourteen Roscommon natives are among the new gardai – the highest number of probationers from the region.

Caoileann Fitzmaurice, from Ballinlough, Daniel Manning from Strokestown and Gareth McElhone from Castlerea will all be based at Pearse Street station in Dublin.

Niall Mullen, from Fourmilehouse, Shane Regan from Ballintubber and Gearoid Ennis from Castlecoote are to be stationed at Naas.

Heading to Portlaoise Garda Station are David Rooney, from Ballyleague and Clodagh Murphy from Ballinlough.

Two of the newly qaulified gardai are heading to Castlebar – they are Thomas Hanly, from Derrane and Noel Higgins from Frenchpark.

Other new members include David Connaughton and Jude Quigley from Athlone, Kevin Neary from Castlerea, David Popplewell from Carrick-on-Shannon and Brian Oates from Elphin.

Five Longford natives are also among the new gardai who passed out yesterday.

They are Christina McGauran from Granard, Ciaran Ryan from Ballymahon, Rachel Trappe from Longford Town and Lisa Mooney from Mullinalaghta and Keith McGuire from Carrickedmond who is being stationed at Carrickmacross.