George Dennison (b. 1925)
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George Dennison (b. 1925)


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George Dennison spent his early years in Carrigart in Co. Donegal, and he joined the Garda Siochána in 1945. He begins the recording by listing the locations at which he served over the years, and he recalls his early days on duty. He sets out the great differences which exist today in comparison to the duties undertaken by members of the Garda Siochána in earlier days. He describes in detail his tenure in some of the eighteen stations at which he was based, which included Castlebar, Claremorris, Cork city, Navan, Kells, and Ballymote where he was superintendent. He speaks about his responsibilities during the Northern Ireland troubles, from 1969 until his retirement in 1988. The regular conferences which were held between the stations on the issues of security and strategy are recalled. The District Court sessions and the judges who presided are mentioned, and he recites a humorous self-authored piece on his service to the nation.

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Audio series:

Heritage Collection 2016


128 kbps

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48 hours

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Recollections of a member of the Garda Siochána

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore