Mary Stratford
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Mary Stratford


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Recording No: 283

Theme: Policing and Defence

Interviewee: Mary Stratford
Date of Birth: 1940
Interview Location: Malahide, Dublin
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore
Series Title: 1922-2022: A Century of Change (part 3)
Date Recorded: 20/08/2021
Recording Length: 48:10

Keywords: Mary Garvey Garda joined force 1962; First Clare woman in force; One of first Ban Gardai attached to Edward St. Garda Station Limerick; Plain clothes and uniformed detective Pearse St. Dublin station 1960s; Worked with Crime Prevention Unit 1960s; First woman in force to transfer from Limerick to Pearse St. Dublin Garda Station; Retired 1968 due to marriage ban.

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Audio series:

1922-2022 A Century of Change (part 3)

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Policing & Defence

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe

Date Recorded


Location of Recording

Malahide, Dublin