Celebrations took place in Templemore last week to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Templemore Training Centre. The celebrations coincided with the renewal of recruitment to the Gardaí.
On 21 February 1964 the Garda Síochána training centre opened at McCann Barracks, Templemore, Co. Tipperary. Training was previously undertaken at Garda Headquarters in the Phoenix Park, Dublin.
Now the Garda College, the facility at Templemore is where recruits to the Irish police force are trained. The decentralisation of Garda training from Dublin to Templemore changed the fortunes of the north Tipperary town.
The 'Discovery' series went to the new Garda training centre to find out what training Irish police officers receive. In this clip the trainee recruits undergo Garda traffic training.
This episode of Discovery was broadcast on 30 November, 1964. The reporter is P. P. O'Reilly.
Discovery was a documentary series broadcast on RTE between 1964 and 1967. Discovery, which first aired on Tuesday, 14 January, 1964 touched on many aspects of Irish life with an occasional spotlight on events of particular interest.