On 21 February 1964 the Garda Síochána training centre opened at Templemore, Co. Tipperary. Now the Garda College, the facility at Templemore is where recruits to the Irish police force are trained.
The 'Discovery' series went to the new Garda training centre to find out what training Irish police officers undergo. In this clip the trainee recruits undergo a rigorous physical training regime in the Templemore gym.
A healthy mind in a healthy body.
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.