Recruits to the Garda Síochána the Irish police force take a solemn oath during training in Templemore.

The Garda Síochána training centre opened in Templemore County Tipperary in February 1964.

The trainee recruits take their solemn declaration thereby enrolling themselves into the Garda Síochána.

Chief Superintendant McDonagh addresses the recruits and reminds them that in taking the oath and signing it, they have enrolled themselves as members of An Garda Síochána.

My first duty is to welcome you into the force and to wish you success.

He reinforces their new roles as members of the national police force by explaining the meaning of the words Garda Síochána 'Guardians of the Peace'. The first thing a new Garda needs to do is acquaint themselves with the rules and cooperate with their instructors.

This episode of Discovery was broadcast on 30 November 1964. The reporter is P P O'Reilly.

'Discovery' was a documentary series broadcast on RTÉ 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.