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Nolan's comprehensive history and guidebook of Phoenix park is a masterpiece."Community Voice.
Closing of Parkgate
garda station circa 1930. The station had been a DMP barracks. left to right back row
Sgt Thomas Keaveney plain clothes, gárdai Flynn, Thornton, McMahon
(plain clothes), Delaney.
Park Ranger John Manning salutes Sgt Thomas Kelly.
Note old DMP-style pointed helmets and the new flat Garda hat worn by
The plain clothes gárdai constituted a vice squad for the park
The modern Garda mounted unit is stabled in Phoenix Park and favours the
Irish draught horse as its animal of choice..
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