GARDA BAND CONCERT
The Lions Club in Malahide welcomed back the Garda Band to raise funds for the very worthy cause R.N.L.I. Lifeboats
The concert was held in:
Malahide Rugby Club on the 25th of May 2016 at 8pm.
The support act were the Junior Choir from St Oliver Plunket’s School, Malahide.
The Garda Band was established shortly after the establishment of An Garda Síochána. It gave its first public performance on Dun Laoghaire Pier on Easter Monday, 1923. So great was its impact that it was invited to play at various functions and events throughout the country. Under the direction of the first Bandmaster, Superintendent D.J. Delaney, a céile band, pipe band and dance orchestra were formed from within its ranks.
In 1938, the Dublin Metropolitan Garda Band (which was based at Kevin Street) and the Garda Band amalgamated. The new band was based at the Depot in the Phoenix Park. In 1964 the Band toured the USA and Canada under Bandmaster Superintendent J. Moloney. The Band was disbanded the following year but was re-established in 1972 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of An Garda Síochána.
The RNLI currently operate a total of 58 lifeboats from the 45 stations in the Republic and Northern Ireland.
Different classes of lifeboat are needed for various locations. So RNLI lifeboats are divided into two categories: all-weather and inshore. Visit their website.
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