‘Filleadh ar An Teampall Mór’ (‘Return To Templemore’) on TG4

Garda Passing Out Parade 1964


Brian Reddin’s documentary screens on  Wednesday 15th October 2014 @ 21:30 on TG4


In 1964, the Gardaí moved their training facility from Phoenix Park to Templemore.


50 years after the first recruits graduated from this new facility, they returned to commemorate the occasion.


During this documentary, we meet the class of ’64 and discover how their lives and careers played out over the last 50 years. Many of them were involved in some of the most high profile cases the State has ever seen – one even became a Garda Commissioner – all of them remember a different, more innocent time as they reflect on their lives as Gardaí.


Profiling both the men of Templemore and the town that embraced them, this documentary provides a unique insight into the lives of the men who served our State.


Featuring interviews with former Commissioner Noel Conroy as well as Sergeant John Reynolds PhD, the documentary features extensive interviews with the Gardaí who passed out in 1964, including, Tom Sands (Galway), Micheál de Búrca (Galway), Michael Dalton (Tullamore), Martin Fitzpatrick (Limerick), Seosamh Ó Conghaile (Killibegs), Pádraig Moran (Roscommon) and Pádraig Ó Liatháin (Killarney).


The documentary was produced and directed by Brian Reddin of Dearg Films.


The DOP was Gerry MacArthur. Trevor Cunningham was on Sound and the documentary was edited by Ultan Murphy in Windmill Lane.


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