Gardai in Wicklow Town will celebrate their 100 year anniversary in Wicklow Town this evening (Wednesday September 28).
It is 100 years since the first Garda unit arrived in the town to replace the RIC.
The unit which consisted of of one Superintendent, three Sergeants and twenty two gardai arrived in the town on the 5.45 train from Dublin and marched to the Grand Hotel where they stayed for the night, as the barracks were occupied by the outgoing RIC men.
The next day the unit took residence at the barracks in Church street.
The present day Gardai will recreate the event by marching from the train station to Church Street where they will be met by the ceremonial unit who will then march to the old Garda station on Church street.
The evening will commence with a presentation ceremony in St.Patrick’s GAA Club and refreshments at Wicklow Golf Club.
Motorists are advised there will be minor traffic disruption between 5 and 6pm on Main Street, Church Street and Bachelors walk.