The long face of the law! Garda Mounted Unit are big hit with Kilkenny schoolkids
IT’S not all about drugs busts and chasing the bad guys!
Kilkenny gardai also play a hugely important role in community policing and educating young people about the dangers of getting on the wrong side of law.
And so this week, while up to 80 local and specialist gardai descended on Kilkenny as part of Operation Thor – make 30 arrests and seizing €80,000 of illegal drugs – members of the Garda Mounted Unit paid a visit to local schools in the Castlecomer area.
As our picture shows, the highly trained Garda nags were a huge hit with the schoolchildren.
And it proved to be a special moment for 26 trainee gardai from the Garda College Templemore who assisted with the operation.