Phoenix Park peacekeepers

A history

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Brendan Nolan's comprehensive history and guidebook of Phoenix park is a masterpiece." Community Voice.



closedown of old police barracks
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.
Front row
Park Ranger John Manning salutes Sgt Thomas Kelly.
Note old DMP-style pointed helmets and the new flat Garda hat worn by the gárdai.
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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The comprehensive book on Dublin's own national park.

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ISBN 1-904148-78-6
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Copies of Phoenix Park a history and guidebook are a welcome addition to your corporate or conference goodybags.

Brendan Nolan has reported on Phoenix Park as a freelance journalist for several decades and was a professional observer at many of the events of the late 20th century related herein.

He was born in Chapelizod in a house beside the churchyard of Le Fanu and counted Phoenix Park as his personal rambling ground through his growing years and beyond.


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"Author Brendan Nolan provides a fascinating read."
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