By Dan Walsh
A memorial to the late Garda Frank Forde erected in Gorey Town Park in 1985, but long since removed, has been restored to its original honoured position. It is appropriate that such a gesture occurs on the centenary of the foundation of An Garda Siochána and in recognition of service to the community.
Garda Frank Forde passed away in 1984 and in recognition of his sterling work with both Gorey Social Services and the Gorey Scout Group, both organizations unveiled a commemoration stone in the Town Park to acknowledge his contribution to the community.
Unfortunately a few years ago the plaque was damaged and removed with the intention of it being replaced but it never happened…until now!
Cllr Donal Kenny, Cathaoirleach of Gorey-Kilmuckridge Municipal District Council said today: “I was urged by many of those who were involved at the time to get the plaque replaced and I was delighted to help and follow this up and thanks to Philip Knight District Manager, it is now restored.” Cllr Kenny credited former Town Council member Trish Quinn, who was amongst those campaigning for the restoration of the plaque in the park.