Thirteen New Garda Recruits From Clare Graduate From Templemore

Thirteen new Garda recruits from Clare have officially graduated from Templemore College today.

They’re among 201 nationally who will join ranks with almost 14,500 sworn members of An Garda Síochana, in line with the government’s pledge to increase the overall workforce to 21,000 by 2021.

None of the newest officers to pass out today will be stationed in Clare, while the graduates from this county will take up roles in Limerick, Donegal, Kildare and Cork.


Today’s graduation ceremony was attended by both Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and Garda Commissioner Drew Harris.

Clare’s newest Garda graduates

  1. Garda Evan Quigley
  2. Garda Kieran Lynch
  3. Garda Mike O’Grady
  4. Garda Michael Howard
  5. Garda Dominic Costigan
  6. Garda Lorraine McNamara
  7. Garda Rodion Bessonov
  8. Garda Cathal Considine
  9. Garda Aoife Daveron
  10. Garda Jennifer O’Shea
  11. Garda John Lane
  12. Garda Peter Cleary
  13. Garda Leanne Tubridy