Road safety visit to Castleisland Garda Station

March 4, 2024

Last Thursday, the Carry Camán group (Marguerite Herlihy, Lucy Matassa, Clodagh Buckley, Seána Walsh) were invited to meet Garda Gerry Riale at the Castleisland Garda station to carry out research on road safety. This is part of their Student Enterprise project, where they are making holders for players to carry their hurleys on their backs.  A unique feature of the holder is the addition of high-viz to promote player safety as they walk to and from training and matches.

The girls heard from Garda Riale on how the Gardaí promote and enforce road safety. The girls learned about the dangers of being pedestrians and cyclists on the road, and the simple steps people can take to reduce the risk of accident. High visibility clothing of course plays a huge role. The Gardaí are always trying to get the message out for pedestrians to take responsibility for their safety. Garda Riale loved the project idea, commending the team for integrating road safety into their enterprise project. He wished the team every success. 

While in the station, the students had an opportunity to learn about the operation of speed camera testing equipment, as well as taking a tour of the building, seeing various departments such as the Victim Support Unit, Road Policing and Crime Investigation.

This was a great learning experience for the students and demonstrated the important contribution they are making with their enterprise.