Sligo woman was one of first female gardai

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Retired garda sergeant (Elizabeth) Josephine Dwyer who passed away last week had a place in one of the milestones of policing in Ireland.
Born on February 23, 1936 in Ross, Emlagh, Riverstown, she was one of the first female gardai.

MAKING HISTORY: The first female gardai pictured following their passing out in 1959. Sligo woman Josephine Dwyer is third from right in the front row.
MAKING HISTORY: The first female gardai pictured following their passing out in 1959. Sligo woman Josephine Dwyer is third from right in the front row.

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