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PIC: This Hilarious Garda Recruitment Ad Is Peak 1970's Ireland

By Sarah

March 2, 2018 at 6:31pm


The 70's in Ireland were the best of times, and the worst of times, but they were also a feckin' goldmine for things that would never be allowed to see the light of day today.

Bowl haircuts, wispy moustaches, and brown and orange wallpaper to name but a few. Oh, and seriously out-of-date job advertisements too.

This 1972 Garda Siochana advertisement posted on Reddit for new recruits has some pretty classic specifications of the time...

Here's what you needed to be a Garda in the 70's:

  • Unmarried
  • Of "good character"
  • In good health
  • A "mean chest measurement of at least 37ins"
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What the hell does good character mean anyway?! 

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