Watch: Co Clare schoolchildren test themselves against garda riot shields

Schoolchildren were given the chance to let off some steam as the Garda Public Order Unit paid a visit.

Gardai decked out in riot gear dropped in on St Conaires National School in Shannon, Co Clare.

In a video posted on social media, kids can be seen using batons to hit the riot shields held by gardai.

The visit was part of a programme of events to mark US President Donald Trump’s trip to Ireland, which saw specialist units attend schools in the area to discuss the role they play in the community.

- Press Association

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