Gardaí have launched an investigation into a suspected stabbing incident in Drumlish last weekend.
A 19-year-old man sustained a number of wounds following the incident which occurred during the early hours of Monday morning.
He was initially taken to Mullingar's Midland Regional Hospital, but was later transferred to Tullamore where he remained at the time of going to press yesterday (Tuesday).
Gardaí have confirmed that the injured man is not from the immediate Drumlish area, but hails from Co Longford.
They have however, stopped short of commenting on the precise injuries the injured man is said to have received, opting instead to describe the alleged assault as a “serious” incident.
It's understood the incident took place along Mary Street at around 2am. The Marquee in Drumlish Festival was held in the town at the weekend attracting huge crowds to the area.
Detectives have already spoken to a number of potential witnesses and are appealing for others to make contact with them. They are understood to be pursuing a definite line of inquiry into the incident.
A Garda spokesperson said aside from the events of Monday morning, the well attended four day festival went off relatively peacefully.
Anyone with information in relation to the oincident is asked to contact Granard Garda Station at (043) 6686512.