Shots fired at house in Longford town

Liam Cosgrove


Liam Cosgrove


Clonbalt Woods

The entrance to Clonbalt Woods in Longford town

A number of shots have been fired through the front window of a house in Longford town on Thursday night in what is believed to be the latest upsurge in a violent feud involving two rivalling Traveller families.

No one was injured in the incident, which took place in the Clonbalt Woods area of town at around 11pm.

A man was reportedly inside the house at the time but escaped unharmed.

Gardai have since sealed off the area and have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact them at Longford Garda Station at (043) 3350570.

The Leader understands the shooting is linked to two suspected arson attacks on houses between Granard and Edgeworthstown last night.

It's also understood the owners of the property are not connected to the ongoing feud.

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