Gardaí investigating after car drives into crowd at Louth cemetery 1 year ago

Gardaí investigating after car drives into crowd at Louth cemetery

One man has been seriously injured.

Gardaí have appealed to the public for witnesses and information following a violent incident that took place in Louth on Sunday 21 July.


Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Dowdallshill, Dundalk at approximately 3.40pm on Sunday afternoon.

It is understood from initial investigations that a dark coloured car drove at a number of people in the cemetery who were attending the annual blessings of the graves event.

One man, whose age is unknown, was seriously injured. He was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

A small number of people also received superficial injuries.

Immediately following the incident, the offending car drove out of the cemetery and onto the public road, colliding with a number of parked cars before coming to a stop.

The driver, a man believed to be in his late 20s, was subsequently arrested at the scene.

He is currently being detained at Dundalk Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.


Investigating Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact them at Dundalk Garda Station on 042 9388400, particularly anyone who may have captured video footage.

Alternatively, people may contact the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.