Seven people hospitalised after huge fight at Tuam cemetery 1 year ago

Seven people hospitalised after huge fight at Tuam cemetery

It took 30 Gardaí to break up the brawl and a young man with a knife was arrested.

Gardaí are investigating an incident of violent disorder that occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, 22 September in Galway.


At approximately 4pm, Gardaí were called to the scene of a violent altercation between a large group of people at a cemetery in Tuam.

Approximately 30 Gardaí responded to the altercation, including local uniform and plain-clothes personnel, supported by Gardaí from the wider North Western Region and the Regional Armed Support Unit.

Gardaí had to physically intervene between those involved in the dispute, dispersed people present at the scene and then preserved it. A young man was arrested by Gardaí attempting to flee the scene in possession of a knife.

This man was taken to Tuam Garda Station and has since been released. A file is being prepared for the Juvenile Liaison Officer (JLO).


Five men and two women were injured during the course of the incident and were taken to University Hospital Galway with non-life threatening injuries.

Gardaí have commenced an investigation into this incident of violent disorder and are appealing for any witnesses to this incident or for anyone with any information to contact Tuam Garda Station on 093 70840, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.