Large garda presence in Longford town for Traveller funeral

A large garda presence was evident in Longford town today for the funeral of a local member of the travelling community.

The garda helicopter flew overheard, and garda personnel were alongside the funeral cortege as it made it’s way from St Mel’s cathedral out to Ballymacormack cemetery.

It’s understood fears had grown over the possibility of violence after an incident in Galway at the weekend where a man who’s believed to be from Longford was injured in an incident outside a church in Galway yesterday afternoon.