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Grave Danger Eight arrested over 'violent' cemetery brawl in Tuam, Co Galway

They are currently detained at various stations in the Galway area

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Tuam cemetery

Tuam cemetery

Tuam cemetery

Eight people have been arrested in relation to a “violent disorder” that took place in Tuam cemetery more than two months ago.

Gardaí investigating the incident, which occurred in the Co. Galway graveyard during a funeral on September 22nd, made the bust on Monday morning.

A woman aged in her mid 20s and seven men whose ages range from their mid 20s to their mid 50s have all been arrested.

They are currently detained at various stations in the Galway area under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

It was reported at the time that up to 11 people were rushed to hospital, some with suspected stab wounds, after a violent clash at Tuam cemetery.

Gardaí were called to the scene of the mass brawl on the Athenry Road, after fighting broke out when two separate funerals crossed paths in the cemetery.

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An injured man is taken to the army helicopter after fighting broke out at a funeral in Tuam.

An injured man is taken to the army helicopter after fighting broke out at a funeral in Tuam.

An injured man is taken to the army helicopter after fighting broke out at a funeral in Tuam.

It was reported at the time that up to 11 people were rushed to hospital, some with suspected stab wounds, after a violent clash at Tuam cemetery.

Gardaí were called to the scene of the mass brawl on the Athenry Road, after fighting broke out when two separate funerals crossed paths in the cemetery.

It is understood one person suffered severe slash injuries.

A large number of gardaí attended the scene, including members of the Armed Response Unit. Five ambulances transported the injured to hospital.

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