Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Gardaí are appealing to the public for information in relation to an act of vandalism at Sligo Folk Park.

A number of windows were smashed at the facility, located in Riverstown.

Gardaí say they are investigating an incident of criminal damage that is alleged to have occurred on Friday evening/Saturday morning last at the Folk Park.

No arrests have been made in connection with the incident and investigations are continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Riverstown Garda Station on 071 916 5122.

In a statement on social media Sligo Folk Park has posted pictures of the damage caused and say, “as you can see, a number of windows were smashed at the facility. What makes this worse is that the Folk Park is community owned and belongs to each of us.

“In over 30 years – there has never been any incident or damage caused to the Folk Park. At this time of the year as we prepare for ‘Santatown’ it is so upsetting and disappointing to see something like this happen.”

‘Santatown’ a major Christmas festival will take place at the Folk Park in Riverstown this weekend and is already booked out.

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