Major Garda operation underway in Carrick-on-Shannon ahead of Traveller funeral

138 Garda checkpoints in Co Kildare last weekend

Garda checkpoint

A major Garda operation is currently underway in Carrick-on-Shannon ahead of a Traveller funeral due to be held tomorrow, Thursday.

Gardai have established checkpoints on the N4 at the speed limits as you enter the town from the Longford direction.

There is also a Garda checkpoint on the access road to the Attirory area opposite Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada.

A checkpoint has also been established at the crossroads in Attirory as dozens of fully occupied vehicles and many more people on foot have been seen making their way to the Shannonside View Halting Site for the wake.

It is understood that marquees have been erected at that location.

A large number of vehicles are present.

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