The incident happened outside a public house in Clonakilty after midnight on Saturday
A man is in a critical condition in hospital following an assault in County Cork over the weekend.
The incident happened shortly before 12.30am on Saturday morning.
The 30-year-old man suffered serious injuries outside a public house on Pearse Street in Clonakilty.
He is receiving treatment at Cork University Hospital, where his condition is described as critical.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information is asked to contact them at Clonakilty Garda Station on 023-882-1570, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111, or any Garda station.