Man appears in court in connection with serious assault in Carlow

The man - aged in his 30s - was refused bail and is due to appear before Cloverhill District Court next week

A man has appeared before a special sitting of Carlow District Court this morning in connection with a serious assault on a woman in the county last weekend.

The woman – aged in her 50s – was discovered unconscious and injured on the grounds of Pollerton Castle, Pollerton Road in Carlow Town early on Sunday afternoon.

She was taken to St Luke’s Hospital in Kilkenny in a serious condition and the scene was preserved for a technical examination.

Gardaí have said it is apparent the woman was the victim of a "very, very serious assault."

The man – aged in his 30s – was refused bail this morning.

He has been remanded in custody to appear before Cloverhill District Court on Tuesday 4th July.