The owner of a house sustained minor injuries during the incident early on Friday morning
A man has appeared in court in Co Cork in connection with an aggravated burglary.
The burglary happened at a house at Derrigra, Enniskeane at around 12.30am on Friday.
The owner of the house - a man in his late 50s - is said to have sustained minor injuries after being assaulted by an intruder.
The suspect then fled the scene.
Gardaí say a 45-year-old man was arrested a short time later in connection with the investigation.
He was detained at Kinsale Garda Station, and appeared before a special sitting of Clonakilty District Court this morning.
Gardaí say their investigations are continuing.