A probe is underway after a gate was stolen from Donegal’s ancient Grianan of Aileach ring fort.
Despite the site being closed under Covid restrictions, thieves made their way up the hill at Burt and cut a lock at the entrance gate and before prizing a large gate from the fort itself.
The incident occurred sometime between 10am Saturday and 10am Sunday 25th October.
Gardaí believe an angle grinder or some implement was used to remove the gate and some form of transport would have been used to take the large gate away.
The authorities are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information in relation to the theft to contact Buncrana gardaí on 0749320540 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.