Man who was a “nuisance” at Letterkenny nightclub couldn’t handle drink

March 17, 2022

A Gortahork man who could not handle his drink and made a “nuisance ” of himself at a Letterkenny nightclub has been ordered to make a donation to charity.

Caoilte Doohan was charged in connection with the incident at Voodoo Nightclub on February 27, 2022.

Letterkenny District Court was told the 20 year old was “fixated” on not being allowed into the club.

Sergeant Gerard Dalton said Gardai received a call from staff at the nightclub saying a man was causing a nuisance.

The court heard Doohan was intoxicated and refused to move on when asked to do so on a number of occasions by Gardai.

He was eventually arrested and charged.

Doohan contacted Gardaí the following morning to apologise, the court was told.

His solicitor, Mr Frank Dorrian, said his client had been drinking in a friend’s house in Dunfanaghy earlier and could not handle his drink.

He added “He is less than capable of managing the alcohol.”

“He was unclear as to what was said, but presumed it had been uncomplimentary,” Mr Dorrian said.

“He lost his way. He had too much drink and wasn’t able to handle it. He has no pattern of association like this and he is not a candidate for repeat visits to court.”

Judge Brendan O’Reilly instructed Doohan to make a €200 donation to the Letterkenny branch of St Vincent De Paul.

Doohan was accompanied to court by his mother, a move which was commended by Judge O’Reilly.