Men fined after stag party celebration ends up in court

September 28, 2022

Two men who arrived in Co Donegal for a stag party in Letterkenny ended up in court after abusing Gardai during a drunken row.

Leitrim men Declan Gannon and Michael McEniff appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with a breach of the peace and also being intoxicated.

The court was told the men were part of a stag party who arrived in Letterkenny on March 9th this year.

The court was told that an incident arose at Sister Sara’s Bar after an incident inside and both were asked to leave the premises.

Both were drunk and remonstrated with door staff and then Gardai when they arrived on the scene.

Gannon, of Kinkeen, Ballinamore, resisted arrest and then lashed out at Gardai and had to be pepper-sprayed by Gardai before being taken to Letterkenny Garda Station.

The 40-year old married man with four children has a previous conviction for similar behaviour but it goes back to 2001, the court was told.

McEniff, aged 36 of Aughnasheelin, Ballinamore, who works in marketing and sales, was also asked to leave the premises.

He became rowdy and highly aggressive and told Gardai and doorstaff to “f*** off or else.”

He too was arrested and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station.

The men’s solicitor, Mr Frank Dorrian, said he had no insight into what the row inside the premises was about but that both men were under the influence of alcohol.

Judge  Éiteáin Cunningham noted that the behaviour of Gannon was so bad that Gardai had to deploy pepper-spray.

She fined both men €200.