Gardaí are appealing for witnesses after a robbery at a post office in Co Kilkenny yesterday.

At about 5.20pm, a man entered Kilmoganny Post Office, threatened the cashier with a handgun and demanded money.

He then escaped on foot with a quantity of cash.

The man, who spoke with an Irish accent, was wearing blue jeans, a hooded top and had a scarf concealing his face.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who witnessed anything unusual in the Kilmoganny area between 4.30pm and 5.30pm yesterday to contact Thomastown Garda Station at 056-7754150 or the Garda Confidential Line, 1800-666-111.