Eight people have been before a special sitting of Tuam District Court, to face charges in connection with an altercation at a graveyard in the town last September.

The seven men and one woman were brought to court from a number of garda stations around Co Galway, following a series of arrests this morning.

One man, 47-year-old David McDonagh, with an address at 59 Parkmore, Tuam, Co Galway, was remanded in custody.

He is charged with Section 3 Assault, under the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, along with another offence under the Public Order Act.

The above charges were also brought against four others: 49-year-old John McDonagh Snr, of 2 Carrowmacowan, Kilbannon, Tuam; John McDonagh Jnr (25), of Bay 2 Halting Site, Galway Road, Tuam; 29-year-old Stephen McDonagh, of 64 Corrach Buí, Rahoon, Galway; and Patrick McDonagh (26), of Bay 6 Halting Site, Galway Road, Tuam.

Lisa Marie Sweeney (26), with an address at 12 Racecourse Hill, Westport Road, Clifden, Co Galway, was charged with two Section 3 assaults.

Dennis Ward (52), of 35 Tirboy, Tuam; and 55-year-old John Ward, from 39 Cluain Ard, Ballybane, Galway; were both charged with Section 2 Assault, and with a breach of the 1994 Public Order Act.

All those granted bail will be back before Tuam District Court in January.

A number of conditions were attached to the bail applications by Judge Gerard Furlong. Among them, stipulations that the accused be of good behaviour; that they reside at their stated addresses; observe curfews between 11pm and 6am, and have no participation in videos or messages posted on social media.