Large crowds were reported over the bank holiday weekend in Donegal at the International Sheep Shearing Championship in Burt and the Rory Gallagher festival in Ballyshannon.
There were over 60 drug arrests in Ballyshannon, but overall, gardai say they were very happy with how the weekend went.
There were 60 seizures of drugs, mainly cannabis, and 23 arrests for drugs possession at the festival in Ballyshannon.
Four people were charged with drink-driving and two with dangerous driving, while there were 16 arrests for public order offences.
Gardai are stressing these figures shouldn’t detract from what they
say was a very successful weekend, and they were very happy with the behaviour of the 8,000 rock fans who packed Ballyshannon over the holiday weekend.
Cllr Barry O’Neill, founder and chairman of the festival, said it was the most successful to date.
Meanwhile, the good weather also guaranteed that large crowds were recorded for ther sheeop shearing championships on the Grianan Estate, with up to 15,000 people in the area. There were some traffic delays around Burt as a result.
Elsewhere, gardai say there were a number of arrests for public order offences and suspected drink driving over the weeekend, but no major incidents were reported.