Teenager’s party plans go haywire after ‘invite’ goes viral

A Cavan teenager who inadvertently invited thousands to a party at his family home slept soundly last night after Garda intervention ensured that revellers stayed away.

The young man’s Facebook invitation went ‘viral’ on the internet when more than 1,000 people said they would attend what they regarded as a public event. Although the teenager quickly withdrew the invitation, another Facebook user replicated the invitation.

The party attracted attention on Twitter yesterday, with most saying that the party house, in Lavey, Co Cavan, would be destroyed. One person tweeted: “I hope you enjoyed your house while it lasted.”

On the event Facebook page, the host made numerous attempts to stop the party, saying: “The guards are after ringing my parents because they heard it on the radio. Nothing happening tonight. Lads, this isn’t a joke, the drug squad called my parents and they have to come home.”

Despite his attempts, the 1,000-strong guest list were not taking no for an answer, with comments like: “Let’s go to his house anyway.”

The prospect of trouble prompted gardaí to monitor the event.

Inspector Aidan Farrelly said there would be a Garda presence in case anything happened.

Shortly before midnight, Insp Farrelly said the situation was under control. “Nothing has transpired so far. We monitored the situation and nobody has turned up at the house.”

© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

More in this Section

Homeless man’s final meal was fire lighters, inquest told

I will shoot you dead, Limerick bus driver told

Minister vows action on shower gel, electric cars and food waste

Ombudsman faced delays when handling complaints relating to Tusla


Breaking Stories

Flight diverted to Shannon after cabin crew perform CPR on man having heart attack

Paschal Donohoe: If we raised Garda wages, every other public servant would expect the same

Dublin Bus strikes suspended as unions ballot workers on new deal said to include 11.25% pay rise

Ryanair crew kick man off plane at Cork Airport for being drunk

Lifestyle

Do advances in technology mean we're closer to finding alien life?

Space Week is an out of this world chance for families to experience the night sky

Wayfarers: A composition written as a response to the 1916 Rising

Angelina Jolie hiring the best divorce lawyer in the business - Laura Alison Wasser

More From The Irish Examiner