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.”

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