A MAN has been murdered after a stabbing “bloodbath” in west Dublin.
The 25-year-old victim was stabbed and collapsed in a pool of blood on Kennelsfort Road in Palmerstown at 3.30am.
He has been named locally as Peter Conroy from Deansrath Lawn, Clondalkin. The victim was rushed to Connolly Hospital in Blanchardstown where he died several hours after the attack.
A second man is also being treated in Connolly Hospital but the extent of his injuries are not yet known.
“It was a bloodbath, there’s no other way to describe it,” said one local.
“I could hear men and women screaming and when I looked out there were ambulances and gardai everywhere.”
A local source said the row started at a B&B following a Traveller wedding.
“Some of them were at a wedding yesterday outside Dublin, but they came back to the B&B afterwards and that’s when the trouble flared,” they told the Herald.
A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene and detained at Ballyfermot Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
The crime scene was littered with blood-stained clothing and towels this morning.
A pile of bloodied clothes were at a door of the B&B and another pile of towels, clothes, and a pair of trainers, all drenched with blood, could be seen on the footpath and road yards from the first scene.
A murder investigation is underway.
A Dublin Fire Brigade spokesman confirmed that two ambulances and a fire tender attended the scene.
Two ambulances from the HSE were also present.
Gardai sealed off the area for a forensic search and
traffic restrictions were put in place in Palmerstown Village from Old Kennelsfort Road to the N4 Lucan Road due to the incident.
Members of the garda technical bureau labelled and photographed the area inside and outside the B&B and removed items for examination.
Locals said they were shocked at the violence in what is normally a quiet and mature suburb of west Dublin.