Carlow gardaí are investigating an incident in the early hours of last Saturday morning, in which a man received serious wounds to his head.
The assault happened on Kennedy Street, Carlow, at 1.45am on Saturday. The victim was hit over the head, causing a deep cut to the crown of his head and a lot of blood loss.
His phone was also stolen in the incident.
The young man (22) was discovered by a passer-by in an unconscious state and was taken to St Luke's Hospital by ambulance.
Anyone who may have information on the incident is asked to contact gardaí in Carlow on 059 9136620.