Gardai in Mitchelstown are advising homeowners to remain vigilant when it comes to security in their homes.

It follows an attempted burglary at the Ballinwillin estate on Thursday June 1, where would-be thieves gained entry to a house, only to be disturbed by the home owner who was in the house at the time.

No items were reported to have been stolen following the incident.

Gardai are investigating the incident and are urging residents to ensure that their homes are secure at all times.

Anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour in the area at the time, is asked to contact Mitchelstown Garda Station at (025) 84833.