The trial of a 24 year old man charged in relation to the death of an Oughterard publican in September 2011 opened at the Galway Circuit Court yesterday.
The body of John Kenny was discovered by family members at Kenny’s Bar, Main Street, Oughterard on the 25th of September, 2011.
A post-mortem examination revealed he had died as a result of serious assault.
Yesterday, a 24 year old man pleaded not guilty to the unlawful killing of John Kenny.
The accused, who has an address in Co. Cork, was a juvenile at the time of the alleged offence and cannot be named.
He also pleaded not guilty to a further charge of trespassing with intent to commit an offence.
A jury of 8 men and 4 women was sworn in before Judge Rory McCabe and the trial at the Galway Circuit Court is expected to last around two weeks.