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Cork hospital warns festival-goers of 'bad batch' of ecstasy tablets causing 'severe illness'

Festival promoters also confirmed they were aware of drugs circulating at the festival.

Cork University Hospital.
Cork University Hospital.

CORK UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL has issued a warning about a “bad batch” of ecstasy tablets circulating at a festival in Mitchelstown, Co Cork. 

The hospital reported a patient presenting with very severe illness from taking drugs at the Indiependence festival in Mitchelstown. 

In a tweet today, it said: “CUH has received patients with very severe illness from taking ecstasy at the Indie19 festival in Mitchelstown. 

“We are aware that a text message was issued to attendees concerning “reports of a bad batch of something on the campsite”. Please circulate & to all attending, stay safe.” 

Indiependence is a three-day music and arts festival running this weekend with headline acts including Gavin James and British band Bastille. 

Last night festival promoters also issued a “welfare warning” advising attendees not to take anything they are not sure about. 

In a statement posted on social media, they said: “We have reports of a bad batch of something in the campsite, do not consume any substances that you are unsure about, it has the potential to make you very sick.”

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