Gardaí are investigating a burglary in Castlefinn.
The incident happened in Carricknashane in the early hours of Sunday morning.
An elderly man heard a knock at the side door of the house and when he opened the door he was confronted by a male in a balaclava.
The male attempted to gain entry to the house by force and he demanded money but the elderly man managed to fend him off and he left empty handed.
The male is described as being tall,thin and wearing grey clothing. If anyone was in that area around the time and seen a male matching that description then please call Gardaí in Letterkenny on 074-9167100 or the confidential number on 1800 666 111.