Gardaí in Kilkenny are investigating the alleged assault that took place at 4:15am this morning just off Stephen's Street in the city.
A 22-year-old man was making his way home along a laneway from Stephen's Street to Father Murphy Square when he alleges he was stabbed in the leg.
He made his way to Kilkenny Garda Station.
Paramedics attended at the station and treated him for non-life threatening injuries to his leg.
The young man was taken to St Luke's Hospital for further treatment.
Gardaí are appealing for anyone who may have been in the area of Stephen's St/Father Murphy Square between 4am and 5am and who might have any information or seen any persons to contact them at Kilkenny Garda Station.