An 11-year-old girl who had been missing from her home in Co Cork since Friday night turned up safe and well late last night.

Catherine O'Driscoll, a member of the Travelling Community, returned to her parents' caravan at an encampment near Crookstown shortly before 11pm last night.

Her father told gardaí that she had been living rough in the area over the previous three days, and had not taken a lift out of the immediate area, as previously feared.

The reason for her disappearance is not yet known.