The body of a 59-year-old Galway man has been recovered from a mountain at Leenane on the Galway/Mayo border.

The dead man has been named as PJ Fox from Carnmore.

He had been among a group hiking yesterday in an area known as the Devil's Mother when he fell to his death.

His body was recovered by members of Mayo Mountain Rescue this afternoon.

He has been taken to Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar.

Members of Mayo Mountain Rescue had carried out an initial search of the area yesterday evening.