An elderly woman has been found dead outside her home in Tuam, Co Galway.

Ita Curtis, who was in her 70s, was found at Birmingham Road early yesterday afternoon.

Gardaí were alerted by a neighbour who found the woman on the ground beside her house.

Foul play is not suspected and it is thought she may have slipped on the ice.

Ms Curtis was living alone and had been living in the area for some years.