Three bodies have been recovered from the sea during two separate search operations in counties Cork and Clare.

The bodies of two fishermen who were missing off the Clare coast since yesterday were found on the shoreline near Spanish Point.

They have been named locally as Michael Galvin, who was in his 60s, and Noel Dickinson, who was in his 30s. Both men were from Quilty.

The 7.6m Lady Eileen trawler was last seen at about 1pm yesterday, south of the Cliffs of Moher.

The trawler had been due back in port at Quilty at 5pm. It is thought the men were moving lobster pots when the boat sank.

This morning's search was coordinated by the Irish Coast Guard Rescue Centre in Valentia.

A team of garda divers and local divers joined the search. Navy divers and the LE Niamh were on their way to the scene when the bodies of two men were found.

The men were taken from the water by the Kilkee rescue boat and were brought to Seafield.

Elsewhere, the body of a man in his 60s was recovered from the water off Cod's Head, near Allihies on the Beara Peninsula in Co Cork, just after 1.30am.

John O'Leary and his son had clung to their overturned sailing dinghy for up to four hours, before the teenager swam ashore and raised the alarm.

Mr O'Leary was from Barness in Allihies.