Gardaí have appealed for witnesses after an 18-year-old woman was knocked down while crossing the road in Kilkenny.

The woman was struck by a vehicle at approximately 8.45pm last night at Main Street, Gowran. She was brought to hospital in Kilkenny where she remains in a serious condition.

Anybody with information can contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056-7775000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.