An investigation is being carried out following the discovery of a man's body in Co Clare.

The man was found lying face down on the ground outside the community centre at Ballynacallly.

The man was aged in his 60s and was from the local area.

It is understood he was last seen socialising in a village pub last night.

The body has been taken to University Hospital Limerick where Assistant State Pathologist Margaret Bolster will carry out a post-mortem examination.

Gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in Ballynacally between midnight and 9.45am on Saturday 25 January to contact them at Kilrush Garda Station on 065-9080550.