A 24-year-old woman has died after she was struck by a car near Claregalway, Co Galway last night.

The woman was walking with a 24-year-old man when they were hit by a car just off the N17 at Aucloggeen at about 12.30am.

The man was taken to University College Hospital Galway, but his injuries are not life-threatening.

The driver of the car was not injured.

Gardaí have appealed to witnesses or anyone with information on the incident to contact them at Gaillimh (Mill Street) Garda Station on 091-538000, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666111 or any garda station.