An 83-year-old woman has died following a house fire in Abbeylara, Co Longford.

Gardaí from Granard were called to the scene shortly after 7pm yesterday evening.

The blaze was brought under control by Fire Tenders from Castlepollard and Granard and the woman's body was discovered inside the house.

The local Coroner was notified and her body has since been removed to Mullingar Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The scene is preserved for technical examination.

Foul play is not suspected at this time and a file will be prepared for the Coroner.