A 16-year-old boy has died after he was struck by a car near Adare in Co Limerick in the early hours of this morning.

The incident occurred at Garraunboy near Adare shortly before 4am.

The driver of the car, who is in his late 40s, was uninjured.

The scene has been preserved and garda forensic collision investigators will conduct an examination.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to come forward, particularly motorists who were travelling in the area at the time and may have dashcam footage. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Newcastle West Garda Station on 069-20650, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station.