A motorcyclist has died following a collision in Renmore, Co Galway shortly after 10am this morning.

The man, who was in his 40s, was seriously injured when his motorbike was in collision with a car on the R338 Old Dublin Road at Renmore Park.

He was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.

The deceased was removed to the mortuary at University Hospital Galway and the local coroner has been notified.

The crash site was fully examined by Garda forensic collision investigators and the road has now reopened to traffic.

Gardaí in Galway are appealing for witnesses following the fatal traffic collision.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Galway Garda Station on 091 538000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda station.