A man has died after the car he was driving hit a fence outside Cashel in Co Tipperary.

The crash happened at Ardmayle outside the Co Tipperary town at around 11.30pm last night.

The 51-year-old's body was taken to South Tipperary General Hospital. A post-mortem examination will be carried out.

Diversions are in place as the road is closed to facilitate an examination by garda forensic collision investigators.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone with information about the crash to contact them at Cahir Garda Station on 052-744630, the Garda Confirdential line on 1800-666111 or any garda station.