The woman who died in a road collision in the west Cork village of Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh in the early hours of this morning has been named locally as Gobnait Ní Thuama.

She was 51 and from the area.

She died when a car collided with a number of people after they had left a premises in the village at around 1am.

Two other women were treated in hospital for injuries which were described as non-life threatening.

The driver of the car and his passengers weren't injured.

Gardaí said a man in his 40s was arrested at the scene. He was questioned and later released without charge.

The road has been closed for a forensic examination

It is understood that all parties were known to each other, and that they had been attending a funeral in the village earlier on Monday.

The three women had been talking to each other prior to the incident.

Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this collision to contact Macroom Garda Station on 026 20590.