A woman was airlifted to hospital with neck and leg injuries in the early hours of this morning after slipping off the edge of a cliff in Co Clare.

Gardaí said the incident occurred at around 3am this morning, where the woman fell from a seven metre cliff at Spanish Point.

Gardaí have said her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

The woman, in her early 20s, was airlifted to University Hospital Limerick following efforts by emergency services.

The Coast Guard and the Clare County Fire and Rescue Service were also involved in the rescue operation.

The Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard along with the Shannon based search and rescue helicopter were initially tasked to the incident.

Two units of the fire brigade from Ennistymon and ambulance resources from Ennistymon and Ennis were also sent to the scene.

Emergency services located the woman on rocks close to the water on the northern side of Spanish Point Bay near a popular hotel.

Coast Guard and fire service personnel climbed down to the base of the cliff to reach the woman.

The Shannon based Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 115, was requested to airlift the casualty from the scene.

The woman was assessed by an advanced paramedic before being secured and prepared for the helicopter airlift.

The emergency services were stood down shortly before 7.00am.

The operation was coordinated by watch officers at the Irish Coast Guard's marine rescue sub centre at Valentia in Kerry.