A cyclist in her 40s has died following a collision in west Cork.

The woman, who was from west Cork, was struck by a car at around 1pm near Shepperton Lake, between Leap and Skibbereen, on the N71.

Her body was removed to Cork University Hospital where a post-mortem examination will be carried out.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 50s, was uninjured.

The road was closed for a technical examination but has since reopened.

Gardaí have appealed for any witnesses to contact Clonakilty Garda Station on 023 8821570, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.