A motorcyclist in his 40s has died following a road crash in Co Cork.

The crash happened at Dromahane, just south of Mallow, at 5pm yesterday.

It is understood the man's bike left the road and struck a ditch on the R619 at Kilpadder South. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other vehicle was involved in the incident.

The man's body has been removed to Cork University Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The bike has been removed for further examination.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Mallow Garda Station on 022 31450 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.