A two-year-old boy has been seriously injured in a hit-and-run in Cork.

The incident happened at Castle Meadows off Skehard Road shortly before 4pm.

The boy was taken by ambulance to Cork University Hospital where his condition is understood to be serious.

Gardaí say the car involved failed to remain at the scene.

Gardaí have appealed for witnesses to contact them and are particularly appealing to motorists with dash cams who were driving in the Skehard Road and Castle Meadows area between 3.30pm and 4.30pm to contact them.