Gardaí in Kenmare are investigating following a fatal traffic collision which claimed the life of a motorcyclist earlier today.
Shortly before midday, a man in his 50s was seriously injured when his motorcycle collided with a car.
The collision occurred on the N70, between Kenmare and Sneem, at Lackeen, Blackwater.
The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene a short time later. The occupants of the car were uninjured.
The road is currently closed and local traffic diversions are in place.
Garda Forensic Collision Investigators have been requested to attend the scene and the Coroner has been notified.
Gardaí are appealing for witnesses.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Kenmare Garda Station on 064 -6641177, Killarney Garda Station 064-6671160 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.