Gardaí in Kenmare are investigating the discovery of two bodies in the town this morning.
The bodies of a man and woman, both in their 80s, were discovered in a house in the town.
They were both pronounced dead at the scene and have been removed to University Hospital Kerry, where post-mortem examinations will take place.
Gardaí say the scene is being preserved and the outcome of the post-mortems will determine the course of their enquiries.
The Office of the State Pathologist and the local coroner have both been notified.