The 70 year old was struck by a farm vehicle in Portumna

The State Pathologist and the Garda Technical Bureau are due at a farm in Galway, as investigations continue into the death of a 70 year old woman.

The elderly woman was struck by a farm vehicle shortly after 4pm on a farm near Boula, on the outskirts of Portumna town.

Gardaí and emergency services were called to the scene and she was pronounced dead a short time later.

The woman's body remained at the farm overnight - and the area where the incident occurred, was sealed off pending the arrival of a team from the Garda Technical Bureau.

 

The local coroner has also been contacted, and investigations are ongoing.