Investigation underway after man dies following incident at mart

A man in his 60s has died following an incident at a cattle mart in Loughrea in Galway at the weekend.

The tragic incident happened on Saturday evening (September 23) at approximately 4.25pm.

A male in his late 60s was injured following the incident while the mart was in progress.

The man, who is understood to be from the South Rosommon area and is very well known in farming circles in the region, was taken by ambulance to UHG in Galway where he was later pronounced dead.

The HSA and Coroner have been notified.

Gardaí in Loughrea are investigating the incident.