Latest: German cyclist dies descending Conor Pass in Kerry

Latest: German cyclist dies descending Conor Pass in Kerry
General picture of Conor Pass. Pic: Google Maps.

Update 4.31pm: The woman who died while cycling over one of Ireland's highest mountain passes is understood to be a tourist from Germany.

The woman, aged in her 30s, was travelling with her boyfriend at the time.

Weather conditions were said to be poor and she was descending the pass at around 10:40am today when her bike "left the road and hit a ditch", investigating gardaí said.

The 456 metre (1,496 feet) high Conor Pass links Dingle town on the south coast of the peninsula with settlements along the north.

It is considered one of the most famous and difficult climbs for cyclists in Ireland.

Earlier:

A female cyclist has died in a road accident in Co Kerry this morning.

The collision happened at around 10.40am this morning on the Conor Pass (Dingle to Tralee Road).

The bicycle that the woman was cycling left the road and hit a ditch.

The woman, aged in her 30s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her body has been removed to University Hospital Tralee and the road has since reopened.

Gardaí in Dingle are appealing for any persons who may have witnessed the collision or who can assist them to contact Dingle Garda station on 066-9151522, the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 or any Garda Station.


More in this Section

€70,000 worth of heroin seized at Dublin Airport€70,000 worth of heroin seized at Dublin Airport

Girl, 12, who suffered migraines years after wheelchair lift struck her car headrest in accident is awarded €60kGirl, 12, who suffered migraines years after wheelchair lift struck her car headrest in accident is awarded €60k

'He climbed on top of me while I was driving' - Taxi driver talks about how she was assaulted by four men'He climbed on top of me while I was driving' - Taxi driver talks about how she was assaulted by four men

Fine Gael to promise tax cuts as part of next election campaignFine Gael to promise tax cuts as part of next election campaign


Lifestyle

Food news with Joe McNamee.The Menu: All the food news of the week

Though the Killarney tourism sector has been at it for the bones of 150 years or more, operating with an innate skill and efficiency that is compelling to observe, its food offering has tended to play it safe in the teeth of a largely conservative visiting clientele, top-heavy with ageing Americans.Restaurant Review: Mallarkey, Killarney

We know porridge is one of the best ways to start the day but being virtuous day in, day out can be boring.The Shape I'm In: Food blogger Indy Power

Timmy Creed is an actor and writer from Bishopstown in Cork.A Question of Taste: Timmy Creed

More From The Irish Examiner