A police spokesman said: “Gardaí in Salthill are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a woman in her 60’s who was fatally injured at a house in Galway.
“Gardaí and emergency services were alerted to the incident after 3pm this afternoon.
“The woman was pronounced dead at scene and her body has since been removed to University Hospital Galway. A inquest is expected to take place over the coming days.”
One local said: “The woman was very well known and respected. This is a terrible tragedy for the area.”
A post-mortem is due to take place.