A community in Co Kerry has been left 'absolutely devastated' after a teenager died when he fell from a cliff.
It is understood the 17-year-old boy was walking with his parents at Bull's Head at Lispole on the Dingle Peninsula on Sunday when the accident happened.
Emergency services were notified at 1.40pm.
Valentia Coast Guard tasked Shannon Rescue Helicopter 115, Valentia Lifeboat and Dingle Coast Guard.
The body of the teenager has been recovered and has since been removed to the morgue at Kerry University Hospital.
Breandán Fitzgerald is a Fianna Fáil councillor based in Dingle, and a member of Kerry County Council.
He told Newstalk Breakfast the community is in shock.
"Yesterday was such a beautiful, glorious day to be out and about - from what I know the family had went for a walk together as a family and this tragic accident happened".
"Such a young life with some amazing promise, and all those wonderful great adventures yet to begin, and then for this to happen.
"It's devastating, the whole community is in shock".
Councillor Fitzgerald said the cliff walk is well-known.
"It's quite a doable walk... the boy's parents, grandparents I suppose would be from living in the area - so I'm sure he probably had done that walk hundreds of times before with his mom and dad and his family".
"It's just such terrible news, heartbreaking for his family.
"All our thoughts and prayers are with the young man's family and friends".
He suggested people could "light a candle for this young man and his family, and keep them in our thoughts and prayers during this very tough time".