Two people found dead at rural property while another person rushed to hospital

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GARDAI are investigating the discovery of two bodies at a rural property in Mayo this afternoon.

The bodies of an elderly man and a woman were discovered at a property in the Irishtown area, near Claremorris.

The man was in his late 70s while the woman was in her mid 60s.

The bodies of the deceased were discovered in Irishtown shortly after 3pm this afternoon.

A man in his late 30s was found injured at the house, and was taken to Galway University Hospital.

The office of the State Pathologist has been contacted.

The scene has been preserved for technical examination. A full garda investigation is underway.