Gardaí are investigating the alleged rape of a US student out in Tully Cross, Connemara.
It’s understood that a 19 year old girl is in Ireland with other students from her university in the United States.
She was with a group of students attending the Connemara Mussel Festival over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The girl reported to gardaí that she had been raped while out socialising in Tully Cross on Sunday morning.
Gardaí said in a statement that an investigation was taking place into the alleged rape.
“Gardaí in Clifden are investigating an alleged sexual assault on a female (19 years) in the village of Tully Cross, Co Galway, in the early hours of Sunday morning”.
“No arrests have been made to date. Investigating gardaí are following a number of lines of enquiry.”
“Owing to the nature of the incident we will not be commenting further at this time.”