Post-mortem expected to take place today on body of Leitrim man found in Clifden

A post-mortem is expected to take place later today on the remains of a man found in Clifden last night.

The body was recovered as part of a search for missing Carrigallen man Cathal Whelan who was reported missing in the Galway town last week.

Gardai confirmed last night that a body was found at around teatime in the town and thanked everyone who had been searching since last week for their efforts.

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They are not treating the discovery of the body as suspicious.