Post-mortem examinations are due to take place on the bodies of two people, believed to be brother and sister from Roscommon, who died following a drowning accident in Ballybunion.
The man in his 50s from Lecarrow and the woman in her 60s with an address in Sweden, were recovered from the water, shortly after 6 o'clock last evening.
The alarm was raised when a person on the beach spotted a man getting into difficulties in the water just after 6pm.
First responders arrived at the scene and the man was brought ashore to the men's beach, but efforts to revive him failed.
As the man was receiving medical attention, a woman was spotted in the water and was subsequently brought ashore.
However, it's been confirmed that she has also died.
Members of Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue, Kilrush Lifeboat and the Rescue 115 helicopter were all involved in the operation.
It's believed the two people who died were a brother and sister; the man in his 50s was from Roscommon while his sister who was 62, had an address in Sweden.
It's believed at least one other family member, a teenage boy, was on holiday with them at the time of the tragedy.
The bodies were taken to the mortuary at University Hospital Kerry for a post-mortem, and a Garda investigation has also been launched.