Two German tourists were removed to hospital following a two-vehicle collision in North Clare.
The men had been travelling along a narrow country road at Toornahooan, a short distance from Doolin, when the accident occurred.
Two units of the fire brigade from Ennistymon along with ambulances from Ennistymon and Ennis responded to the incident along with gardaí. Members of the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard were also requested to assist.
The two male occupants of the rental car were injured in the collision while the driver of the second vehicle was unhurt. The injured were taken by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick for treatment.