A woman had to be rescued from the cliff face at Howth, North Dublin.

A woman was rescued by helicopter from the cliff face at Howth in north Dublin, reports TheJournal.ie.

The Howth Coast Guard was contacted shortly before 10am on Saturday morning. The woman got into difficulty while descending the cliff path to the shoreline near Broad Strand at Howth Head.

The police and the Coast Guard found her 20 ft down a steep embankment surrounded by undergrowth. A full rescue climb was undertaken to retrieve her.

A Rescue 116 Coast helicopter airlifted the woman from the cliff face and flew her to the nearby Bailey Lighthouse helipad where she was then transported to the local hospital. The woman, whose name has not been released, is believed to have sustained only minor injuries.