An Garda Siochana has confirmed that the remains of a woman were discovered on the beach in nearby Enniscrone, Co Sligo yesterday afternoon, Monday, January 21.
It is understood that the body was found near the shore by a walker at around 1.30pm.
Emergency services were called to the scene and retrieved the remains.
Gardai have declined to comment on whether there is a connection between the find and the search that has been ongoing in the vicinity of the River Moy in Ballina for almost a week now for a woman that has been missing from Crossmolina since Wednesday, January 8.
Results are awaited of DNA testing that is ongoing in Sligo at present.