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Friday 20 September 2019

Controlled explosion after viable grenade found outside Rosslare

File picture of Army Bomb Disposal Unit.
File picture of Army Bomb Disposal Unit.

By David Tucker

An Army Bomb Disposal Team carried out a controlled explosion of a historic yet viable Mills type grenade outside Rosslare on Tuesday, January 27 evening.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team in response to a request from An Garda Síochána after a suspect device was found during excavation work on a private residence in the townland Ford of Lyng near Rosslare Strand.

The team arrived on scene at 4.30 pm and safely transported the device to an open beach area to conduct a controlled explosion.

A cordon was put in place for public safety.

The scene was declared safe at 4.45 pm.

This type of grenade is early twentieth century in origin and was utilised during the War of Independence, the Civil War and World Wars One and Two. This is the second call out to such a grenade in three days.

Should members of the public find such a device it is advised to keep a safe distance and inform the gardaí.

Wexford People

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