07 Feb 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Renders Safe a Historic Grenade.

An Army Bomb Disposal team rendered safe a Mills Type Grenade dating from the early 20th Century in Co. Roscommon this afternoon. The Team were deployed to a commercial premises in Ardnanagh, Co. Roscommon at the request of local Gardai.

The grenade was found by a worker while carrying out excavation work. The Bomb Disposal Team arrived at 12.30 pm where they examined the grenade in situ. The Team transported it to a secure location and subsequently made it safe by means of a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 1pm and the team have now returned to base.

The Defence Forces maintains Army Bomb Disposal Teams throughout the State on a 24/7 basis to respond to requests for assistance as required on an immediate notice to move.  

This is the 18th call-out so far in 2014 and the third involving historic grenades in the last seven days.


Press Release Date: 07 Feb 2014

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