25 January 2015 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe Historic Grenade.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe an historic yet viable Mills type grenade in Aghada, Cork this 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 Aghada area of East Cork.

The team arrived on scene at 6.30 pm and safely transported the device to an open green area to conduct a controlled explosion.

A cordon was put in place for public safety.

The scene was declared safe at 7.20 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 1 and 2.

Other types of call outs would include conventional munition destruction such as old grenades discovered by members of the public, unstable chemicals and also suspect devices found to be hoaxes.


Press Release Date:   Sunday 25 January 2015

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