26 Apr 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Rendered Safe Historic Grenade.

An Army Bomb Disposal Team rendered safe a historic yet viable Mills type grenade in Caherlistrane, Co Galway last night.

The Defence Forces deployed the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team in response to a request from An Garda Sí­ochána after a suspect device was found at a site during renovation of a building in the rural Raheen area outside Caherlistrane.

The team arrived on scene at 10 pm and the device was then safely transported to an open green area for a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 10.30 pm.

This type of grenade is early twentieth century era and would have been in use during the War of Independence, the Civil War and World Wars 1 and 2.


Press Release Date: Saturday 26 Apr 2014

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