31 January 2014 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Renders Safe an Historic Grenade.

An Army Bomb Disposal team rendered safe a Mills Type Grenade dating from the early 20th Century in Lissarda near Macroom, Co. Cork this evening. The Team were returning to base from an earlier call out to Co. Kerry where they had determined that a suspicious object found on Rosbehy Beach was an inert shell without explosive content, when they were re-tasked to the scene following a request by local Gardaí­.

The Team arrived at the incident at 6.10 pm and examined the grenade in situ, it had been found in foliage on farmland and was assessed as potentially very dangerous. The grenade was then destroyed at the scene at 6.40pm by means of a controlled explosion and the Team then returned to base. Due to the remote rural location there was no requirement for a cordon or evacuations.

This was the fourth request for Bomb Disposal Team assistance today,other requests included a viable improvised explosive device in Co. Monaghan and unstable chemicals in a school in Co. Carlow.

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. 

Press Release Date: 31 January 2014

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