Sunday 16 September 2012 - Army Bomb Disposal Team Destroys Old Grenade .

An Army Bomb Disposal Team made Safe an early twentieth century grenade found in a garden in Ranelagh, Dublin this evening.

The Defence Forces deployed a team to Chelmsford Avenue, Ranelagh following a request from the Gardai.

The badly corroded grenade, which is thought to date from the War of Independence, was discovered by a local resident whilst carrying out excavation work in his garden.

The team arrived on scene at 5.30pm and examined the grenade in situ. The grenade was then rendered safe for transportation and brought to nearby Ringsend Beach where it was subsequently destroyed by means of controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 6.50pm.

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Press Release Date: 16 September 2012

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