A firearm has been found dumped in a field on the outskirts of Cork city.
The weapon was found in a search of the field in Clogheen this morning at around 8.30am.
A garda statement said: "A search was conducted in the area this morning at approximately 8.30am by the District Detective Unit.
"The sawn-off double barrel shotgun was discovered concealed behind a water trough on private property.
"The firearm was confirmed safe by Detective Gardaí and brought to Gurranabraher Garda Station.
"Gardaí are following a definite line of inquiry in relation to this incident.
"Investigations are continuing."