A GARDEN near Cobh town centre had to be sealed off this afternoon after a suspicious device was found.
A person doing gardening work in the Seaview area of the town came across what appeared to be an explosive device and contacted Cobh gardaí immediately.
The defence forces were contacted and the Army Bomb Disposal team was sent to the area to remove it and make it safe.
The operation was carried out safely, without incident.
It is believed the device was an old one that had been in the garden for decades potentially.