Army bomb squad detonates Civil War grenade in Mallow

Army bomb squad detonates Civil War grenade in Mallow
A member of the Army Bomb Disposal Team.

ARMY bomb disposal experts conducted a controlled detonation on a Civil War-era grenade in Mallow last night.

It was one of two incidents the team were called to yesterday.

Army Bomb Disposal Teams were called to Mallow last night after the discovery of a Civil War-era Mills Grenade.

The team arrived on the scene at 9.20pm. To ensure public safety, a number of houses were evacuated and a cordon put in place for the duration of the operation.

A controlled detonation was conducted at 10.39pm to dispose of the munition, with the scene declared safe at 10.55pm.

Earlier in the day, teams had been called to Kampile, New Ross, Co Wexford to make safe an allotment of old blasting powder.

They arrived on the scene at 3.10pm and conducted a controlled detonation at 4.10pm after putting a cordon in place.

Should members of the public encounter such munitions they are advised to maintain a safe distance and inform An Garda Síochána.

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