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Controlled explosion carried out on historic grenade in Ballyshannon

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AN Army Bomb Disposal team this morning rendered safe a Mills Type Grenade dating from the early 20th Century which was washed ashore following recent storms in Ballyshannon.

The Team were deployed to The Mall Quay at the request of local Gardai.

They arrived at the incident at 9.55am where they examined the grenade, transported it to a safe location and subsequently made it safe by means of a controlled explosion.

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The scene was declared safe at 10.20 am and the team returned to base.

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.

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