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Dublin: 12 °C Friday 18 April, 2014

Two early 20th century artillery shells discovered in Dublin

The shells were discovered by a construction worker at a house in Ballsbridge this afternoon.

Bomb disposal team equipment (File photo)
Bomb disposal team equipment (File photo)
Image: Brian O'Leary/Photocall Ireland

TWO ARTILLERY SHELLS believed to date from the early 20th century were found at a house in Dublin this afternoon.

The discovery was made by a construction worker on Shelbourne Road in Ballsbridge, who alerted gardaí.

An Army bomb disposal team was sent to the scene and carried out a controlled explosion on the shells at a nearby location to render them safe.

The Defence Forces said the exact age and type of ammunition could not be identified because the shells were badly corroded, but it is believed that they come from the early 1900s.

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