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Second historic grenade in three days made safe by bomb disposal team

A controlled explosion of the device was carried out on a beach in Wexford.

File photo of a Mills grenade.
File photo of a Mills grenade.

THE DEFENCE FORCES bomb disposal team has made safe the second historic grenade in three days.

The device was found when evacuation work was being carried out at Ford of Lyng near Rosslare Strand, Wexford.

The team were alerted to the discovery by gardaí, and attended the scene at 4.30pm.

The grenade was brought to a nearby beach where a controlled explosion was carried out.

The type of Mills grenade discovered was first used in 1915, and has been used the War of Independent and Civil War, as well as both World Wars.

If a member of the public find such a device, they are advised to keep a safe distance and contact gardaí.

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