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Old mortar shell that still contained explosive material found in Limerick city

It’s understood the shell dates from the War of Independence era.

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THE ARMY BOMB Disposal Team were called out to make a device safe in Limerick city this afternoon.

The historical mortar shell was found by a member of the public on the banks of the Shannon.

It’s understood the shell dates back to the War of Independence era.

However – despite the age of the device and its poor condition – it still contained explosive material and posed a potential threat to the public.

A team arrived on the scene at 2:25pm and gardaí cordoned off the immediate area near O’Callaghan’s Strand.

It’s now being brought to a secure military area where it will be destroyed by a controlled explosion.

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