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Unexploded grenades discovered at Sligo house

The two grenades, dating from the early 20th century, had to be destroyed in a controlled explosion.

A Mills grenade similar to those discovered in Sligo
A Mills grenade similar to those discovered in Sligo
Image: (Mick Baker)rooster via Flickr

TWO UNEXPLODED GRENADES were discovered at a home in Sligo this afternoon, and had to be destroyed by an Army bomb disposal team.

The grenades, dating from the early 20th century, were Mills Type 36 devices. They were discovered during excavations at the home in the village of Grange.

The Mills Type 36 was a standard grenade widely used by armed forces in Britain and around the world from 1917 until the early 1980s.

After emergency services were called, an Army Bomb Disposal Unit arrived at the home around 2.15pm. The soldiers removed the two grenades to a safe location and made them safe in a controlled explosion.

The scene was declared safe at 3.15pm.

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