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Monday 30 January 2023 Dublin: 7°C
Google Maps Chelmsford Avenue in Ranelagh, where the decades-old grenade was found in a garden yesterday.
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Controlled explosion carried out on War of Independence grenade
The badly-corroded grenade was found in a garden in Ranelagh by a resident doing some excavation work.

AN ARMY explosives team carried out a controlled explosion last night on a hand grenade thought to date from the War of Independence.

Gardaí summoned the unit was dispatched to a house in Ranelagh yesterday evening after a resident found the grenade while performing some routine excavations.

The badly-corroded grenade was examined on site by the Defence Forces’ explosives ordnance team before being rendered safe for transportation.

It was then brought to Ringsend Beach where a controlled explosion was carried out.

The scene was declared safe at 6:50pm.

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