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Grenade Located In Rosemount Area Of Thurles

Grenade

An Explosive Army Ordnance Disposal unit carried out a controlled explosion on a device found in a shed wall near the Slievnamon / Turtulla Road (N62) in Thurles, at around 4.30pm yesterday afternoon.

A member of the public had contacted Thurles Garda station, informing them that they had discovered the device in the Rosemount area of the town.

Thurles Gardaí having responded quickly to the call; observed what appeared to be a grenade at the location.  The area was then quickly cordoned off and a number of houses in the vicinity were evacuated, as a matter of standard safety protocol.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team were dispatched to the incident arriving, at approximately 6.30pm.  Traffic was halted and rerouted temporarily, while the device was made safe using a controlled explosion.

It is understood that the device may have gone undiscovered at the location for many years.

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