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Grenade from War of Independence Era Made Safe at Balbriggan Harbour

31st August 2021
File image of Balbriggan Harbour in north Co Dublin
File image of Balbriggan Harbour in north Co Dublin Credit: Jonathan Baker/Wikimedia

Last Wednesday (24 August), an Army Bomb Disposal Team was tasked to investigate a suspected grenade found at Balbriggan Harbour.

Following a request from An Garda Síochána, the team arrived at the scene in Balbriggan at around 2.10pm and a cordon was set up for the safety of the public in the north Co Dublin town.

The concerning item was assessed to be a grenade dating from the War of Independence era 100 years ago, and it was rendered safe at the scene.

“Should members of the public encounter suspicious items, or hazardous substances, they are advised to maintain a safe distance and inform An Garda Síochána,” a spokesperson for the Defence Forces said.

Published in Irish Harbours
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