Echlin St Historic shell “of British origin” says Army

Echlin Street building site where the historical shell was found. Credit: Sian Long

The historic artillery shell found on Echlin Street building site in early April is said to have been of British origin.

The Army bomb disposal squad were called to the scene on April 5th shortly after 11 am to remove an old artillery shell found on a building site on Echlin Street in Dublin 8.

Workers on the site were evacuated while a cordon was put in place. The bomb squad worked to remove and examine the artillery shell.  Army spokesperson Paddy Molloy said the historic shell “was of British origin produced between 1845 – 1920,”. The shell was found to be a “rifle muzzle loaded 7 inch common shell.”

Shortly after the bomb disposal team arrived the site was declared safe. The shell was thoroughly examined and retained for education and training purposes by the army.

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