BEACH FIND A device found on Silver Strand in Louisburgh which is believed to be a possible World War II era bomb.
Possible World War II bomb found on Louisburgh beach
A DEVICE washed up on a beach in Louisburgh, which is believed to have possibly been an aircraft bomb from the World War II era, has been described as ‘not significant’ by local Gardaí.
The cylindrical shaped device was found on Silver Strand in Louisburgh on Thursday afternoon by Dutch artist, Mels Dee, who was in Mayo visiting the Westport Custom House Gallery.
The Dutch artist had been walking along the beach when he came upon the device in the sand and believed it to be similar to a bomb from the World War II era. Mr Dee contacted John McHugh, the Manager of the Custom House Studio who in turn informed the Gardaí of the discovery.
A spokesperson for the Gardaí in Westport confirmed to The Mayo News that the army visited the site and took away the device. He could not confirm what the device was but described the discovery as ‘not significant’. He added that the army are often called to take away similar looking devices which have been washed ashore by the tides.
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