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Friday 29 August 2014

War shell exploded

Wind-farm tours

Published 14/06/2014 | 02:30

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A CONTROLLED explosion of a mortar shell from the time of the War of Independence has been carried out in Limerick city centre.

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The device was discovered by a member of the public near O'Callaghan's Strand, on the banks of the River Shannon in the city. An Army Bomb Disposal Team took the device to a secure military area where it was destroyed by controlled explosion.

Eighteen wind farms across the county will be opened to the public tomorrow.

The move is part of Global Wind Day, with educational tours and family events taking place. For a full list of open farms, see www.iwea.com.

OVER 1,000 members of musical societies across the country are in Killarney tonight for the annual awards which have been likened to the 'Oscars' for amateurs.

The 49th annual Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) awards are being held in the Gleneagle Hotel tonight. The glittering awards ceremony follows adjudications of musical productions throughout the country in the past year.

SUNDAY tickets for this year's Electric Picnic music festival have sold out.

Amongst those performing on the Sunday are Outkast, Clean Bandit and Scottish rock band, Simple Minds. The arts and music festival will take place from August 19-22, in Stradbally, Co Laois. Ticket sales for the event close on July 4.

A CAMPAIGN on social media to rename Kerry Airport after one of the county's most famous citizens is gathering pace. But it is unlikely to rebrand the airport as Tom Crean Airport after the Antarctic explorer who hailed from Annascaul.

Vice chairman Liam Chute told its annual general meeting that a similar suggestion had been made before but the board of directors had been advised that Kerry was a good brand.

THE Cobh Traditional Sail Regatta will feature a number of historic traditional vessels including the 'Rankin'.

The event, which runs from June 27-29, is organised by Cove Sailing Club and the Naval Service Yacht Squadron. It will feature a range of traditional Irish sailing craft, including the famous Cork 'one-design'. The highlight of the event will be a special parade of sail at 2pm on June 29.

Irish Independent

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