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Beach sealed off as suspected explosive device found – but it’s just a very large piece of plastic

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Gardaí at the scene at Clogherhead. Picture: Ciara Wilkinson

Gardaí at the scene at Clogherhead. Picture: Ciara Wilkinson

Gardaí at the scene at Clogherhead. Picture: Ciara Wilkinson

A popular beach in Co Louth was sealed off for a number of hours today as the Army Bomb Disposal Unit dealt with a suspected explosive device.

However, the ‘device’, which was thought to have been historical in nature, just turned out to be a very large piece of plastic.

The item was found at Clogherhead and the area was sealed off while the Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) unit was contacted.

The army later confirmed the item was in fact just a very large piece of plastic.

Clogherhead is a fishing village located along the East Coast and bordered by the villages of Annagassan to the north and Termonfeckin to the south.

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