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Offaly Diver Raises Bronze Age Sword From Shannon

15th August 2014
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Diver finds Bronze Age sword in River Shannon
Diver Michael O Ruairc was in a routine search and rescue exercise when he found the sword. Photo courtesy of Shannonside Sub Aqua
Offaly Diver Raises Bronze Age Sword From Shannon

#Diving - A Bronze Age sword has been plucked from the River Shannon in Co Offaly by a local diver, according to the Irish Independent.

And it's only the latest in a series of historical finds by members of the Shannonside Sub Aqua Club in Banagher, which has previously fished out Viking and Celt weaponry from the river.

The latest find is thought to be some 3,500 years old, and was only discovered by accident when diver Michael O Ruairc was in a routine search and rescue exercise.

The Irish Independent has more on the story HERE.

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