Mac & Mac's Pick: Discovered message in a bottle

By WEEK Reporter

October 24, 2012 Updated Oct 24, 2012 at 10:42 PM CDT

IRELAND -- A message in a bottle...which took years to arrive.

At some point, a lot of people have put messages in bottles and tossed them into the ocean. And less often, the bottle is actually found!

But, in Waterford, Ireland a ten year-old boy found a message in a bottle on a beach in southeastern Ireland.

The bottle Oisin Milea found was put in Quebec’s St. Lawrence River eight years ago. The note inside was from two girls, Charlene and Claudia from Montreal, with an email address that's no longer in use.

It may have taken the bottle years to get from Canada to Ireland, but it took only days to track down Charlene and Claudia...now in their twenties...and link up with them on Skype.

Tourism Ireland picked up the story, and yesterday told the girls they would cover airfare and hotels for a one-week trip to Ireland to see their bottle again, and as part of its gathering Ireland 2013 festivities.