Message in a Bottle ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 175

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Message in a Bottle

Having just been writing about messages in bottles over the last few days,, I was rather taken with this story from the Huffington Post today.

It reminded me, too, of a brilliant documentary on RTE Radio 1 some months back about a young woman, Breda O’Sullivan from Dingle in Co.Kerry, who began corresponding with an American Serviceman, Frank Hayostek, as a result of finding a message in a bottle washed up on a local beach.

The pair went on to meet, and the romantic in everyone wished for a happy outcome …..

Here is the link to the Docmentary and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

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I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

7 thoughts on “Message in a Bottle ~ Gatherings from Ireland # 175”

  1. I heard that documentary on RTE some time ago – what a fascinating tale it was! Well worth listening to again! We have the other famous and poignant ‘message in a bottle story’ from Cork – Jeremiah Burke., lost on the Titanic, threw his farewell message to his family overboard in a holy water bottle and it was washed up two years later not far from his family home.

    1. Hi SV, thanks for reminding me of the Jeremiah Burke message. Quite amazing that he thought to write the message and that it was washed up so near his family’s home. Life is so strange, isn’t it?

  2. Jean, thanks for the link to the RTE broadcast. I was able to listen this morning. What a wonderful story….I was struck by Breda’s reaction to Frank’s announcement of his annulment. Certainly a sign of those times, here in the USA as well as Ireland. I don’t think she’d have the same reaction today. Do you?

  3. Thank you so much for this post. I downloaded the documentary and it entertained me right through a long slow run I was suffering through yesterday evening. What a fascinating story!

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