Busy at the Lost & Found after New
LOSING your dignity on
New Year's Eve is one thing but Irish revellers also
mislaid plenty of other valuables as they rang in
A lost & found website that reunites people with
their goods has been inundated with notices in the
last few days.
Smartphones, wallets, coats, keys, driving licences
and passports are just some of the items people
mislaid as they celebrated around the country on
One Tipperary lad, who lost a favourite wallet in
Kilkenny, has now offered a reward for its return.
He turned to the Lost.ie website with the following
appeal: "It's a black leather Ripcurl wallet which
is too small for Irish notes as it was bought in
Australia. My Aussie licence was inside too so it'd
be easily identified.
“The wallet was given to me by my best mate so it
has sentimental value so I'd like if at all possible
to get it back. I'd be willing to give a €50 reward
to anyone who hands it in either to the Garda
station or they can call me."
Meanwhile, a reveller, who likes a particular day of
the week, appealed for the return of a gold iPhone 6
lost in Swords on New Year's Eve. "(It) was in white
cover where was written text 'Friday is my favourite
F word' with black letters. Hope someone has found
and will give me back!" they told Lost.ie.
Lost & Found services are busy after
New Year's Eve celebrations.
An Austrian visitor who
lost his wallet in Cork city didn't care about
getting his cash or credit cards back. "The finder
can keep the money (50 euro), I just need my driving
licence back," he wrote.
Another young woman who forgot her green, shiny
handbag in a taxi en route to Lucan, Dublin after
the New Year was cheered in, hoped to jog the
driver's memory by telling him she was the one with
the croaky voice who "gave you some sweets and a
packet of crisps!"
But it's not just on New Year's Eve that people
mislay their property.
One wonders did 'Paddy' ever track down the
accountant 'Emma' with the "gorgeous smile" whom he
met at a Kings of Leon concert two years ago but
forgot to save her number.
And then there's the 46-year old from Dublin 12 who
is looking for the return of his or her "lost soul".
"I was eight years old when I first noticed its
absence. I was on my way to attend Sunday services
at my local church when I became aware I no longer
felt its demanding and authoritative presence...have
you seen a lost soul?" they asked.