Efforts are underneath technique to hint the proprietor of a personalised Christmas ornament discovered at a tree recycling level in a southside park.
avid Douglas, who works for Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, was shredding Christmas bushes in Blackrock Park when he made the invention.
The gold-coloured ornament, depicting a toddler with a bell, carries the inscription ‘Tricia’ and is dated 1983.
David advised Unbiased.ie he noticed the ornament simply seconds earlier than the tree was as a result of be shredded.
“I believed nothing of it on the time because it’s common for decorations to be discovered on bushes when they’re delivered to assortment factors,” he stated.
“I simply put it in my pocket and acquired on with shredding bushes. After I checked out it later, I seen it had a reputation and date on it so I felt it is likely to be of sentimental worth. I’d go mad if it belonged to me and I misplaced it.”
David initially posted a photograph of the ornament on his personal Fb web page and it has since been broadly shared throughout social media.
It was retweeted greater than 500 instances after being shared by the Museum of Childhood Eire.
“The response has been unbelievable,” he stated. “It has even been shared on pages in Cork and Mayo at this stage.”
David stated the ornament will grasp in his automobile till the proprietor is discovered.
“If no one claims it, I’ll grasp it by myself tree subsequent Christmas,” he stated. “I definitely gained’t be throwing it out.”