18 Aug 2022

Jerpoint Glass helping Ray D’Arcy send out his message in a bottle

Miniatures of Ray D’Arcy will soon be set adrift at sea, thanks in part to Stoneyford’s Jerpoint Glass.

Miniatures of Ray D’Arcy will soon be set adrift at sea, thanks in part to Stoneyford’s Jerpoint Glass.

The Today FM radio personality has launched a project called “Bobble in a Bottle,” and to do so he has enlisted the help of Rory Leadbetter of Jerpoint Glass.

It all started when a woman in Kerry discovered a lobster pot ID tag on a Kerry beach – and found that it had travelled all the way across the Atlantic over a period of two decades. Intrigued, the DJ decided to launch his own “messages in a bottle,” in the form of his trademark bobble heads.

“After Kerry woman Rosemary Hill found a lobster pot ID tag on her local beach and found out that it had travelled 3,000 miles from America over 20 years, we thought we’d attempt to do something similar...” explains the Ray D’Arcy Show blog on

“In the vein of Message in a Bottle, we’re putting Ray (in the guise of his bobble head) in a number of bottles and with the help from some families across Ireland we’ll launch them into the sea/ocean.”

Four families have been selected to release the bottles – on the east coast at Wicklow Head, on the north coast at Malin Head, on the west coast at Clifden and on the south coast at Galley Head – and GPS tracking devices are being installed by the company EZ Track to follow the progress of the bottles for six months.

Updates on “Bobble in a Bottle” will be added at

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