Last week we launched our challenge to find "Ireland’s Dirtiest Pillow".
We had David Woolfson, founder of Irish company SleepAngel Pillows, here in studio. His pillow has been proven to be a 100% barrier against viruses, mould, microbes, allergens and bacteria.
And he scared us half to death with tales of all the ‘nasties’ that can live inside your pillow!!
And he offered Mooney listeners a straight swap. He said "if you have an old or dirty pillow and you’d like to get rid of it, send us a photo, we will come and take it, send it to a lab to be tested - and we will give you a brand new SleepAngel pillow in exchange"!
And you sent us LOADS of photographs…. Of old, icky, stained, pillows
So we selected some lucky listeners, and their pillows are currently in the Airmid laboratories - and we’ll be revealing the results of what was in their pillows next Friday, May 3rd.
But there was one email that really pulled at our heartstrings…
Liz O’Reilly, from Moyne in Co. Longford, was one of the first people to e-mail in with a photo of her pillow.
As you can see, Liz is hugging her feather pillow, holding onto it for dear life. It's not a very beautiful pillow - brown with stains - but Liz’s expression says it all. She LOVES this pillow. And in her e-mail she explained that she’s 35, she thinks the pillow is 34. The pillow has gone everywhere with her, even on her honeymoon!
Katriona McFadden went to meet Liz at her home in Moyne in Longford to meet Liz, and her pillow, before it was taken to be analysed...
Liz’s pillow, along with all the other pillows, are currently being microscopically examined by Airmid Laboratories in Dublin.
Tomorrow, May 3rd, we will be bringing you the results of what was found in the pillows!