RTÉ has managed to contact the two French-Canadian girls who wrote a message and put it in a bottle in Quebec eight years ago.

The bottle travelled across the Atlantic Ocean before being washed up on the strand at Passage East in Co Waterford.

It was found by local boy Oisín Millea, aged ten.

RTÉ has spoken with Charlene Dalpé, who wrote the note along with her friend Claudia Garneau.

She said she was very excited to find out that the note, which she wrote when she was 12, had been found by somebody on the other side of the ocean.

Ms Dalpé and Ms Garneau spoke with Oisín via Skype this evening.