A picture of the stolen engagement ring
A Carlow woman has issued an appeal after her house was broken into on Tuesday night and two very precious rings were stolen.
Speaking to Carlow Live, Emma Maher, who lives just outside Ballon, said: "My house was broken into last night and two rings were stolen and I desperately need to get them back."
One of the rings was an engagement ring given to her by her daughter, Alannah's late father and the other ring was her grandmother's wedding ring which she left for Emma after she passed away.
In a post on Facebook, she added: "This evening I came home to find my house had been broken into, two very valuable rings have been stolen.
"One is an engagement ring Alannah's Dad gave me, as most of you know her Dad has passed away and that ring was something that meant the world to me but was going to be her's.
"This is the only thing I had to give Alannah that meant so much to myself and her Dad, it was part of his memory.
"The other ring was my grandmother's wedding ring which she left for me after she passed away. If anyone comes across rings being sold on any social media or selling pages please let me know."
Gardaí are investigating two burglaries reported on Tuesday night in the Killane area of Ballon.
The first incident is reported to have happened between 6.30pm and 9pm when the homeowner entered her property to find a number of items on the floor and found the back window had been forced and jewellery taken.
A second incident occurred in the same area between 7.10pm and 8.10pm where the owner was out of the house for a short period and they returned home to found their rear window forced.
The house alarm had been activated causing the intruders to flee.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Tullow Garda Station on 059 918 1160.