Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Changes at An Post in Listowel

Postal  staff in Listowel, Lyreacrompane, Lixnaw, Lisselton, Ballybunion, Asdee, Ballylongford, Tarbert and Moyvane have moved to the new Listowel Delivery Service Unit at Caherdown.
The unit formerly housed the Imperial Stag factory.
The new facility includes a purpose fitted mails processing operation.
An Post says the move was fully agreed at national level by the company and union representing staff and is a common feature of An Post mails operations around the country.
The new Listowel Delivery Service Unit will house thirty postal staff.
This includes eighteen who were formerly based in Listowel, two each from Moyvane, Lixnaw, Ballybunion, and Tarbert and one each from Asdee, Ballylongford, Lisselton, and Lyreacrompane.
Undelivered mail and parcels will still be collected at those local post offices.
An Post says these custom-designed Delivery Offices enable it to provide a better quality and more efficient service for customers.
(information from Radio Kerry website)

When I called to Cahirdown to bring you news and photos, I was greeted by my former pupil and erstwhile postwoman, the lovely Claire Sweeney. She introduced me to her new boss, Jer.

The fine new airy spacious building is super wheelchair friendly. 
Well done, An Post


Postboxes, old and new

Postbox at the new facility in Cahirdown

Postboxes at the post office

This is now; that was then

There is a post box at Convent Cross. It dates from another era in our country's history.

You can just make out the words Post office under the many layers of paint.

This is the postbox at Leahy's Corner.

The old ones were certainly more attractive looking and add something to the streets cape. The new ones are merely functional.

Post bikes in for running repairs at iBike


The caption on this one says "Man playing the harmonica and boy playing the spoons at a pub in Kerry in 1974."
Any ideas?


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