March Meeting

Our February Meeting will be on Wednesday, 14th March at 7:00 p.m.

The speaker this month will be Roddy Hegarty,  Director of the Cardinal O’Fiaich Memorial Library and Archive, and his topic will be Irish Postal History.

Like many aspects of our everyday life the Post Office and the delivery of mail is something that almost occurs unnoticed, so seldom do we give it a thought. However, this sophisticated system of collections and deliveries ensures that life for many people and businesses goes on uninterrupted. We often only miss the service when it is suspended. This talk retraces the stages through which the modern postal system has evolved and will seek to explain the various contributions that were made throughout its history that brought us to where we are today.

The post box used to illustrate this page is a cast-iron wall box of the  V R Type, located at Dromod Station, Co Leitrim.