Author Archives: John

About John

Dia Duit! Hello. My name is John. I am retired. I live in Ireland. I am on a five year mission to visit every city, town, village and place of historic and scenic interest in Ireland.

Irish Duplicates Scanned

I have agreed to trade stamps with several people. The duplicates scanned are available for exchange. UPDATE ….Some of these stamps have now been selected and sent. Please check availability with me before sending your stamps to me. Duplicates1 Duplicates2 … Continue reading

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Post Offices in Cork City

Some photographs taken last week of post offices in Cork City.  MacCurtain Street and Washington Street.      

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Port Laoise, County Laois

This is the post office at Port Laoise.

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Portarlington, County Laois

I was in Portarlington in County Laois today. The Post Office is unusual as there is no Irish signs. I am curious about this.

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Kildare, County Kildare

The post office in Kildare Town is inside a small shopping mall.

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Hail To The Chump

A great postcard from my friend, Shelby in California.    

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SOAR Stamps: The New Postmarks?

As Irish mail is taken to Mail Sorting Centres, it has meant that collecting the postmarks of Irish towns and villages is now pretty pointless. There are maybe 1,400 post offices in the Republic of Ireland. Each one has a unique … Continue reading

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