An Post confirms the closure of five post offices in Offaly
4th September 2018
AN Post has confirmed the closure of 159 post offices in Ireland spanning 25 counties.
In Offaly those affected are in Geashill, Pullough, Walsh Island, Mount Lucas and Moneygall.
An Post has indicated the nearest post offices to these villages which range from 5.1km to 9.3km.
Post masters and mistresses in those areas affected are to retire and will not be replaced.
An Post say, ''Post Offices in locations where postmasters are opting to retire will close and the services will be consolidated with neighbouring offices ensuring their continued viability.''
''All remaining Post Offices will benefit from enhanced services and products, new opening hours and an investment package aimed at improving services for customers, driving customer footfall and attracting a wider demographic to ensure that the post office is not just wanted by communities but is indeed relevant and actually used by all,'' say An Post.
It says it is, ''very grateful for the contribution of the Postmasters over so many years. We will work with the communities that they have served to ensure that their needs continue to be met by An Post for the future.''