HIS­TORY So­ci­ety mem­bers are look­ing for­ward to the April lec­ture which will take place in the Glen­cor­mac Inn at 8.30 pm on Tues­day 5th April. Ti­tled “From Post Box to Procla­ma­tion - the Post Of­fice in Ir­ish life” it will be pre­sented by Stephen Fer­gu­son and he will out­line the de­vel­op­ment of the Ir­ish Post Of­fice and de­scribe the part that post boxes and de­liv­ery meth­ods have played in this. He will show how the Postal Ser­vice has been an in­te­gral part of Ir­ish life. Spe­cial men­tion will be given to our own 1868 Pen­fold Vic­to­rian box (cur­rently away for re­pairs at the mo­ment). Sug­ges­tions on its lo­ca­tion upon re­turn to Kil­macanogue will be wel­comed at the meet­ing. Stephen Fer­gu­son is As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary of An Post with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties that in­clude postal her­itage. He has set up and de­vel­oped the Ir­ish Postal Mu­seum, opened re­cently at the GPO, and which is well worth a visit. He is au­thor of “The Ir­ish Post Box” pub­lished in 2009 by An Post. En­try is just €3 (€2 for mem­bers) and all are wel­come.

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