Mawdsley, 52, and her mother have said they will feel lost when their local post office closes next week.
Mrs Mawdsley has been visiting O’Dwyers post office in Old Pallas, Co. Limerick, since she was five years old. Her mother has been using it for over 50 years to do her shopping and collect her money.
But now, the post office is due to close next Thursday.
Judy said: ‘O’Dwyers is like an institution in Old Pallas. We grew up with post mistress Bridie O’Dwyer, who passed away recently.
‘What might be just a post office to An Post means a hell of a lot more to my mother and many others in the area. My mother and sisters shop at the post office every day and collect their money on Thursday and Friday.
‘The next post office is a mile away – but it’s a nuisance when you don’t drive and I’m not always available to give them a lift.
‘Before An Post close down this post office, they should see for themselves. It’s not just a name on a sheet of paper, it means a lot to many people.’
Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada raised the closure of the post office in the European Parliament on Tuesday and said that such services were crucial to rural Ireland.
She called for the community to come out in support of the closure of the post office in a Facebook video.
Ms Ní Riada said: ‘It’s not just a post office, it’s a community centre really, where people gather. They hear the local news and it’s particularly good for those people who are living on their own, who are maybe isolated and it’s their only form of human contact.
‘To close this post office, which provides such a wide range of services, just should not be allowed to happen.’
She added: ‘It is a damning indictment of this Government if they allow this post office to close.’