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An Post enters crucial stage of Christmas countdown

15 December 2021

  • Some big posting dates coming up say An Post‚Äč
  • Full mail service this Saturday.
  • All day Saturday opening for Post Offices until 5.30pm.
  • Reminder to get cards and parcels on their way for Christmas

An Post has issued a timely seasonal reminder of a number of key Christmas posting dates and a call out to customers nationwide to get those Christmas cards and parcels to the post.
An Post’s national network handles around 2m mails items each day with that figure tripling each year as the Christmas holiday approaches.
An Post today flagged a number of crucial latest dates of posting including this coming Saturday (December 18th) for letters to the Rest of Europe, Monday (December 20th) for cards and parcels to the UK and Wednesday (December 22nd) for cards and parcels to Irish addresses. More information and other countries can be found at .
There will be a full national mail Collection and Delivery service on Saturday, December 18th and Post Offices will remain open until 5.30pm on Saturday to facilitate posting and Christmas gift buying.

An Post also issued some handy posting advice to greeting and parcel senders to pack mail items correctly and securely, always address mail in capital letters or with a printed label and to always include a sender's name & address on the front top left hand corner of the item.

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