Friday 22 September 2017

Irish postman successfully delivers letter addressed to 'that boy with the glasses'

“Your man Henderson, that boy with the glasses who is doing a PhD up here at Queen’s in Belfast. Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland.” Credit: Roisin Henderson
“Your man Henderson, that boy with the glasses who is doing a PhD up here at Queen’s in Belfast. Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland.” Credit: Roisin Henderson

David Kearns

A letter simply addressed to “Your man Henderson, that boy with the glasses” has proved that Irish postmen really are the best.

Sent from Belfast City to the town of Buncrana in County Donegal, the note travelled more than 80 across Ireland before it was received by its intended recipient, Barry Henderson.

The letter was addressed to: “Your man Henderson, that boy with the glasses who is doing a PhD up here at Queen’s in Belfast. Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland.” 

The letter was sent by a friend of Mr Henderson, who is studying for a PhD in modern history at Queen's University in Belfast, to prove just how small a place Buncrana really is.

The Donegal town has a population of about 7,000 people.

A local postman was handed the letter and knew exactly who it belonged to.

He passed it Mr Henderson’s wife Roisin, a journalist at a local newspaper in Buncrana.

Inside, the letter simply read: "If this has arrived, you live in a village." 

Sharing a picture of the letter on Twitter, Mrs Henderson wrote: "A guy Barry knows sent him this from Belfast, with that wee note included inside it.

“I think it's brilliant. Only in Donegal”

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