Sunday 17 December 2017

An Post impress Leo Varadkar as they deliver him letter with vague address

Rebecca Lumley

Leo Varadkar was impressed yesterday morning when a letter bearing just the vaguest hint of his actual address came through the letterbox.

The envelope showed Mr Varadkar's name, his new title of Taoiseach and just the suburb of Castleknock.

He tweeted a picture of the letter, commending An Post for finding his house with so little information.

This isn’t the first time an Irish postman has been forced to play detective, however, with a number of unusually addressed letters doing the rounds on social media in recent years.

Cropping up in a number of rural communities, these hilariously addressed letters really put local postmen to the test.

Your man Henderson


This letter actually found its way to its owner in 2015, when a Donegal postman was able to distinguish the recipient from the description: “your man Henderson, that boy with the glasses who is doing the PhD up there in Queen’s Belfast.”

The local postman knew who Henderson was and then passed it on to his wife Roisin, who worked for a local newspaper in the Co Donegal town.

Inside the envelope, the message was short and sweet: “If this has arrived, you live in a village.”

Galway Postman Celsus Sheridan managed to deliver this letter, despite the fact that it didn't have an address. Photo credit: Nicole Lally/Facebook

This Christmas card came with a serious back-story. The recipient is described as an “ex townie” who “lives next door to her in-laws”, has a “rake of children” and a “shrine to the virgin Mary” in her garden.

Despite the complete lack of a name or specific address, the card found its way to the right house in Ballymacward in Co Galway.

Amazing Galway postman manages to deliver Christmas card addressed to ‘Yer wan who lives next door to the in-laws with a rake of kids’

Has  little dog

This letter made it to its “lovely” recipient in West Cork, despite instructing the postman to deliver to a house “in the Rossmore direction”, which is home to a “little dog.”

Irish postmen, take a bow.

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