Until recently Ireland didn’t have a postcode system, many houses outside of urban areas also don’t have house numbers. This has massively confused many people when I have given my address (in the good old days of letter writing and postcard sending). But the postcode system has come in and I continue to resist using it. Not out of any big idealistic or nostalgic notions, but from laziness and a lack of desire to change something which currently works.
Anyway, in light of this, I want to highlight some amazing letters that found their way to the intended recipient… despite challenges such as lack of address or even a map in its place.
The first is:
Credit – This was actually delivered!
Secondly an envelope which reads:
“Petra Kindler + Donal Moore
“Unfortunately I forgot the street name but it’s near a street named Cul de Sac,
“The beautiful city of Waterford,
“Well known for it’s kindly postmen,
Unfortunately, although I know that Irish postwomen and postmen are good, they are beaten by their Icelandic counterparts who somehow managed to deliver this card which has a map in place of its address!
I feel like now I have to test my local postman and check if he can deliver a similar letter to my mother…