WITH IRELAND finally getting a postcode system last year, you would assume the life of your average postman had gotten a little easier.
Well think again.
A postman in Co. Wexford has received praised for somehow managing to locate a correct address with little more than a hand-drawn map to show him the way.
The Hook Lighthouse shared a photograph of the letter on its Facebook page.
It shows a rough drawing of the lighthouse captioned simply: “Here please.”
Fair play to our postie for delivering thing map drawn addressed letter from @iamreddave to us here at #HookLighthouse @AnPostvox pic.twitter.com/TlICabUgeW
— hook lighthouse (@hooklighthouse) October 5, 2016
Hook Lighthouse, clearly delighted by their postie’s inexplicable skills, wrote: “Fair play to our postman who managed to deliver this map drawn address from Red Dave #postiechallenge.”
‘Red Dave’ refers to Dubliner David Curran, the man behind the blog Me Versus An Post, in which he sends posties around Ireland on outrageous missions to deliver unspecified post.
Curran had previous sent off letters with addresses spelt backwards and in jigsaw form, all of which successfully found their way to their respective destinations via the unique skill of Irish postmen.
Another Irishman postman pulled off a seemingly impossible feat last year when he successfully delivered a letter to “your man with the glasses” in Donegal.
After winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics in August, Irish sailor Annalise Murphy praised An Post for successfully delivering addressed only “Annalise Murphy, Olympic silver medalist”.
An Post doing a fine job getting mail to me with limited info!
Posted by Annalise Murphy Sailing on Thursday, 25 August 2016