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1939 – Post Office, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Office of Public Works


Fine stone post office, part of a streetscape of state buildings including a Garda Station from 1947 and the Social Welfare office from 1939. Well maintained, the building is an exercise is austere, stripped down classicism.

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