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June 20, 2012

‘Lost Post’ by Maire Crean

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A new book on Irish Post Offices has just been launched. Written by Maire Crean, it was officially launched on June 18th by historian Thomas Packenham in DIT Bolton Street.

“How often do we visit a post office with the business of stamp buying, parcel posting, letter collection etc. on our minds and never look around us to see the craftsmanship of bygone times which went to construct these premises? When do we take time to look closely at the doors, handles, counters, screens, tiling, mosaics, grilles or indeed the buildings themselves? Maire Crean, in this book, brings us on a journey through a selection of some of the wonderful post office buildings scattered throughout Ireland – some unfortunately now demolished but many still in use and with little changes from the day they first opened their doors to the public. She tells us of the history, layout, structure, and details of these buildings and encourages us to appreciate the craftsmanship which went to make these buildings. So, next time you visit your post office take the time to look around you. Take a closer look and most of all enjoy!!.” Review by Bernadette Solon, Conservation Architect.

The book is available from the author at maire.crean@dit.ie – cost €20.00 plus €2.50 p&p.

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