Do you panic every year about not getting your Christmas card to that relative abroad? Fear not as An Post have released the Christmas Postal Deadlines for 2015.
If you have a loved one in in the States the dates that you will need to remember are December 7th, 11th and 21st. The last posting date for Standard letters going to America is on December 11, whereas the date for Standard Post Parcels and Registered Post is December 7th.
The last posting date for the International Courier Service, which is only available at selected Post Offices throughout the country is December 21st. For more information on which Post Offices carry this service check the An Post website, however we can confirm that the Post Office in The Square Shopping Centre carries this service.
If you are sending a Christmas gift or card to Europe you have slightly longer, the closing date for Standard Post Parcels is December 12th. Letters and Registered Post to Europe is December 18th, and the International Courier Service is December 22nd.
Australia has been a popular place for people looking to make a life for themselves outside of Ireland and it falls under the Rest of the World category for An Post. The closing date to get your Standard Post Letters and Parcels as well as Registered Post for the rest of the world is December 7th. The International Courier Service for the rest of the world is December 18th.
Sending a Standard Post Parcel to Great Britain (this excludes Northern Ireland as they have a separate service) is December 18th. Standard Post Letters and Registered Post going to Great Britain is December 19th and the International Courier Service for Great Britain is December 22nd.
The last Posting Dates for Northern Ireland is slightly different to Great Britain with the final date for Registered Post and Standard Post Letters and Parcels being December 19th. The Express Post service last posting date for Northern Ireland is December 21st.
If your relative or loved one lives in the Republic of Ireland fear not as you have plenty of time before the last posting date. The last posting date for Standard Post Letters and Parcels as well as Registered Post is December 21st, whereas the Last Posting Date for the Express Post Service is December 21st.
Those are all the important dates that you need to remember for sending your Christmas wishes to loved ones abroad and at home, for more information visit AnPost.ie.