A Donegal postman went beyond the ‘letter of the law’ to ensure some Carrick children got their letters to their beloved grandparents in Dublin.
The local children posted the handwritten letters to their grandparents in Dublin 14.
But the little letter-writers forgot to include stamps on their envelopes.
So some quick-thinking was needed and so they placed a letter of their own on the outside of the postbox on the village’s Main Street.
Their note in a plastic holder simply said “Hello, sorry we forgot to add stamps to two letters going to Gran and Grandad in Dublin 14. Can you please pop these (attached) stamps to the letters? Thanks so much.”
It was a long shot but the Irish postal service is renowned for its personal touch.
Not a long time later local postman, John McHugh, had retrieved the stamps and added them to the children’s letters from the postbox.
Pictures from Carrick Tourist Information Point Facebook page.