Blarney village fights to save local post office!

Blarney village is fighting to save their local post office, and it is up to local people to use it or lose it! If we learnt nothing else during the pandemic it was how important our local businesses are and none more so than our local post office, and our fabulous postmen and women who became extra eyes, ears and legs for our most vulnerable citizens while they cocooned at home. Blarney Post Office has recently changed hands and is currently under temporary management, but if we do not start using our post office more frequently we are in grave danger of losing it SOON. The list of the services on offer at the post office is huge as you can see by the list opposite and ranges from posting letter to buying phones and banking, with lots more in between! We have a short time before the decision is made, so PLEASE drop into Blarney Post Office and pay a bill, buy some stamps or use one of their many other services as if we lose the village post office it is unlikely we will ever get it back! Talking to The Muskerry News local councillor Damian Boylan said, “I would hate to think that this vital part of village life, a lifeline for many of our older and more vulnerable citizens, would go and I fear if it does we may never have a post office again as has been the case in so many small towns and villages throughout Ireland.” An Post told The Muskerry News, “We are trying really hard to maintain the local service and have been searching for some time for a person to take on the vacant contract to provide post office services to the people of Blarney. “ We have advertised the vacancy on a number of occasion, have canvassed locally and negotiated for the post office to be taken over on a temporary basis until we found a replacement. But there is the possibility that if we cannot come up with that replacement then the post office could close. Our hope is that someone comes forward even at this stage and we can work towards maintaining the local service and building a new business there.” Anyone interested in talking to An Post about this business opportunity and providing post office services to the people of Blarney should contact An Post Operations Manager Pat Cremin at pat.cremin@anpost.ie In conclusion Damian Boylan stated, “Post Offices provide a crucial services for the many people who prefer to deal face to face rather than using technology and I will do everything in my power to ensure we keep a post office in Blarney.”

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