Post Office (Gate House)

Carrowmore, Woodlawn

Des Doherty

Woodlawn Post Office 2018
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Tom Seale presents Chris Doherty with bouquet of flowers in appreciation of her service in Woodlawn Post Office
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Woodlawn Post Office

The Back Lodge

The back lodge was one of three gate houses. It was in use as the local Post Office until 2018. The gate house was strategically placed to allow easy access to and from Woodlawn Railway Station. It is told that Lord Ashtown had the post office moved from across the road at the Railway Station Grounds as he had to pay for his telegrams living over 1 mile from the post office!

Post Office Workers

The following are a list of post office assistants, full time postmen and temporary postmen.

Post Office assistants who served in Woodlawn Post-office include Ellen Robinson, Mary Tansey, Robert Sheirson, Noreen McLoughlin, Bridge Cona, Una Flannery, Bridgie O’Brien, Mary Egan, Terry Hanlon.

Postmen who worked in Woodlawn include Francis Turner, Kelly Loughrea (part of the local group that built Woodlawn Dance Hall), Bill Monaghan, Bill Burke, Bill Lesley, Brendan Sheridan, DJ Coffey, Celsus Sheridan, Seamus Dilleen, Johnny Furey, Pat Gavin, Paddy Hession, Paddy Kelly, Mattie Brien, Lisa Doherty, Bart Doherty, Danny Attwood, John Ryan, Michael Coen (Post Boy). According to Woodlawn NS Roll book 1914 – 1922 a Mary, Henry, James & John Broderick’s parent is registered as Postman, Residence Monaveen. Temporary post-persons include Michael A Kelly, Michael Bellew, Martin Collins, Marie Melia.

According to Woodlawn NS Roll book 1914 – 1922 a Mary, Henry, James & John Broderick’s parent is registered as Postman, Residence Monaveen.

Post Office Closure

In 2013 local post ceased to be sorted in Woodlawn.  The post office closed its doors in 2018 under the management of Chris Doherty.

 

This page was added on 02/12/2019.

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