Friday, August 03, 2018

Kilcullen Post Office up for tender next week

The operation of Kilcullen's Post Office will be going for tender next week, writes Brian Byrne.

Noeleen O'Neill, who has run the business for the last 12 years, is planning to retire at the end of the summer.

Against a background of the suggested closure of 161 post offices around the country, it is unlikely that Kilcullen is on that list, as An Post has reaffirmed its previous commitment that communities of over 500 people will continue to have a Post Office.

The Kilcullen Post Office was previously operated by the Shortt family, across the road from the current location in the Eurospar supermarket. They retired in January 2006, and the business was relocated in August of that year.

It was refurbished and extended in November 2013.

Noeleen, who sings in the 'Stardust' group with her husband Joe, says she is feeling a bit sad at the prospect of leaving as she loves Kilcullen.

"But I'm hoping to do a few new songs and maybe some more recordings," she says.

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