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PHOTOGRAPHS - with image links for each county

PAGE ONE  - Counties: GALWAY - WEXFORD

Galway
Pillarbox V R, Salthill Co Galway, Unusual Top design, Makers: Andrew Handyside, Derby.  Needs Painting! Image One + Image Two + Image Three
 
Leitrim
Cast-Iron Wall box  V R Type,
Dromod Station, Co Leitrim
 
Mayo
Post Box ('EVIIR' Type),  Made by W & T Allen London, Ballyhaunis, Co. Mayo  Image One
Post Box ('P&T' Type),  Made by Jessop Davis Enniscorthy, Foxford, Co. Mayo  Image One Post Box ('P&T' Basket Type - in Wall),  Ballintubber Abbey, Co. Mayo Image One

Roscommon
Post Box ('E VII R' Type) with SE (Irish Free State) duty stamp on door,  Made by W & T Allen London ,  Cloverhill, Co Roscommon Image One -Image Two  - Image Three
A Fine example  G R  Pillarbox  by McDowall Steven Glasgow & London, located on Abbey Street, Roscommon - Image One - Image Two -
Post Box ('E VII R' Type) Made by W & T Allen London ,  Drumatemple, Ballintober, Co Roscommon Image One
Pillar Box  (EVIIR) By Andrew Handyside &  Co, Derby & London, Castle Street, Roscommon
- Image One -
Pillar Box  (Plain Type) By Andrew Handyside &  Co, Derby & London, (Unusual  'Handyside' Lettering on base) Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon - Image One  + Image Two 
Post Box ('E VII R' Wall Type) with SE (Irish Free State) duty stamp on door,  Made by W & T Allen London , also  Ballaghaderreen,, Co Roscommon Image One

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Carlow
Victoria  Regina ( V R) Wall Post Box Borris, Co Carlow.
Modern Steel Post Box, in Picturesque Borris Village Co Carlow - Image One + Image Two
Group of three Modern Steel Post Boxes, Post Office  Carlow Town - Image One  Adding insult to injury
Early example of a (V R)  Wall Post Box Burrin Street, Carlow
Pillar Box  (V R) By Andrew Handyside &  Co, Derby & London   Potato Market, Carlow
 
Dublin
Double Aperture P & T Pillarbox  located on O' Connell Street at the junction of Cathal Brugha Street Dublin.
Image one -  image two - image three.
A Fine V R  Pillarbox  by Andrew Handyside Derby & London, located on St Stephen's Green - Image One
EVIIR  Pillarbox  by Andrew Handyside Derby & London, Kildare St - Image One
Beautiful Pillarbox ('G R' Type)  Made by McDowall Stevens London & Glasgow, Sandymount, Dublin 4 - Image One - Image Two
A Disused EVIIR  Wall box  by WT Allen, Anglesea Road, Dublin 4 - Image One - Image Two
VERY Nice Pillarbox EVIIR type  by Andrew Handyside Derby & London, Junction of Merrion Square South and Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2. - Image One
Fine Example  of a Scarce  P&T  Type Double Apperture Pillarbox,  Beresford Place, Dublin 1 - Image OnePost Box (V R ) W & T Allen type but unmarked  ,Windy Arbour Luas Station, Dublin 14. Image One
Pillar Box (An Post) Plain Modern Steel Type but charming  .  Image One - Image Two
Modern Steel Post Boxes   Outside Ormond Quay Post Office, Ormond Quay Upper, Dublin 7.
Image One
Pillarbox (GV)  located on Westmoreland St, Dublin . Image One
A Fine V R Pillarbox  by Andrew Handyside Derby & London, (Out of Order/Use) located on St. Stephen's Green East near jnct Merrion Row - Image One
A Fine well kept Edwardian Pillarbox (EVIIR) Handyside Type -National Museum  Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Image One
Pillarbox (Plain Type) Andrew Handyside,  located on  Townsend St, Dublin 2.. Image One
Fine Example Pillarbox (P&T Type)  located on Sean McDermott Street, Dublin . Image One
Pillarbox (VR Type) Maker Andrew Handyside - located Summerhill, Dublin . Image One
Another Fine Edwardian Pillarbox (EVIIR) Maker Andrew Handyside -North Circular Road, Dublin . Image One
Scarce  P&T  Type Double Apperture Pillarbox,  Dawson Street, Dublin - Image One
Edwardian Pillarbox (EVIIR) (Handyside) Molesworth Street, Dublin  - Image One
Pillarbox (EVIIR) MCDowell Stevens, Clonmel Street, Dublin  - Image One
EVIIR  Pillarbox  Lower Leeson Street, Dublin - Image One
A Fine Example of a VERY Well Maintained EVIIR  Pillarbox,  Castlemarket Street, Dublin - Image One
VR  Pillarbox, Pembroke Street, Dublin -  Image One
V R Pillarbox  by Andrew Handyside Derby & London, located in Killiney Village Co Dublin - Image One
Pillarbox (VR) Maker Andrew Handyside Type - located  St Raphaela's Road Stillorgan Co Dublin
. Image One
Wall Box  (VR) W & T Allen Type - located  Ballinteer Road, Dublin 16 - Image One
Pillarbox (VR  Type)  by Andrew Handyside Derby & London, located  - The Rise in Mount Merrion Co Dublin - Image One
Pillarbox (Plain Type) , St Brigid's Church road in Stillorgan - Image One
Beautiful Pillarbox ('G R' Type)  Made by McDowall Stevens London & Glasgow, Ardagh grove Blackrock Dublin  - Image One

Kildare
Pillar Box E VII R Straffan, Co.Kildare - A Fine example. Image One
Another Edwardian Pillar Box (E VII R) Main Street, Newbridge, Co.Kildare Image One
Post Box (VR Type) WT Allen, London.  Newbridge Railway Station, Co.Kildare  Image One
 
Kilkenny
VR Parliament St Pillarbox following recent refurbishment & shortly before it was re-erected (31st May 2010) A somewhat crude welding repair to its door was carried out a good number of years ago.

The above Parliament St Pillarbox  has again recently been moved (Nov 2014) about 6ft /2m from its 2010 'new'  location &  re-erected. Its is now facing inwards.  As it is on the outer edge of the pavement it is somewhat at risk of being damaged by passing vehicles (but not greatly so)  A HIGH standard of work was carried out in its relocation, especially in the new stone pavements etc. It has now undergone a rich repainting in a nice darker green colour & now Iooks very well indeed. See image One - Image Two - Image ThreeImage Four - View This image of the pillarbox newly installed but before painting etc  Image Five


Out of Service Victorian Wall box in Brick surround pier Near Freshford  Village Co.Kilkenny.  
Basket Box Ballycallan Village, Co. Kilkenny. Image One (on this website Homepage) Image Two  - Image
Three  OUT OF SERVICE - BIRD'S NESTING !
Update: This VR Basket Type & Later Built in Wall Box, has had an eventful year, having been 'out of service', birds nesting etc (See above) it even had a sod of grass stuffed in its apperture!  it seems it was 'damaged'  & subsequently removed in November 2014, after 120 years of service in the village . A replacement P&T Box is now built in to the wall & I am told its Predecessor is gone to a museum. See  images of the Replacement Box Image One - Image Two

King Edward VII Wall Box Near  Goresbridge Co. Kilkenny with unusual
Irish Free State ' S E' Duty stamp on door. Sadly recently removed by An Post
Kilkenny City G R Pillarbox  Patrick Street  Made by Mc Dowall. Stevens London & Glasgow
Vintage Enameled 'Oifg an Poist' Post Office Sign, High St GPO Kilkenny.
Irishtown Kilkenny Image from 1940 Showing old pillarbox in street. & How the street looks today 70 years later. Irishtown pillarbox close-up
Kilkenny City G R Pillarbox  Larchfield / Loughboy area (Plain Type)
Made by Mc Dowall. Stevens London & Glasgow
Pillar Box Green St Callan, Co Kilkenny - Unususal Second Image  Here showing Makers Name 'Carron, Scotland'
Pillarbox E VII R Type by Andrew Handyside ('Clonmel'  end of Callan town) Co Kilkenny.
Wall Type Post Box By W & T Allen London,  Danesfort Co Kilkenny Image One + Image Two.
Thomastown Co. Kilkenny Wall  Post Box By W & T Allen LondonImage One + Image Two
V R Wall Type Post Box By W & T Allen London Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny Image One - Image Two.  +  Image Three
Pillarbox  Hebron Road, Kilkenny, Nice & Scarce Contemporary Cast-Iron 'POST' box by Tonge & Taggart Ltd of Dublin dated 1986 (or 1988) Image One +close up of name plate to rear  Image Two  + Image Three
E VII R Basket Box (Built in) Near Listerlin South Kilkenny Image One + Image Two
Post Box (Basket Type) Gowran Village,  Co Kilkenny Image One + Image Two
Modern Steel Post Box, in GowranVillage Co Kilkenny - Image One
Out of Service Wall Type Post Box By W & T Allen London Lacken, Dublin  Road, Kilkenny Image One - Image Two.
Well cared for wall Type V R Post Box By W & T Allen London,  Killamery Co Kilkenny  Image One Basket Type Post Box (No makers Name) Dunmore Village, Co. Kilkenny. Image One + Image Two
Modern Post Box (Basket Type)  Shopping Centre, Johnswell Road,  Co Kilkenny Image One + Image Two
Post Box ('P & T'  Wall Type) Made By Athy Foundry Ltd -  Muckalee  Co Kilkenny Image One  + Image Two + Image Three
Post Box (Plain Basket Type) Gowran to Graiguenamanagh Road ,  Co Kilkenny Image One
Dissuesed/Out of Service E VII R Wall Type Post Box By W & T Allen London, Dublin  Road, Kilkenny Image One + Image Two + Image Three
Post Box ('P & T'  Basket Type) Graiguenamanagh  Co Kilkenny Image One + Image Two
t Box ('P & T'  Wall Type) Maker unclear but Most Probably Enniscorthy Foundry -  Ballyline  Co Kilkenny Image One
Dissused & Doorless Post Box ('E VII R' Type)  Made by W & T Allen London , Rural Thomastown,  Co Kilkenny Image One  + Image Two
Beautifully Restored Pillarbox ('G R' Type)  Made by McDowall Stevens London & Glasgow, Sourced & installed in Beautiful Inistioge Village  Co Kilkenny 2013 Image One + Image Two + Image Three
Post Box ('P & T'  Basket Type) Cuffesgrange Village Co Kilkenny Image One  + Image Two
Post Box ('E VII R' Type)  Made by W & T Allen London ,  James's Street, Kilkenny Image One + Image Two
Welded  Steel but older style Post Box, in Kells Village Co Kilkenny ('POST' ' An Post Type) - Image One + Image Two
Post Box ('EVIIR' Type)  Made by W & T Allen London , Damaged Aperture Talbots Inch, Kilkenny  Image One
Scarcer Post Box ('P & T'  Basket Type) Made by Lion's & Co Ltd foundry, Kirkhtilloch (Glasgow) Coon (or Coan) Village Co Kilkenny Image One  + Image Two
Post Box ('P & T'  Wall Type) Made by Jessop Davis of Enniscorthy Parkview Drive,  Kilkenny  City  Image One  - Image Two
Castlecomer Post Office Co Kilkenny - Image One -Showing the  'Out of Service'  post box under the PO window  (Replaced by a modern steel box) Image Two  A General View of the Building.
Callan Post Office ( Co Kilkenny Stamp vending machine designed to opperate with Irish (punt) coins in pence, Image One + Image Two 
Note; An Post does'nt seem to have any such stamp vending machines in service since the launch of the euro, another example of its diminishing service.
V R Wall Type Post Box By W & T Allen London Larkin's Shop Upper Patrick's Street, Kilkenny City Image One - Image Two.  +
Out of Service  G R Type (WT Allen) George V  (Ireland's Last Royal cypher Type) sadly dissused  but showing interior detail, Thomastown - Stoneyford Road  Co.Kilkenny.  Image One - Image Two  
- Image Three
Black & White Photograph,  1970s Bedford P&T Post Office  Van  Kilkenny City Image One -

Laois
Pillar Box (EVIIR Type) in Beautiful Condition  Made by Andrew Handyside, Derby & London , Abbeyleix, Co. Laois  Image One - Image Two - Image Three - Image Four
Wall Box (EVIIR Made by WT Allen , OUT OF SERVICE - Main Cork- Dublin Road, Between  Durrow &  Abbeyleix, Co. Laois  Image One - Image Two -
 
Longford
A Fine Pillarbox, P&T Type  Dublin Street, Accross the road form St Mels Cathedral, Longford Town Image One 
Louth  
Meath
 
Offaly
Post Box G R Wall Box (Last Pre-Independence Type 'GR') Birr Co Offaly, Makers: W & T Allen, Crude welding repair to door. Image One  also Image Two
Post Box G R Wall Box, Clara Co Offaly, Makers: W & T Allen,. Image One 
A fine Pillar Box P&T Type Very Tall Example Clara, Co. Offaly - Image One

 
Westmeath
 
Wexford
New Ross's Rare PENFOLD Pillarbox & click here to view another image of its ornate top
Enniscorthy Post Office - A Fine period building in Red Brick - Click Here.
Pillarbox P & T by Andrew Handyside Main Street Enniscorthy- Click Here - Detailed View of Makers Name   Pillarbox  Duffry Street Enniscorthy Co Wexford (P & T) Click Here Also closer view  of apperture showing Gaelic lettering.
Victorian Wall Box Near The Ferrybridge, New Ross Co Wexford  Second Image
Irishtown New Ross  Co Wexford      Close-up of Wall Box
Old Post Office New Ross, Building  in Very Poor Condition Image One  also Image Two , & Close-up image of P&T Basket Box in  Front Wall of this building - Image Three
Modern Steel Post Box, Clonroche Village Co Wexford   - Image One & Image Two
A Fine Pillarbox, V R type by Andrew Handyside Derby & London, The Bullring, Wexford Town Image One
Pillarbox, E VII R type by McDowell Stevens, London & Glasgow, on School Street at the Franciscan Friary, Wexford Townn Image One
Post Box ('E VII R' Type)  Made by W & T Allen London , Trinity Street, Wexford Town Image One
Post Box (V R Type) in Beautiful Condition  Made by W & T Allen London ,The Still, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford Image One
Nice Irish Free State P&T  Type Wall box made by IVI Foundry Athy (RARE Type in Ireland) Courtnacuddy, Co. Wexford. - Image One - Image Two
Post Box (V R Type)  Beautifully Restored,  Made by W & T Allen London ,Ferns, Co. Wexford.
Image One
Post Box (Plain Type), Made by W & T Allen London ,Bridgetown, Co. Wexford. Image One
Pillarbox, V R type by Andrew Handyside Derby & London, Spawell Road, Wexford town -
(Poorly located & in danger of vehicle damage) Image One
Post Box (EVIIR Type) Out of Service  Made by W & T Allen London, Ballinaboola, Co. Wexford. Image One
Post Box (P&T BasketType), Made by Jessop Davis Enniscorthy, ,Ballinaboola, Foulksmills Co. Wexford. Image One + Image Two (Low Image quality on image two unfortunately)
Post Box (P&T Basket Type,  Built in to Wall) Out of Service  Made by W & T Allen London, Houghton Place, New Ross  Co. Wexford. Image One
Post Box (EVIIR Type) Made by W & T Allen London, Arthurstown, Co. Wexford. Image One
- Image Two
Post Box (EVIIR Type) Made by W & T Allen London,  Ballyanne, Co. Wexford (Now Dissued) Image taken in 2012,  This Post Box is currently fully overgrown, &  no  longer visible) Image One- Image Two
Post Box (P&T Basket Type),  Ballindoney, Co Wexford.  Image One- Image Two
Note: Located quite low to ground & beside a memorial to a road accident victim, Brigid Doyle who was killed on the 1st May 1952)
Post Box (V R Type) Made by W & T Allen London, Baldwinstown Co Wexford. Note: Door Heavily repaired with steel bolts,   Image One- Image Two - Image Three
Post Box (E VII R Type) Made by W & T Allen London, Castledockrell Co Wexford . Note: A Nice example,   Image One- Image Two -
Victorian Post Box   ProbablyMade by W & T Allen London, Camross Co Wexford . Note: A more unusual &  possibly an earlier VR example,, SADLY Dissused 'Out of Service'  Image One- Image Two -
Post Box EVIIR Type WT Allen Allen & Co Grantstown Co.Wexford - Image One - Image Two
Pillar Box EVIIR Type McDowall & Steven & Co Ltd  Gorey Co.Wexford - Image One - Image Two
Post  Box GVR Type Allen & Co Forrestalstown, Clonroche Co. Wexford Damaged Apperture & Out of Service  - Image One - Image Two
Post Box Carron Company of Stirlingshire, Parnell Road in Enniscorthy Co. Wexford (photos taken in 2012) - Image One
Pillar Box  Carron Company of Stirlingshire, Templeshannon district of Enniscorthy Co.Wexford (photo(s) taken in 2012) - Image One
Post Box EVIIR Type Allen & Shannon area of Enniscorthy Co Wexford (photo(s) taken in 2012) - Image One - Image Two - Image Three
Post Box  WT Allen Allen & Co,  Cyphers removed?? , located: The Harrow in Co Wexford - Image One  - Image Two  In A Nice old building gable wall.
Post Box  Carron Company of Stirlingshire  Hollyfort  Co.Wexford - Image One - Image Two

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Double Aperture P & T Pillarbox  located on O'Connell Street at the junction of Cathal Brugha Street Dublin.
Pillarbox by Tonge & Taggart, Dublin
High Street, Kilkenny City Circa 1880s