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PAGE TWO  - WICKLOW - MONAGHAN + NORTHERN IRELAND
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Wicklow
Post Box ('E VII R' Type)  Made by W & T Allen London , Wicklow Town Image One
Post Box ('GR' Last Irish Pre 1922 & W & T Allen Type , Wicklow Town, Co Wicklow Image One
Very Attractive Post Box ('E VII R' Basket Type) Well Kept, Wicklow Town  Image One
Victorian Post Box ('V R' Wall Type)  Made by W & T Allen London , Wicklow Town Image One

Clare
1940s B/W photograph, Group outside Broadford Post Office,  Co Clare   - Image OneImage Two & Image Three
Post Box G V R by W & T Allen,  O'Connell Street Ennis, Co. Clare  - Image One
Beautiful Example E VII R Post Box by W & T Allen,  Kilkee, Co. Clare  Image One  + Image Two + Image Three


Cork
Post Box Wall Type E VII R W&T Allen London, with damaged Aperture & Saorstat Eireann ('S E') door. Cork City - Image One
Nice Post Box Wall Type E VII R W&T Allen London, damage to Aperture, located  Cork City - Image One
Post Box Wall Type V R W&T Allen London,  Anglesea Street, Cork - Image One
A Fine example Irish Free State era Pillar Box  P & T Type  South Main Street, Cork - Image One
Post Box Wall Type G V R W&T Allen London,  Morrison's Quay, Cork - Image One
Post Box P & T,  type (SE) 'Saorstat Eireann'  Washington Street, Cork - Image One
A fine Victorian Pillar Box  'V R'  Lower Glanmire Road, Cork - Image One
Pillar Box  An Post'  (A nice  Example ) St. Luke's, Cork  - Image One

(Note) 'An Post' was established in 1984 so fittings bearing this name are mid to late 1980s onwards. Cast-Iron  'An Post' pillarboxes  are probably no more recent than the mid 1990s, when these dreadful steel bin boxes seem to have won the day' -  But with no comparison in  either appearance or quality)

Victorian Pillar Box  'V R'  Cornmarket Street Cork - Image One
A Fine Decorative E VII R pillar box,  Parnell Place, Cork  - Image One
Post Box  Victorian 'V R' (with graffiti) Possibly made by McCarron,  South Link Road, Cork. - Image One
Post Box 'V R' (Out of Service) WT Allen Type, Market Street, Bandon, Co. Cork. - Image One
Post Box 'G R' WT Allen Type, North Mall in Cork - Image One
Pillar Box, Plain Type 'Camden Quay in Cork. -  Image One
Post Box 'G R'Wall Type  WT Allen Type, In Laneway of Thomas Davis Street, Mallow Co Cork - Image One
Early Type Victorian  WT Allen Post Box  'V R', Charleville Co. Cork. - Image OneImage Two
Post Box Wall Type E VII R W&T Allen London, (Needs thorough cleaning (Paint Removal)  repainting).Buttevant, Co. Cork - Image One
A fine Victorian Pillar Box  'V R'  Mardyke, Cork - Image One
Post Box 'EVIIRWT Allen Type, Damaged aperture & damage to lower left side,  also graffiti,  St. Fin Barre's Cathedral, Cork. - Image One
Pillar Box  Plain Type'  (Good Example) Skehard Road, Cork   - Image One
Post Box 'V RWT Allen Type,Cathedral Place, Cobh, Cork. - Image One
Post Box 'V RWT Allen Type,Harbour Hill, Cobh, Cork,. - Image One

Note: Cobh or Queenstown as it was known when this post box was installed, (& up to 1921)  was the last port of call for RMS Titanic in April 1912, Is it possible the doomed liner carried mail posted in either of these boxes?

Post Box  VR Type' Riveted Door, Located at  Lisavaird, Co. Cork.  - Image One
Pillar Box  GR Type'  (Good Example by McDowell Stevens) College Road, Cork   - Image One
Post Box  VR Type' Riveted Door, Located at  Lisavaird, Co. Cork.  - Image One
Post Box DEFACED'/ Vandalised (Cypher removed), WT Allen Type  Western Road. Cork.  - Image One
Post Box Large Plain Wall Type , WT Allen Type  Upper Convent Hill, Bandon, Co. Cork.  - Image One Post Box Wall Type E VII R  (W&T Allen London Type ?), Collection times plate offset,  located  Buttevant Bridgetown, Glanworth area, Co Cork  - Image One
Post Box 'P&TP&T is from Murragh, Co. Cork -  Cleaning/ Repainting MUCH Needed !.. - Image One
Pillar Box  An Post Type'  Sunday's Well in Cork City.  - Image One
Disused Post Box 'P&TDoor missing, cobwebs etc, (probably by Jessop Davis Enniscorthy)  outside Bandon, Co. Cork - Image One
Post Box DEFACED'/ Vandalised (Cypher removed), Broken door repaired with riveted plating  WT Allen Type  Lower  Glanmire Road in Cork city - Image One

Kerry
V R Wall Type Post Box, Killarney Co Kerry Image One - Image Two
Wall Type Post Box E VII R  Killarney Co Kerry By W & T Allen London  Image One - Image Two.  
Limerick
Post Box ('P & T'  Wall Type) (Made By Jessop Davis, Enniscorthy)   Larkin's Cross Near Limerick Image One + Image Two 
Beautiful Victorian (V R) Wall Type Post Box, Abington Village Co Limerick Made by WT Allen London Image One  + Image Two
Pillar Box, Located at Gates the of University of Limerick Made by the Scottish foundry, Carron Company Stirlingshire. Image One  + Image Two
 
Tipperary
Post Box Wall Type E VII R Queen Street Clonmel Cop Tipperary.
Bridge St Cahir Wall Box E VII R Type
Basket Type Wall Box Almost hidden in ivy Near Killenaule Co Tipperary
Modern Steel (An Post' Basket Type Wall Box  Clarahan or Ballyclarahan Village Co TipperaryPost Box G V R last Irish pre independence type - at Barne, Clonmel Co Tipperary   Needs a Good cleaning & painting !
Beautiful E VII R Pillarbox by McDowell Steven & Co Ltd (London & Glasgow) at Cashel Co Tipperary - please view image Two
Unusual very Large P & T,  's e' (Saorstat Eireann)  Wall Box Main St, Cashel, Co Tipperary by Jessop Davis Enniscorthy  Also  Image Two
Cashel Post Office,  In the Main St / Commandant P. J. Hogan Square, Cashel Co. Tipperary. A Fine Period Building
Post Box E VII R Wall Type Kickham Street, Clonmel Image One  also Image Two
W & T Allen Post Box,  Wall Type, Clonmel Co Tipperary Image
Pillarbox, Gladstone St, Clonmel Co Tipperary  - No makers Names or Monograms  Image One
Post Box G V R by W & T Allen, Grangemockler Village Co. Tipperary  - Image One + Image Two
Post Box by W & T Allen, Davis Road, Clonmel  Co. Tipperary  - Image One + Image Two
E VII R Pillarbox (Makers name to be established)  Parnell St, Clonmel. Co Tipperary Image One + Image Two
Unusual & early larger type Wall Box with metal letter flap, V R Dungarvan Road, Clonmel Image One  also Image Two
Attractive mounted Basket Type Box (No Makers Name but similar to Victorian type) , Ballincurry  Co Tipperary Image One
Built in Basket Type Wall Box, Cloneen Village Co Tipperary  Image One
Steel Basket Type Box Ballinure, Co Tipperary Image One
Steel Type Post Box, Ninemilehouse village Co Tipperary Image O
Very Nice Basket Post Box, E VII R Type  Near Carrick-on-Suir Co Tipperary Image One
Unusual very Large P & T, wall box  Near Our Lady's Hospital, Cashel, Co Tipperary by Jessop Davis Enniscorthy Image One  +  Image Two + Image Three
Another Unusual very Large E VII R, wall box  William St, Cashel, Co Tipperary by W.T. Allen & Co London Image One  +  Image Two
Post Box Irish Free State ('P & T'  Wall Type) makers name unclear but Most Probably Enniscorthy Foundry -  located at Drangan Co. Tipperary  Image One  + Image Two
Very Nice Post Box E VII R Large W&T Allen Wall Type, Ballyneale Village Co Tipperary  Image One also Image Two - Image Three (Note: Photographs taken during rain)
Carrick-on-Suir Old Post Office, Co Tipperary - Image One
Post Box set in in wooden side door of Carrick-on-Suir Old Post Office, Co Tipperary - Image One

Waterford
Waterford City  'P & T' pillarbox the Quay Click Here to View
Pillarbox, Plain Type, Broad St, Waterford City  Click Here to View
Post Box 'VR' Type Made by WT Allen, Cheekpoint, Co Waterford. Rough/Uneven plasterwork surround,  would Benefit from A Cleaning & Painting Also - Image One
Post Box  GR Basket Type'  Located at Rinn Ó gCuanach, Co. Waterford (Last Irish G R Type before independence) - Image One  
Cavan
 
Donegal
Irish Free State, P & T Wall Box, Buncrana, Co.Donegal
A Fine Pillarbox, P&T with Gaelic & English Postal Inscription, 'Out of Service' Lough Derg Co Donegal -  Image One
Post Box E VII R Wall Type, Replacement 'SE' (Saorstat Eireann Door) Glen Road , Glenties, Co. Donegal Image One
 
Monaghan
 
NORTHERN  IRELAND
An excellent collection of various types of Pillarboxes, Wall Boxes & Mounted Basket
Boxes all Beautifully Restored - Victoria - Elizabeth II (Also a Red Telephone Box - Image 6 )
Image 1   Image 2   Image3   Image4   Image5   & Image6

Antrim  
Armagh
 
Down
Pillarbox at Church Street, Downpatrick (E II R) Click Here To View
 
Fermanagh  
Derry / Londonderry  
Tyrone

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Images of Dreadful modern steel post boxes.



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Double Aperture P & T Pillarbox  located on O'Connell Street at the junction of Cathal Brugha Street Dublin.
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