Christmas postal dates 2017

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What are the latest dates of posting?


The latest posting dates to ensure delivery before Christmas.

Direct Mail
Publicity Post
December 11
To have your Publicity Post mailing delivered the week commencing December 11 an application must reach the Direct Mail Team by Thursday, November 30.

PostAim December 6
To have your PostAim mailing land before December 24, ensure your mailing is presented to the Mail Centre on the Wednesday, December 6, before 12 noon.

To find out more about our direct mail services email post.media@anpost.ie

Republic of Ireland Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters & Parcels December 20, 2017
Registered Post December 20, 2017
Express Post December 21, 2017

Northern Ireland Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters & Parcels December 19, 2017
Registered Post December 19, 2017
Express Post December 20, 2017

Great Britain Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters & Parcels December 18, 2017
Registered Post December 18, 2017
Express Post December 21, 2017
International Courier Service* December 21, 2017

Europe Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters December 18, 2017
Standard Post Parcels December 13, 2017
Registered Post December 18, 2017
Express Post December 20, 2017
International Courier Service* December 20, 2017


USA Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters December 12, 2017
Standard Post Parcels December 7, 2017
Registered Post December 7, 2017
Express Post December 20, 2017
International Courier Service* December 20, 2017


Rest of the World Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters & Parcels December 7, 2017
Registered Post December 7, 2017
Express Post December 18, 2017
International Courier Service* December 18, 2017


International mail delivery times are estimates and subject to local postal operator delays.

Customers should note that there will be no mail collection on December 24th. There will be no mail delivery or collection on December 27th.

* International Courier Service is only available at selected Post Office. For further information, please visit www.anpost.ie/internationalcourier



When is my local Post Office open over Christmas?

Day Date Open/Closed
Sunday December 17, 2017 GPO Dublin 1, 12 noon - 4pm
Monday December 18, 2017 Normal business hours
Tuesday December 19, 2017 Normal business hours
Wednesday December 20, 2017 Normal business hours
Thursday December 21, 2017 Normal business hours
Friday December 22, 2017 Normal business hours
Saturday December 23, 2017 Normal business hours
Sunday December 24, 2017 Closed
Monday December 25, 2017 Closed
Tuesday December 26, 2017 Closed
Wednesday December 27, 2017 Closed
Thursday December 28, 2017 Normal business hours
Friday December 29, 2017 Normal business hours
Saturday December 30, 2017 Normal business hours
Sunday December 31, 2017 Closed
Monday January 1, 2018 Closed
Tuesday January 2, 2018 Normal business hours
Wednesday January 3, 2018 Normal business hours

When will mail be collected and delivered over Christmas?

Day Date Collections and deliveries
Saturday December 9, 2017 Nationwide collection of mails
Sunday December 10, 2017 No collections or deliveries of mail
Monday December 11, 2017 Normal mails service
Tuesday December 12, 2017 Normal mails service
Wednesday December 13, 2017 Normal mails service
Thursday December 14, 2017 Normal mails service
Friday December 15, 2017 Normal mails service
Saturday December 16, 2017 Full collection and delivery of mail
Sunday December 17, 2017 No collections or deliveries of mail
Monday December 18, 2017 Normal mails service
Tuesday December 19, 2017 Normal mails service
Wednesday December 20, 2017 Normal mails service
Thursday December 21, 2017 Normal mails service
Friday December 22, 2017 Normal mails service
Saturday December 23, 2017 Nationwide delivery of mail
Sunday December 24, 2017 No collections or deliveries of mail
Monday December 25, 2017 No collections or deliveries of mail
Tuesday December 26, 2017 No collections or deliveries of mail
Wednesday December 27, 2017 No collections or deliveries of mail
Thursday December 28, 2017 Normal mails service
Friday December 29, 2017 Normal mails service
Saturday December 30, 2017 No collections or deliveries of mail
Sunday December 31, 2017 No collections or deliveries of mail
Monday January 1, 2018 No collections or deliveries of mail
Tuesday January 2, 2018 Normal mails service
Wednesday January 3, 2018 Normal mails service



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