Christmas postal dates 2016

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Advice about packaging and addressing Christmas mail.


What are the latest dates of posting?


The latest posting dates to ensure delivery before Christmas.

Direct Mail
Publicity Post
December 2
To have your Publicity Post mailing land before Christmas, ensure your mailing is presented to the Mail Centre on the Friday, December 2, before 12 noon. Your mailing will be delivered before Friday, December 16.

PostAim December 6
To have your PostAim mailing land before December 24, ensure your mailing is presented to the Mail Centre on the Tuesday, 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 21, 2016
Registered Post December 21, 2016
Express Post December 22, 2016

Northern Ireland Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters & Parcels December 20, 2016
Registered Post December 20, 2016
Express Post December 21, 2016

Great Britain Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters & Parcels December 19, 2016
Registered Post December 19, 2016
International Courier Service* December 21, 2016

Europe Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters December 19, 2016
Standard Post Parcels December 13, 2016
Registered Post December 19, 2016
International Courier Service* December 21, 2016


USA Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters December 12, 2016
Standard Post Parcels December 9, 2016
Registered Post December 9, 2016
International Courier Service* December 20, 2016


Rest of the World Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters & Parcels December 7, 2016
Registered Post December 7, 2016
International Courier Service* December 16, 2016


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 28th.

* 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
Monday December 19, 2016 Normal business hours
Tuesday December 20, 2016 Normal business hours
Wednesday December 21, 2016 Normal business hours
Thursday December 22, 2016 Normal business hours
Friday December 23, 2016 Normal business hours
Saturday December 24, 2016 Close at 1.00pm
Sunday December 25, 2016 Closed
Monday December 26, 2016 Closed
Tuesday December 27, 2016 Closed
Wednesday December 28, 2016 Closed
Thursday December 29, 2016 Normal business hours
Friday December 30, 2016 Normal business hours
Saturday December 31, 2016 Normal business hours
Sunday January 1, 2017 Closed
Monday January 2, 2017 Closed
Tuesday January 3, 2017 Normal business hours
Wednesday January 4, 2017 Normal business hours

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When will mail be collected and delivered over Christmas?

Day Date Collections and deliveries
Saturday December 10, 2016 Normal mails collections
Sunday December 11, 2016 No collections or deliveries of mail
Monday December 12, 2016 Normal mails service
Tuesday December 13, 2016 Normal mails service
Wednesday December 14, 2016 Normal mails service
Thursday December 15, 2016 Normal mails service
Friday December 16, 2016 Normal mails service
Saturday December 17, 2016 Full collection and delivery of mail
Sunday December 18, 2016 No collections or deliveries of mail
Monday December 19, 2016 Normal mails service
Tuesday December 20, 2016 Normal mails service
Wednesday December 21, 2016 Normal mails service
Thursday December 22, 2016 Normal mails service
Friday December 23, 2016 Normal mails service
Saturday December 24, 2016 No collections or deliveries of mail
Sunday December 25, 2016 No collections or deliveries of mail
Monday December 26, 2016 No collections or deliveries of mail
Tuesday December 27, 2016 No collections or deliveries of mail
Wednesday December 28, 2016 No collections or deliveries of mail
Thursday December 29, 2016 Normal mails service
Friday December 30, 2016 Normal mails service
Saturday December 31, 2016 No collections or deliveries of mail
Sunday January 1, 2017 No collections or deliveries of mail
Monday January 2, 2017 No collections or deliveries of mail
Tuesday January 3, 2017 Normal mails service



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