Christmas postal dates 2015

Christmas stamp booklet 2015

The 2015 Christmas stamps special booklet of 26 Christmas stamps priced €17.50 – that includes one free stamp! Available from November 5 at Post Offices and online at www.irishstamps.ie.


Advice about packaging and addressing Christmas mail.


What are the latest dates of posting?


The latest posting dates to ensure delivery before Christmas.

Publicity Post
November 27

PostAim December 4

To ensure your PostAim mailing reaches its recipients before December 24, ensure your mailing is presented to the Mail Centre on the Friday, December 4, before 12 noon.

Republic of Ireland Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters & Parcels December 21, 2015
Registered Post December 21, 2015
Express Post December 22, 2015

Northern Ireland Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters & Parcels December 19, 2015
Registered Post December 19, 2015
Express Post December 21, 2015

Great Britain Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters December 19, 2015
Standard Post Parcels December 18, 2015
Registered Post December 19, 2015
International Courier Service* December 22, 2015


Europe Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters December 18, 2015
Standard Post Parcels December 12, 2015
Registered Post December 18, 2015
International Courier Service* December 22, 2015


USA Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters December 11, 2015
Standard Post Parcels December 7, 2015
Registered Post December 7, 2015
International Courier Service* December 21, 2015


Rest of the World Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters & Parcels December 7, 2015
Registered Post December 7, 2015
International Courier Service* December 18, 2015


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 29th.

* 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
Saturday December 19, 2015 Open
Sunday December 20, 2015 Closed
Monday December 21, 2015 Normal business hours
Tuesday December 22, 2015 Normal business hours
Wednesday December 23, 2015 Normal business hours
Thursday December 24, 2015 Close at 1.00pm
Friday December 25, 2015 Closed
Saturday December 26, 2015 Closed
Sunday December 27, 2015 Closed
Monday December 28, 2015 Closed
Tuesday December 29, 2015 Closed
Wednesday December 30, 2015 Normal business hours
Thursday December 31, 2015 Normal business hours
Friday January 1, 2016 Closed
Saturday January 2, 2016 Normal business hours
Sunday January 3, 2016 Closed
Monday January 4, 2016 Normal business hours

Department Of Social Protection Payments Christmas 2015.

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When will mail be collected and delivered over Christmas?

Day Date Collections and deliveries
Saturday December 12, 2015 Normal mails collections
Sunday December 13, 2015 No collections or deliveries of mail
Monday December 14, 2015 Normal mails service
Tuesday December 15, 2015 Normal mails service
Wednesday December 16, 2015 Normal mails service
Thursday December 17, 2015 Normal mails service
Friday December 18, 2015 Normal mails service
Saturday December 19, 2015 Full collection and delivery of mail
Sunday December 20, 2015 No collections or deliveries of mail
Monday December 21, 2015 Normal mails service
Tuesday December 22, 2015 Normal mails service
Wednesday December 23, 2015 Normal mails service
Thursday December 24, 2015 Normal delivery service, no collections.
Friday December 25, 2015 No collections or deliveries of mail
Saturday December 26, 2015 No collections or deliveries of mail
Sunday December 27, 2015 No collections or deliveries of mail
Monday December 28, 2015 No collections or deliveries of mail
Tuesday December 29, 2015 No collections or deliveries of mail
Wednesday December 30, 2015 Normal mails service
Thursday December 31, 2015 Normal mails service
Friday January 1, 2016 No collections or deliveries of mail



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