Win the An Post Handwriting Competition!



The school competition with a difference.

We had a huge response from schools all over the country. The standard of handwriting by children entering the competition was superb. We asked you to test your handwriting skills and you really put in a great effort. Well done!

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Thank you for taking part in the An Post/ INTO Handwriting Competition.

Here are the winners for 2017


  • Roisín Murphy, Doora N.S., Ennis, Co. Clare, Category 1
  • Manus Mac an tSaoir, Scoil Mológa, Harolds Cross, Dublin 6W, Category 2
  • Pearl Rathi, Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin, Co. Kerry, Category 3
  • Anton Smith, Scoil Bhríde, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan, Category 4
  • Hannah Victory, Roxboro N.S., Derrane, Co. Roscommon, Special Award  


  • Ryan Mepurathu, Scoil Bhríde Buachaillí, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, Category 1
  • Shauna Ní hEidhin, Gaelscoil de hÍde, Bothar na Gaillimhe, Co. Roscommon, Category 1
  • Emma Otten, St. Brendan's N.S., Mallow, Co. Cork, Category 1
  • Shauna McGrearty, Barnacarroll N.S., Claremorris, Co. Mayo, Category 1
  • Brooke Thackaberry, Jonathan Swift N.S., Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow, Category 2
  • Clodagh Breheny, Leitrim N.S., Loughrea, Co. Galway, Category 2
  • Robert Fitzell, Tarbert N.S., Tarbert, Co. Kerry, Category 2
  • James Macken, Scoil Mhuire, Granard, Co. Longford, Category 2
  • Ciarán Gates, St. Mary's Parish Primary School, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Category 3
  • Aoife Keane, St. Joseph's N.S., Athenry, Co. Galway, Category 3
  • Jack Quinn, Scoil Mhuire Portroe, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, Category 3
  • Amy Bagnall, Taunagh N.S., Riverstown, Co. Sligo, Category 3
  • Ultán Mac Gabhann, Scoil Mobhí, Glasnaoín, Baile Átha Cliath 9, Category 4
  • Noah Smith, St. Mary's N.S., Arvagh, Co. Cavan, Category 4
  • Gabriele Paliokaite, St. Patrick's G.N.S., Dublin Road, Limerick, Category 4
  • Cora McBride, St. Eunan's N.S., Raphoe, Co. Donegal, Category 4 
  • Bobby Lafferty, Scoil Naomh Padraig Buachaillí, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal, Special Award

Teachers draw winners

  • Jonathon Beirne, Scoil Chlann Naofa, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim  

Contact us
PO Box 11201
Dublin 1
D01 F5P2

Telephone: 01 522 4837



By taking part you, your teacher, your principal and your school can win great prizes. 

  • By entering, teachers will go into a draw for a luxury weekend away for two to the value of €300.
  • Winners are chosen based on class participation
  • In Categories One, Two, Three and Four an overall national winner and four regional runners-up will be selected
  • A Special award will be made to one overall winner and one regional runner-up will also be selected

Overall National Winners

  • Category One national winner will win €500 for the school and a Postperson visit to their classroom with goodies for the class 
  • Category Two, Three, Four and the Special Award will win a VIP class pass to the new GPO Witness History Visitor Centre
  • Each Category winner will also receive a €50 One4all gift card for the winning pupil, their teacher and principal

Regional Runners-up

Four runners-up in each category will win: 

  • €100 cash prize for the school
  • €25 One4all gift card for the runner up pupil
  • €25 One4all gift card for their teacher
  • €25 One4all gift card for their school principal 

Closing date

The deadline for entries is Friday, February 10, 2017 so get posting.


  • Category one: Junior infants and senior infants
  • Category two: First class and sceond class
  • Category three: Third class and fourth class
  • Category four: Fifth class and sixth class
  • Special award: Special needs class entries and entries from students with a special need

In order to recognise the hard work that pupil's put into their entries, participation certificates will be available to download and print. 

These  certificates will be available on the website after the competition closes on February 10th.  

We hope you enjoy the website and look forward to receiving your An Post Handwriting Competition entries soon.

Contact us
PO Box 11201
Dublin 1

Telephone: 01 522 4837