Christmas postal dates 2018

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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 10
To have your Publicity Post mailing delivered the week commencing December 10 an application must reach the Direct Mail Team by Friday, November 30.

PostAim December 5
To have your PostAim mailing land before December 24, ensure your mailing is presented to the Mail Centre on the Wednesday, December 5, 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, 2018
Registered Post December 20, 2018
Express Post December 21, 2018

Northern Ireland Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters & Parcels December 19, 2018
Registered Post December 19, 2018
Express Post December 20, 2018

Great Britain Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters & Parcels December 18, 2018
Registered Post December 19, 2018
Express Post December 19, 2018
International Courier Service* December 19, 2018

Europe Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters December 18, 2018
Standard Post Parcels December 12, 2018
Registered Post December 18, 2018
Express Post December 17, 2018
International Courier Service* December 18, 2018


USA Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters December 10, 2018
Standard Post Parcels December 7, 2018
Registered Post December 7, 2018
Express Post December 12, 2018
International Courier Service* December 18, 2018


Rest of the World Last Posting Date
Standard Post Letters & Parcels December 7, 2018
Registered Post December 7, 2018
Express Post December 10, 2018
International Courier Service* December 17, 2018


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

* 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 24, 2018 1pm
Tuesday December 25, 2018 Closed
Wednesday December 26, 2018 Closed
Thursday December 27, 2018 Closed
Friday December 28, 2018 Normal business hours
Saturday December 29, 2018 Normal business hours
Sunday December 30, 2018 Closed
Monday December 31, 2018 Normal business hours
Tuesday January 1, 2018 Closed
Wednesday January 2, 2018 Normal business hours

When will mail be collected and delivered over Christmas?

Day Date Collections and deliveries
Saturday December 15, 2018 Full collection and delivery of mail
Sunday December 16, 2018 Parcel delivery in urban areas
Monday December 17, 2018 Normal mails service
Tuesday December 18, 2018 Normal mails service
Wednesday December 19, 2018 Normal mails service
Thursday December 20, 2018 Normal mails service
Friday December 21, 2018 Normal mails service
Saturday December 22, 2018 Full collection and delivery of mail
Sunday December 23, 2018 Parcel delivery in urban areas
Monday December 24, 2018 Normal delivery service, no collections.
Tuesday December 25, 2018 No collections or deliveries of mail
Wednesday December 26, 2018 No collections or deliveries of mail
Thursday December 27, 2018 No collections or deliveries of mail
Friday December 28, 2018 Normal mails service
Saturday December 29, 2018 No collections or deliveries of mail
Sunday December 30, 2018 No collections or deliveries of mail
Monday December 31, 2018 Normal mails service
Tuesday January 1, 2019 No collections or deliveries of mail
Wednesday January 2, 2019 Normal mails service



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