The Train Travels of An Post
Mail coaches drawn by horses were used to deliver the mail around the country for years and years. But when a railway system was invented, things really took off.
For over 100 years, up to 1994, the Travelling Post Office was set up on lots of Irish trains all around the country. It was much quicker and a much safer way of delivering the mail than ever before and they could even sort the mail on the train. All aboard!
Today, trains are no longer used to sort and deliver the mail. Instead, there are lots of vans and trucks that bring the mail to the four different mail centres so they can be sorted overnight. Then they are ready for delivery by van, bike and even by postmen on foot, to homes and businesses all around the country the very next morning!