Booterstown locals will have to travel further afield to visit the post office, as their local establishment is set to close next Thursday, writes Rachel Cunningham.
Woodbine Park Post Office, Trimblestown, will be officially closing its doors next week after being a fixture in the community for many years. An Post Public Affairs Manager, Angus Laverty, confirmed: “Our post office will close on September 30. Customers will transfer to the Blackrock post office from that date and will also have the option of using a number of other post offices in the area including Stillorgan and Ballsbridge.
“The current postmaster wishes to exit the business and we have over some time been seeking to find an alternative contractor and premises in the area. We advertised the vacant post office contract three times and engaged with a number of possible local options but to no avail. We apologise to our customers in the area around Woodbine Park for any inconvenience but assure them that we will make effort to ease the transition to a new office.”
The owner of the building, and of its neighbouring shop Winnie the Wool Wagon, told the Dublin Gazette: “We are sad to see Nigel and Vilma go. They have always looked after everybody so well. Over the last 18 months they have been particularly busy and kept going without complaint. We wish them both well and hope that Nigel has a very happy retirement.”