Lucan’s new state-of-the-art post office is celebrating its first month of business, after it opened its doors within SuperValu on the Newcastle Road.

Since its official launch at the end of last month, customers have been enjoying what is a first of a kind post office.

The new Lucan postmaster appointed by An Post is local businessman Luke Moriarty.

The well-known retailer also owns the popular Courtyard Hotel in Leixlip, and has operated post offices in two of his local Moriarty’s SuperValu outlets for many years.

All of the latest technology and services to meet the needs of the growing community are available in the new Lucan facility.

Luke told Dublin Gazette: “Our new Lucan post office is one of the first of its kind in the country, with the new An Post look and feel that is more open and accessible.

“There is also a wider range of handy financial services and advice available, which makes it easier for businesses and local people to manage their payments and banking, as well as all their postal needs.”

As well as allowing staff to work more closely with customers, the post office itself is open plan, with easy access and dedicated areas for financial services.

Services at the all-new post office include financial products, such as An Post’s new credit card and loans facility, bill payments, banking, foreign exchange, money transfers and competitive insurance products.

Prize Bonds and investment products such as State Savings Bonds are also available.

Regular stamp sales, parcels and posting are also enhanced, with new e-commerce facilities to help with online shopping, such as AddressPal virtual delivery addresses for overseas shopping and easy returns systems.

Passport applications, social welfare payments and TV and dog licences are also longstanding services within a growing range that the post office business also caters for.