PIC: Irish couple set An Post a challenge from the ‘end of the world’; they passed with flying colours 4 years ago

PIC: Irish couple set An Post a challenge from the ‘end of the world’; they passed with flying colours

An Post, is there anything they can’t do?

The ability of An Post to deliver mail to the correct recipients despite lacking some fairly vital information is legendary at this stage.

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Kerry GAA legend and controversial pundit Pat Spillane, for example, often tells a story about receiving a letter at his home addressed simply, ‘Pat the Bollocks, Co. Kerry’ that was sent to him from Northern Ireland.

That specific instance of the efficiency of An Post takes some topping, but we reckon that an example sent our way by JOE reader Alannah Gauld is even better.

Alannah tells us that herself and her partner Hugh sent a postcard a couple of months’ back from Ushuaia in Argentina – commonly regarded as the southernmost city in the world and often referred to as ‘the end of the world’ – writing only ‘Bríd and Seamus, Mallow, Ireland’ in the address box.

Just in case you’re unaware of how far apart the two places are, the fact that they don't even fit on the same page on Google Maps should give you a fair idea...

The postcard was sent by Hugh and Alannah not to update Bríd and Seamus on their travels, but explicitly as a challenge to An Post to deliver it to the right address.

On Wednesday morning, Alannah and Hugh received the picture below to confirm that An Post had justified the couple’s faith in them and completed the challenge with flying colours.

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Well played.

Cheers to Alannah Gauld for sending this our way. If you have something you would like to share with us, send it to editorial@joe.ie or hit us up on Facebook or Twitter.