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Laois village retains Post Office as new location found and shop opens

A Laois village has retained its Post Office after a location for a new shop was found.

Back in February, An Post sought a ‘retail partner’ for the Post Office in Borris-In-Ossory.

Postmaster Mary Kavanagh departed the role this but rather than close the post office altogether, An Post advertised the position in a bid to keep it operational.

But today, it was announced that Post office Service has now been located at Daybreak, Main Street, Borris-in-Ossory.

Laois County Council Cathaoirleach Conor Bergin, who worked in Daybreak as a teenager, is delighted with the news.

He said: “‘I welcome the announcement by An Post that a new Post Office has been confirmed for Borris-In-Ossory.

“I want to pay tribute to outgoing Postmaster Mary Kavanagh for her service to the community over the past number of years, and wish the new Postmaster in the Daybreak shop on the Main Street all the very best for the future.

“I started my own working life in the Daybreak shop when I was 15 so I am delighted to see the Post Office move to this location.

“Borris-In-Ossory has always had a Post Office for generations, and many local people depend on the service for collecting their weekly pension.

“Our post office is a vital part of the community in Borris-In-Ossory and surrounding areas such as Ballaghmore, Camross, Coolrain and Ballybrophy also depend on this Post Office as there is none other in the area.

“We are delighted to keep our post office in the village.”

While Laois TD Sean Fleming also welcomed the development.

He said: “Retaining these essential services is very important in our towns and villages and it is great to see the relocation of an Post Services on this occasion.

“This new location is only a few hundred metres from the previous Post Office.

“I wish the new Post Office service in Daybreak every success which I know will be very welcome by everyone in Borris-in-Ossory and the surrounding areas.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.