Who needs an Eircode to find Skibbereen?

August 17th, 2016 12:14 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

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SOMETIMES you don’t need an Eircode to find a house, as one West Cork family recently discovered!

The Crowleys from Skibbereen were amazed when a postcard with a very vague address for their home arrived from the UK and landed in their postbox, without any problem.

‘Some lovely people stayed with us a week ago who were unable to get a taxi to Glandore,’ said Anne, a teacher in St Patrick’s Boys NS. ‘Only in a Ireland would this address work!’

The address on the postcard was very loose indeed, as the visiting family had no idea where in Skibbereen their hosts’ house had been.

They addressed the postcard to: ‘Anne, Sean, Hannah + Brian Crowley, Skibbereen. They live in an old farm house they restored themselves. West Cork, Republic of Ireland.’

It seems that Eircode’s insistence that we all need postcodes may be a bit premature.

The postcard, sent from Croydon in South London, thanked the Crowleys for their ‘West Cork hospitality’ saying the English family were so grateful for the kindness – ‘and pancakes!’

Anne told The Southern Star: ‘You wouldn’t believe how lovely they were, they were so appreciative. But then, I do a mean breakfast!’

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