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Irish Post Offices & Postmarks

Annaclone, Banbridge Co.Down

Annaclone / Newry

Earliest known date - 22 May 1904
Latest known date - Unknown
Postmark type - Circle, Single Ring

Codes Known -

SR (28mm)


Annaclone / Banbridge Co.Down

Earliest known date - Unknown
Latest known date - 24 AU 1946
Postmark type - Circle, Code at top, Short Thick Arcs.

Codes Known - C

DR (27/16mm)



Annaclone / Banbridge Co.Down

Earliest known date - 31 AU 1993
Latest known date -
Postmark type - Single Circle, no Time Code

Codes Known -
SR (24mm)

This example taken from a poor strike on a certificate of posting.


76 Ardbrin Road, BT32 5LL.
Location of Original Post Office Grid Ref J180412.
Located at junction of Glebe Rd / Tasvalley Rd / Ardbrin Rd.

Photo by AW Graham 1 Sep 1996



76 Ardbrin Rd      

Location of the New Post Office, upper photo taken 1 Sep 1996, lower photo 1 Sep 1993.

Grid Ref J.172.412, located between Lisnaliggan House (shown) and the Garage. At Monteith Rd, B10, Katesbridge.


New PO - 1 SEp 1996      
Monteith Rd      

Pre 1990 the Post Office was located at

76 Ardbrin Road, BT32 5LL

Grid Ref J180412

9 Sep 1856 - POA Annaclown?, No. 5 50 Estd Post Office.
PO was in operation from Jan-Mar 1857 to 30 Jun 1989, It closed and reopened as a Community PO 5 Oct 1992.

The OS Maps for 1860 & 1900 (6" series) show the Post Office at the same location.

On 5 Oct 1992 it moved to Lisnaliggan Stores, Monteith Road, Anaclone, BT32 5AT., Grid Ref J172412.

There is some information on Post Masters as foolows:-
(T) Dec 1858 - vacant
? McArcavy
c1910-20, Bernard Clarke, then his son Mr Barney Joe Clarke
Mr Barney Joe Clarke, died 1981
(H) 1970-81, B.J. Clarke (near Banbridge), (1981-89) Mrs Sarah Clarke.

29 Jun 1989, 'The Outlook - Rathfriland' reports: Mrs Sarah Clarke resigns & PO closed Friday 30 Jun 1989

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