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Irish Post Offices & Postmarks

Aghanloo / Limavady / Co. Derry.

Aghanloo / Limavady / Co.Derry

Earliest known date - Unknown
Latest known date - 15 AU 1994
Postmark type - Circle, Single Ring

Codes Known -

SR (24mm)



Aghanloo / Co. Londonderry / Bellarena SO

Earliest known date -
Latest known date -
Postmark type - Circle,

Codes Known -

SR 28mm

Proof Book Example for 22 Jul 1904


29 May 1994 - PO3 OS Grid Ref C679.266



29 May 1994 - Original PO1/2 at side of houseOS Grid Ref C679.272

Post Master James Hamilton the his brother Joe to c 1960.






PO3 Top Photo taken by J Finlay August 1992, Lower Photo by Shane Killen in 1990's. RH Photo by EHS, Unknown date.


1990s EHS Photo    

PO was established in 1879 and has been managed by the Hamilton family since then.  PO has been in its present location since c1960. In 2009 the Post Office was believed to be closed.

History by A W Graham
24 Mar 1890 - John Hamilton, Farmer - Postmaster (PRONI GPO 5/2 L'Derry Staff Book)
1964-1994, James Hamilton (30 years at 49), Previously Joe Hamilton (Uncle) and prior to that James Hamilton, (Father to Joe).

In 1904 the PO was at the side of the house on Dowland Rd (PO1). By 1923 (PO2)it had moved to an outbuilding at the same address, and by 1960's (PO3) it had moved to 49 Aghanloo Road, BT49 0HX on the A2.


An undated example of a Newspaper Clipping was held by A W Graham it is located here.



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