End of an era in Castleplunkett

The post office in Castleplunkett was the latest one to close its doors to the public when it officially shut down on Monday 30 th of June last due to the owners, Pat and Peggy Danagher’s retirement. The couple had been in business for over thirty-three years in the village, owning and running the local grocery store.   It was not until the mid-90’s that they took over the franchise of the post office from the Tiernan family as a result of the closure of their shop, also based in Castleplunkett at the time. The post office was then relocated to Danagher’s grocery shop.    The closing of this post office adds to the considerable doubt and concern about the future of such a service in villages and small towns similar to Castleplunkett around Ireland. Indeed the post offices based locally in Fourmilehouse and Tulsk have also closed in recent times.   Peggy Danagher told the People she would like to thank all their customers for their support and loyalty throughout the years. She also thanked them for all the best wishes they had received in light of their retirement.