End of an era as Colehill post office closes its doors

Community show of support as Colehill post office closes for the last time

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End of an era as Colehill post office closes its doors

Some of the well-wishers who turned up to support Keith and Daphne Stewart at the weekend as they closed the doors to their post office for the last time.

It was the end of an era in the parish of Carrickedmond on Saturday last when the local post office in Colehill closed its doors for the last time as Keith and Daphne Steward retired from the business, which served the local community so well for many years.

The post office business, which has been in the Steward name for decades, was one of the post offices in Longford announced last year by An Post which was closing as part of a voluntary retirement package.

Many in the area, especially all who collected their weekly pensions in Colehill will now miss the service which was the life and blood of the local community for so long.

Even though Keith and Daphne did not make too much of a fuss about their retirement from the postal service, family, neighbours and friends were keen to mark the occasion and, during their final day, there was a steady stream of well-wishers.