Categories of Special Interest
Artistic, Social, Technical
In Use As
1901 - 1910
Cast-iron wall box, c.1905, with royal insignia of Edward VII. Set into a roughly dressed limestone wall.
This cast-iron post box forms a modest though attractive addition to the streetscape of Bettystown. The recognisable form and simple detail illustrate the artistic qualities of mass production at the time of its casting. Post-boxes of this material are becoming increasingly rare in Ireland and are now often replaced by plastic boxes.