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In Use As
1920 - 1940
Cast-iron wall-mounted post box, c. 1930, with 'Carron Company, Stirlingshire' foundry mark to base and 'Post Office' in raised lettering above letter flap. Still in use. Set into rendered gate pier outside of two-storey restaurant to the north-east of Bundoran town centre.
This simple post box is an appealing, if subtle feature in the streetscape to the north-east of Bundoran. The modest design of the post box is enhanced by the raised lettering, which enlivens the appearance of this otherwise functional object. It is unusual in that it doesn't have a royal cipher or later Irish insignia (P&T or SE). Its survival is testament to the quality of its original design and of the materials used in its manufacturing. It was cast at the Carron Company foundry (est. 1759, and for a period during the first half of the nineteenth-century it was the largest iron foundry in Europe ) in Stirlingshire, Scotland, and represents an interesting artefact of mass-produced cast-iron work. It may have been moved to its present site from another location in Bundoran.