The growth of leisure cycling and sports cycling has become very noticeable in recent times but remember too that lost of people throughout the world still use bicycles as part of their daily work – not least postmen.
Drop in to Cork City Library on Saturday next at 2pm for Stephen Ferguson’s illustrated talk, Letters, Lives and Liberty, on the story of the Post Office’s influence in Irish life and society. For more details see the link below:
William Rowan Hamilton, an Irish polymath of a previous age, was a very clever fellow. His perseverance and devotion to learning would have been a good example to all those who got their Leaving Cert results today but not his habit of neglecting to eat as his son recalled:
“we used to bring in a ‘snack’ and leave it in his study, but a brief nod of recognition of the intrusion of the chop or cutlet was often the only result, and his thoughts went on soaring upwards.”
This medal can be awarded to civil servants for particularly diligent, faithful and effective service and occasionally it was awarded to Irish Post Office staff in the days before independence in 1922. The example shown here was given to solicitor in the GPO over a century ago. It bears the insignia of Edward VII and the wording “For faithful service”.
Most of the boxes in Denmark are this style and graffiti seems to be a problem on many of them. Thanks to my Umea correspondent for this photo.
Remember the old-style Irish lettering and the telephone kiosk? When did you last see a real one of them?
Drop in to the Tipperary County Museum and learn more.