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Our Old Irish Telefón Boxes alongside our Irish Post Boxes in our Factory.

The iconic green post box is a familiar sight on city streets or country roads throughout Ireland. Introduced well over 150 years ago by the novelist, Anthony Trollope, who worked for the Post Office in Ireland for several years, the letter box is an instantly recognized symbol of the Post Office. The intention was to make it easier for people to post their letters and make it unnecessary for them to have to wait for a post office to open. Like the Old Irish Telefón Box , the post box holds a special place in Irish people’s hearts . Apart from their decorative and utilitarian qualities, Irish post boxes have symbolic value too. Before Irish independence post boxes were red but one of the first acts of the new Irish Government was to order that green would be the new colour for Post Office letter boxes. Sometimes a bit of red paint still shows through!  The symbols of our past – in the form of crowns and royal insignia – take their place alongside the signs of independence – Saorstát Eireann, P&T (which can also be found on The Old Irish Telefón box) and, of course, An Post.  Because the Old Irish Telefón Box and the Post box are so closely linked with one another, the masters at Burke  Joinery have decided to recreate replicas of the Post boxes . We are also in the process of  introducing an Irish post box product range to our brand . Watch this space 🙂

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