Leitir committee thank all who helped PO campaign

Save Lettermacaward Post office, the local committee, is delighted with An Post’s decision to retain the village post office.

Save Lettermacaward Post office, the local committee, is delighted with An Post’s decision to retain the village post office.

An Post’s decision marked the culmination of a strong campaign that brought hundreds of people to a public meeting and drew more than 2,000 signatures on a petition to save the service.

The mood in the community was jubilant. “It was like Donegal winning the All-Ireland,” Pat Glackin, committee chairperson, said.

The committee wanted to thank TDs, councillors and senators for their help, but in particular local Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher, for the “absolutely Trojan work she put in on our behalf”. The councillor was a member of the committee and of the delegation that met with An Post’s Angus Laverty and Aidan O’Donnell.

“Without her help we feel it probably would not have worked,” Pat said of the councillor’s work and guidance. The committee was also grateful to the An Post officials for coming to Lettermacaward for a meeting.

“We feel credit should go to the people of the district, the community and its friends,” Pat said. Emails of support came from members of the Lettermacaward diaspora as far away as Australia, South Africa and the United States.

An Post confirmed they will tender for the continuation of postal services in Lettermacaward. A decision is expected by the end of July.