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End of an era: It's the final day at Burtonport Post Office

Another rural post office gets set to close

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Burtonport Post Office

Seamus, Declan and Danny sorting the post for Arranmore for the final time

It's the end of an era in Burtonport today as the local post office closes its doors for the very last time.

For the community of Burtonport which has had a post office in the village for over 100 years, the closure will bring an end to a long running and vital service.

Today is also Danny Neilly Boyle's final day to collect the Arranmore mail from the Burtonport Post Office. 

The final date stamp at Burtonport Post Office

Danny started collecting the post officially in 1984 and he also ferried people to and from the island in his half-decker - a service which was provided by his father and his grandfather before him.

Burtonport is just one a number of towns and villages across the north west to lose the local post office. 

Today promises to be an emotional day for all involved. 

John Columba Boyle opening up at Burtonport Post Office for the final time