A TRICKLE of customers visited Letterkenny’s new Post Office at Glencar this week appreciating the lack of queues and lots of parking space.
The new post office opened on Monday morning under Post Master Paddy Dorrian and manager Margaret Gallagher.
Speaking to the Donegal News, Margaret explained that it will take time for a lot of clients to transfer from the Main Street Post Office.
“All social welfare recipients – job seekers, childrens’ allowance and pensions which are paid through the post office must request a transfer of payment from the Department of Social Welfare and sign a form.
“We have already had a number of clients who have forwarded their forms and I would encourage as many as possible to transfer if this post office is more convenient for them,” Ms Gallagher said.
She is assisted by Michelle Dorrian and Training Officer Anne Doherty.
The new office at Glencar offers all of the same services as the main street post office including AIB and NIB banking services.
Mr Ed Margey, Manager of the Main Street Post Office said it was too early to establish the impact of the newly opened facility at Glencar.
“In the coming weeks we will hopefully see more of a filtering of the queues we have been seeing here at Main Street. The Glencar area has a big population and the easier access and parking will appeal to a lot more people,” Mr Margey said.
One lady calling to the Glencar office to post a letter on Wednesday morning welcomed the new office saying how much “handier” it was.