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The purpose of this thesis is to establish a record, within Leinster, of the extant and the extinct post office buildings, built between 1854 and 1947, both those presently in use as post offices and those now used for other purposes.
No research has been carried out on this group of buildings to date.
This group of buildings, consisting of an over sixty, mainly small, modest buildings will be threatened as a typology if they are sold off by An Post.
Many of these buildings are not listed in the various county Records of Protected Structures.
This body of work does not claim to represent all the purpose built Office of Public Works buildings. It does however cover and detail all the buildings within the archive of the Office of Public Work’s Drawing Collection maintained in the National Archive of Ireland.
Crean, M.: The Purpose Built Post Office Buildings of the Office of Public Works in Leinster from 1870 to 1947. Masters in Urban and Building Conservation. University College Dublin, 2007.