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Friday 23 August 2019

All roads lead to post office in unique art project in Enniscorthy

There's a pop-up post office art project in Enniscorthy
There's a pop-up post office art project in Enniscorthy

Maria Pepper

A pop-up post office will be installed in 11 Castle Street in Enniscorthy from May 31 to June 3 and people are invited to go along and pick out a postcard to send free of charge to any destination in the world.

The unique offer is part of an art project funded under the Per Cent for Art Scheme arising from the Enniscorthy by-pass road project.

Inside the post office, visitors will find an installation built by members of Enniscorthy Men's Shed and on it will be a collection of objects chosen by community groups based in Enniscorthy, that they feel best represent them, and as such, represent the people of Enniscorthy.

The objects have been photographed and printed onto postcards which will be on display in the post office along with audio descriptions explaining the significance of the items.

People are welcome to visit the 'post office', to enjoy a cup of tea and a chat, select a postcard, write a message on it and pop it into a post box on the premises.

The postcards will be free to send to anyone, anywhere in the world.

The post office art project is called Dispatch and is being coordinated by artists Becks Butler, Astrid Newman and Ciara Roche who were chosen to develop a visual art project through Wexford County Council.

Funding for the project was allocated from the Enniscorthy M11 bypass road and is being supported by An Post.

The post office will be open daily from 11 am to 6 pm. The official opening will take place from 5pm to 8 p.m. on May 31. All are welcome to attend. There will be live performances and refreshments will be served.

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