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Galway postman manages to deliver Christmas card addressed to ‘Yer wan who lives next door to the in-laws with a rake of kids’

By Patricia Murphy

A Galway postman has been praised for miraculously delivering a letter to its correct destination, despite the fact that the card didn’t have an address.

Postman Celsus Sheridan was tasked with solving a riddle of sorts when a letter describing a woman in his local area ended up in his post bag.

While the letter did not have an actual address, the sender did hint that it should be delivered “between between Ballinasloe and Galway”.

The card itself was addressed to “Yer wan, her mother’s from Castleblakeney but the daughter’s an ex-townie, grew up in Athlone and moved to Ballymacward when she got married, lives next door to her in-laws now and has a rake of children, 7 dogs, 4 cats and about 30 hens and ducks, some rabbits and fish and I think she has a hamster as well.”

The local post man was also given one more hint by the mystery letter sender. “She also has a shrine to the Virgin Mary at the left corner of her garden”.

Using his local knowledge, the postman recognised the description as mum Nicole Lally and delivered the festive card, sent to her by her friend Amanda.

Nicole posted an image of the card on An Post’s Facebook page, thanking them for their hard work throughout the year.

"I was amused/mortified when the postman showed up this morning and hand-delivered this Christmas card from my friend who was delighted to have made a holy show of me," wrote Nicole.

"Thanks to my local postman Cescus who knew immediately who to deliver the card to when the supervisor read out the "address". Absolutely made my day, An Post have been great sports to find me," she said.

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