As explained at an emergency community meeting in Kilfenora Hall on Tuesday evening (25 September), a petition and outline business plan is to be submitted to An Post by Friday (28 September). PLEASE sign the petition – the more community members sign, the more likely An Post will agree to continuation of the service. The deadline for signatures is 2pm on Thursday.
Forms can be found in O’Gormans and Howleys shops and in the village Post Office.
All individuals in families are urged to contribute their names and signatures – including children (bearing in mind that this issue is about their future too).
A crucial development is that The Burren Centre has volunteered to provide a space for a new post office counter. This has made it possible to submit an appeal to An Post.
If Kilfenora is successful in retaining a Post Office – which of course is vital for many community members and businesses over a wide area of North Clare – it is important that people understand and use the very wide range of services that the Post Office provides , including all the bill paying, social welfare and banking facilities (and soon mortgages). It is clear that many people have underappreciated this in the past. Hopefully Kilfenora (and its surrounding areas) will succeed in retaining a facility that is essential for the future economic health of the Burren communities.