Royal Mail has been praised after delivering a letter with just a man's “life story” rather than an address, to go by.
Musician Feargal Lynn, from Co Antrim, took to Twitter to express his shock that the letter arrived to his house, given the lack of address.
The envelope read: “Feargal, Lives across the road from the Spar, his ma and da used to own it, his mother was Mary and Da Joseph, moved to Waterfoot after he got married, plays guitar and used to run discos in the parochial hall and the hotel in the 80s. Friends with the fella runs the butchers in Waterfoot too.”
And somehow, the postman managed to deliver it, Belfast Live reports.
Posting on Twitter, he wrote: “Hearty applause to @RoyalMail Cushendall and Ballymena for being able to deliver this letter to me today got a much needed laugh!
“They had first name, the village where I grew up and half the postcode – the rest is more like my life story!”
The tweet quickly went viral, with more than 5,200 likes and 622 retweets.
Mr Lynn told Belfast Live: “I decided last year to write handwritten letters after a singer/songwriter friend Hannah Scott wrote a song called The Letter about keeping the art of letter writing alive.
“I wrote to a friend over Christmas whom I’d known all my life from summer holidays and I didn’t put my address on the letter – this was her response.
“It was like seeing my life on an envelope.”
And Twitter loved it.
@Steviecam1 tweeted: “The Mail service in Ireland is second to none!”
And Collette McAllister turns out to be a long-time acquaintance of the singer.
She posted: “I used to play trad music with the same Feargal and did Irish dancing and many a youth disco in that same parochial hall.
“Doesn't take our posties long to realise who ye mean lol, the new way to send your letters (sic).”
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