A postcard sent from almost 4,000 miles away in Missouri addressed to “Albert, Carndonagh, Ireland” reached its intended recipient this week.
The postcard was sent by public representatives in St. Louis, Missouri in the USA.
Carndonagh is a sister city of St. Charles, which is a 30 minute drive away from St. Louis.
Remarkably, despite the lack of details on the postcard, the An Post postman or woman in Carndonagh, knew who it was intended for. Carndonagh has a population of approximately 2,000 people.
Albert Doherty is a Sinn Fein councillor in Donegal County Council and is a former principal of St. Patrick’s National School in Carndonagh. Albert was also chairman of Carndonagh FC for many years.
This is not the first time a letter with vague address details has reached its intended recipient in Inishowen.
In July, a letter addressed to “Your man Henderson, that boy with the glasses who is doing a PhD up here at Queen’s in Belfast. Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland,” successfully reached its intended recipient - student Barry Henderson.
A friend of Barry’s sent the letter in an attempt to demonstrate how small Buncrana is. Buncrana has a population of approximately 7,000 people.