SÉ WALL POST BOX – I CANNOT REMEMBER SEEING AN SÉ WALL BOX BEFORE
Following Irish independence in 1922, existing British pillar boxes were retained, and when the Irish Free State left the Commonwealth following the declaration of the Republic of Ireland in 1949 existing pillar and wall boxes were then painted green.
Many of these are extant around the country, retaining the monogram of the monarch who reigned at the time of the box’s installation.
The Department of Posts and Telegraphs continued installing similar pillar boxes and wall boxes, but with the initials SÉ (for Saorstát Éireann), a harp or the P & T logo, instead of a monarch’s monogram. Since 1984 An Post, the current Irish postal administration, use the An Post logo to adorn their posting boxes.