The future of Borris post office will be discussed at a specially convened public meeting later.
Cllr Willie Quinn said he’s been inundated with calls from locals who are worried about losing the vital service.
It’s hoped that a new owner will come forward this week or the post office will close at the end of next month.
The Town Hall will host a gathering from 8pm this evening to discuss the issue and Cllr Quinn’s been telling KCLR News; “If there’s no agreement found at the meeting as regards someone else taking over, which we have myself and Cllr Kinsella have tried all the business in the town, but we’re hoping one guy might still be interested but if we don’t get an agreement it’ll close on the 26th of May”.
He adds it’ll have a devastating effect on the area, saying; “A major loss, oh God massive, especially with the Bank of Ireland gone like, it’s massive because people can in there and they can lodge money into their bank account or they can withdraw money, up to1,350 per day, so it’ll be a major loss to the town, the whole south Carlow area because there’s no post office in St Mullins either”.
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