GEL Project

Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales. Dear grandparents, parents, children, Aunties, Uncles, neighbours, everyone! Our MCI Project colleague Ruthanne Baxter (Edinburgh University Museum) has developed this wonderful initiative for you. We hope you’ll find it an interesting resource to help stay connected both during the pandemic and afterwards. It’s a really great, simple, fun, community project that everyone can enjoy being part of.

You may have found that sending the free postcards issued by An Post during Covid-19, for sending handwritten messages to your loved ones, has really whetted your appetite for writing? 

Remember all you need to participate in the Gel Project letter Writing initiative is a pen, paper, envelope, stamp and the wish to send a message to someone. Get writing! Get posting!

We’re definitely going to be taking part.Won’t you? Postcards/ paper, envelopes, and stamps at the ready…

If you feel like sharing your correspondence, we’d love to hear all about it!

So what do you have to do? Have a read all about it below! (Click on the image for pages 1-7)

https://www.anpost.com/Media-Centre/News/Send-Love-to-someone-special-with-free-An-Post-Pos

You might find these links interesting; the History of An Post

https://www.anpost.com/About/History-Heritage/History

https://www.theirishstory.com/2017/12/16/book-review-the-post-office-in-ireland-an-illustrated-history/