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Gold statement Dublin post box painted gold in honour of Kellie Harrington's Olympic success

"An Post has gone for Gold in honour of Olympic Gold medal winner Kellie Harrington and her home community at Portland Row, Dublin 1."

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The post box outside Summerhill Post Office. Photo: An Post.

The post box outside Summerhill Post Office. Photo: An Post.

The post box outside Summerhill Post Office. Photo: An Post.

An Post have sprayed a post box gold just minutes from Kellie Harrington's family home in honour of her Olympic triumph.

The post box is located outside Summerhill Post Office in Dublin 1, near the Harrington family home in Portland Row and has been sprayed gold in her honour.

A message of congratulations has also been added to the box.

“Congratulations Kellie. Send celebration. Send triumph. Send love,” the message reads.

A spokesperson for An Post confirmed that the local post box has “gone gold for Kellie."

“An Post has gone for Gold in honour of Olympic Gold medal winner Kellie Harrington and her home community at Portland Row, Dublin 1.

“The post box, just a short distance from the family home of Ireland’s boxing heroine, and outside the local Summerhill post office, has been transformed from Green into Gold in tribute. Bringing a little bit of Tokyo Gold to Dublin’s currently most famous streets."

Another An Post representative told sundayworld.com: "We turned the post boxes at Skibbereen post offices gold for our Gold Medal winning rowers and the local community in Skib. Delighted to do the same for Kellie and the community around Portland Row at the local post office in Summerhill.

"What better way to pay tribute to our great gold medal winners than by transforming our iconic green post box in this way?

"It’s a small gesture from us for someone who managed to lift the country and makes us all feel a bit golden along the way.”

An Post’s official Twitter account shared a picture of the box, commenting, “Extending the celebrations from Portland Row to our Summerhill postbox. Sending love to Kellie in Tokyo.”

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This follows on from a Skibbereen post box also going gold last week in honour of Olympic champion rowers Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy.

An Post shared an image of the boxes turned gold on Market Street in the East Cork town with the statement: “Ready to go in Skibbereen for the homecoming."

The side of the postboxes was emblazoned with the message: “Congratulations Paul and Fintan."

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