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return to sender Sweet St Patrick's Day postcard destined for a Galway gran wings its way to Boston

Decorated with a child’s colouring and a simple message saying, ‘lots of love Billy,’ the woman whose home it arrived at has ensured it is now on its way back to Ireland.

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Paula , pictured, found the postcard inside an envelope containing a St Patrick's Day card she received from her friend. Paula has now posted the card back to Ireland to the great granny it was intended for.

Paula , pictured, found the postcard inside an envelope containing a St Patrick's Day card she received from her friend. Paula has now posted the card back to Ireland to the great granny it was intended for.

Paula , pictured, found the postcard inside an envelope containing a St Patrick's Day card she received from her friend. Paula has now posted the card back to Ireland to the great granny it was intended for.

A postcard sent from Ireland and destined for a great granny in Co Galway, arrived at the home of an Irish woman in Boston on St Patrick’s Day.

Decorated with a child’s colouring and a simple message saying, ‘lots of love Billy,’ the woman whose home it arrived at has ensured it is now on its way back to Ireland.

“Any granny loves to get something and especially from their grandchildren. I thought we need to get this on it’s way back to where it should be and especially during lockdown,” she said from her home in Needham, Boston.

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The postcard had a simple message saying, lots of love Billy

The postcard had a simple message saying, lots of love Billy

The postcard had a simple message saying, lots of love Billy

Paula, from Drogheda, Co Louth, moved to the US with her husband Michael Curry 21 years ago.

She found the postcard inside an envelope containing a St Patrick’s Day card from her friend in Drogheda and she believes that in a sorting office, somewhere in Ireland, the postcard probably slipped inside the envelope addressed to her.

She cannot decipher the handwritten name of the great granny it is addressed to, but there is a full address in Tuam, Co Galway on it.

Unfortunately there is no information to indicate where in Ireland it originated from so she cannot return it to the sender.

The front of the postcard has green edging and inside that the boy has painstakingly coloured in an orange border and written ‘Great Granny.’

Paula, who with her family had made pre-Covid plans to spend their first Christmas in 18 years in Ireland last December, has been able to track down an Eircode for the address on the postcard and she posted it to that address yesterday.

She knows that it is important to get something in the mail, especially if you are expecting it. It could be “for someone who is not seeing their family, likely because of the pandemic.”

She enclosed her own letter to the great granny in which she wrote, ‘I hope this finds you well and you are coping during this awful pandemic. The vaccines have started around the World and we will soon be on the other side of this.'

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