Ballingrane Post Office circa 1953-1992

Located on the main Askeaton to Rathkeale road before the railway crossing. All of Cappagh was served by Ballingrane post office.. The following information is given for Ballingrane post office in 1866

Ballingrane post office is in the parish of Nantenan

Population of Nantenan      1,039

Population of Cappagh       233

In the late 1950’s we have to realise that generally people did not have their own landlines.  Jim Culloty remembers a telegram coming from Rathkeale for Joe Carroll, Loughane to come to the post office to ring the hospital for news of his mother’s failing health. It seems incomprehensible in this era of mobile phones.

Ballingrane postal stamp