In July 2015, a national postal code system called Eircode was introduced. All residential and corporate addresses are given a unique new eircode. Residential addresses include every address where post is delivered. Eircode is given to every house on the street, every apartment in the block of apartments, every unit in a double unit, and every house in a rural town. Numbered parking lots, each parking lot was assigned an eircode. Eircode does not belong to the caravan, but it does belong to the bay in which it is staying. If the caravan or camper leaves the bay in the bay, the bay holds the eircode. If there is an office at the stop to receive email, the office address will be given an eircode.
What is Eircode?
Eircode is a unique 7-digit code consisting of letters and numbers. Each eircode consists of a 3-digit routing key to identify the area and a 4-digit unique identifier for each address.
For Example A65F4E2.
The routing key consists of the first three letters of the eircode. The first letter is always the letter followed by a two-digit number (except D6W). These letters are not associated with the name of the county or city, except for the Dublin zip code.
Dublin’s existing zip code has been converted to a routing key format such as D03, D12, D22. You can share the same routing key across multiple cities and townlands.
The unique identifier consists of a group of four characters that follows the routing key. Each unique identifier is unique and unique to your home or facility.
They are not in order. This is so that you don’t have to create a new building between two existing buildings or break the code sequence to change all the eircode in the area.
How can I find my Eircode?
You can find or check an Eircode using the Eircode Finder.
The information shown on the Eircode Finder is based on information received from An Post GeoDirectory. As An Post update their information and it is passed to Eircode, any changes will be reflected on the Eircode Finder.
Each quarter, Eircode will receive an update with any new properties. At this time any new address will be assigned an Eircode and an Eircode letter will be sent to the occupier of that address. It is likely that if your address is not listed on the current Eircode Finder that it will be in one of the future versions of the Eircode Finder.
Eircode cannot change the postal address information available on the Eircode Finder unless instructed to do so by An Post GeoDirectory. If your address in the Eircode Finder is incorrect, it is recommended that you carry on using the address you normally use and simply add the Eircode.
How to use Eircode?
Eircode should be placed at the end of your regular address, just below the county. When writing to Irish people from abroad, you need to display the eircode between the county and country details. The use of eircode is not mandatory. However, your organization may require Eircode, especially those that deliver goods and services to your address. Give the eircode only to the person or company you want to share your address with. Personal data There is no personal data in the Eircode database or Eircode Finder. This includes the trade name, but it can be the name of an individual, especially if it is a small business or a single trader.
How to find details in Eircode?
For Example : Eircode = A65 F4E2
Routing Key: A65
The first part (a Routing Key) consists of three characters and defines a principal post town span of delivery.
Unique Identifier: F4E2
The second part (a Unique Identifier) is unique to an address and distinguishes one address from another.