This may come as a surprise to most readers, but the Republic of Ireland doesn’t have postcodes. Well, I think some kind of postcoding has been half-heartedly introduced in the past couple of years, but nobody uses it (maybe our Republic of Ireland AWers can tell us more about that). Often, non-metropolitan addresses leave out street names too. So I could write to Seamus O’Flaherty, The Big House, Leitrim and it would probably get to him – somehow postpersons down there don’t need normal locational stuff on envelopes. Goodness knows how they do it.
Having explained all that, are there songs involving Republic of Ireland streets without postcodes or house names without streets?
Van Morrison’s ‘Streets of Arklow’ almost qualifies, and his ‘Down by Avalon’ mantra sounds like something you’d find on an envelope to an individual in rural Ireland in place of any other geographical information.
Over to you.