Royal Posts opens in England to the general Public
Thomas Witherings (?? - 1651) appointed Postmaster of Foreign Mail
by King Charles I of England (1600 - 1649)
Permanent Post Offices open in Ireland
Ireland has 24 Post Offices
Leon Pajot (1625 est - 1668) and Louis Rouillé
creetated the Royal Freench Postal Services in Paris
a private company organising mail for
the 3rd Bourbon
King Louis XIV
(1638 - 1715).
The headquater of "La Poste"
is the Hotel de Villeroy Bourbon (VB),
9-11 rue des Déchargeurs
once the school
of young Louis XIV.
Louis Leon Pajot (1678 - 1754),
grandson of the company founders
becomes Postmaster General in Paris.
He organises horse powered mail exchange between
Dublin and Paris.
His most important mail exchange partner
is Anselm Franz, 2nd Prince of Thurn & Taxis
a private Postal entrepreneur
based in Brussels and Francfort.
Louis XV (1710 - 1774) becomes the 4th King of France.
Growing up he becomes more and more irritated
by La Poste owned by Pajot & Rouillé.
The Pajot & Rouillé family is so glamorous and so sucessful
it outshines the King.
mai 21 Louis XV withdraws the Postal License
and the VB mansion in Paris falls asleep.
Over the years the story of the company is forgotten in Paris,
but it remains in the memory of the Thurn & Taxis.
Establishment of an independant Irish Post Office
under the era of Secretary Lohn Lees.
1789 - 1806 Postmaster Charles Loftus
1807 - 1831 Postmaster Charles O'Neill
july 1 Thurn & Taxis
their privately owned Postal company,
but in contrary to Pajot & Rouillé the state of Prussia
has to make a compensation payment.
more about Irish Postal history
february 14 Alexander Bell
invents the Telephone
creation of Irish Posts and Telegraphs
headed by the
Minister for Posts and Telegraphs
Postal, Telegraph and Postal Services in Irland
Telecom companies in Ireland
more coming soon