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EastEnders made an absolute hames of this letter addressed to Ireland

It’s not making it out of London.

paytheirway2 Source: BBC

WITH THE INTRODUCTION of its Irish spin-off Redwater, EastEnders has been dabbling in Ireland a lot recently – with our hipster priests and traditional memorial BBQs on the beach.

On Friday night’s episode back in Albert Square, the character of Jack Branning picked up a letter from his kids addressed to little Matthew who had moved away to Ireland.

They chose a fictional address in Galway for Matthew’s location

matthew Source: BBC

But when a closeup shot came on screen, people noticed that it was a London postcode at the bottom

matthew2 Source: BBC

It reads:

Matthew, New Cottage, Westnina Way, Galway, Ireland, SE7 9HA

Well, well, well.

They didn’t factor in that people really know their sh*t when it comes to postcodes

greenwich Source: @/NovemberRayne05

And Irish people *really* know their stuff when it comes to EirCodes

And sure enough, the SE7 postcode directs you to the Charlton area of London

paytheirway3 Source: Google

Poor Matthew in Galway isn’t going to be seeing that letter any time soon.

Tip to the props department: just write “IRELAND” at the bottom of all letters coming here, and An Post will do the rest.

Be grand.

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