Getting an Eircode

Eircode, Ireland’s postcode system, launched in July 2015. You do not need to apply for an Eircode - Eircodes have been assigned to existing postal addresses.

Find an Eircode using the Eircode Finder

You can use the Eircode Finder to either enter an address to find an Eircode or enter an Eircode to find the full address.

The Eircode Finder can be used on a computer, tablet or smartphone. The Eircode Finder will also be able to identify the address on a map, aiding the user with directions if needed.

This tool is available to the general public free of charge, limited to a maximum of 15 searches per day.

Find an Eircode


Eircodes for new addresses

If you cannot find the Eircode for your address on the Eircode Finder, this may be because it is a new address. Eircode are notified on a quarterly basis of any new postal addresses which require an Eircode. Each of these addresses will then be assigned an Eircode and a letter containing the Eircode for that address will be sent to the occupant of the property.

When you receive the letter containing the Eircode, be sure to keep it in a handy place and refer to it when you need to.

The next quarterly update will be displayed on our systems in mid-February 2022.

If your property has been in existence for many years and you cannot find it on the Eircode Finder, please get in touch with our contact centre and they will be happy to help you. You can contact Eircode either by submitting a query or contact us on 0818 300 005.

Read more about Using an Eircode.

Audio files

To find out how to get an Eircode, you can download the audio file or the large print text document:

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