Irish Parcels offers a convenient and affordable parcel delivery service across Ireland, to Northern Ireland, mainland UK and to over 200 countries worldwide.

In this post, we will cover everything you need to know about sending a package with Irish Parcels this holiday season, including our recommended send by dates and office Christmas closure dates.

Due to Covid, this Christmas period is set to be the busiest for all couriers around the world, we recommend booking and sending as early as possible.

Irish Parcels Christmas Send By Dates

If you want your parcel to arrive in time for the festive season, take a look below at our recommended send by dates. Please be aware that these are the latest dates we recommend, however, we cannot guarantee your item will arrive in time for Christmas. Please note that all Irish Parcels services are estimated and can be subject to delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

Please be aware that due to the high volumes of shipment during the festive period, please allow 1 to 2 extra days than normal for delivery and also consider unexpected weather conditions. Deliveries will be available until 24th December.

Please be aware there are now customs checks in place on parcels going to the UK, this can lead to additional checks and delays. Please send as early as possible taking any customs checks into account where they may apply.

TNT & FxExpress Services

  • UK Express – 16th December 
  • UK Economy –  15th December
  • Europe Economy – 14th December
  • Europe Express – 17th December
  • Worldwide Economy – 10th December
  • Worldwide Express – 16th December

IPS Economy & Express Services

  • UK Express – 17th December 
  • UK Economy –  16th December

DPD Services

  • DPD Next Day – 17th December
  • DPD 48 – 16th December

Find out more from the courier’s website: TNTDPD.

Irish Parcels Christmas 2021 / 2022 Closure Dates

We’ve outlined our Christmas closure dates below, you can also see which days during the festive period that collections and deliveries are available.

Date Open/Closed? Collection/Delivery?
23/12/2021 Open    Collections and deliveries
24/12/2021     Open Deliveries Only
25/12/2021  Closed No collections or deliveries
26/12/2021 Closed No collections or deliveries
27/12/2021 Open No collections or deliveries
28/12/2021 Open 

No collections or deliveries

29/12/2021 Open Collections and deliveries
30/12/2021 Open Collections and deliveries 
31/12/2021 Closed Deliveries Only
01/01/2022 Closed No collections or deliveries
02/01/2022 Closed      No collections or deliveries
03/01/2022 Open   No collections or deliveries
04/01/2022 Open      Normal Service Resumes (No services in Scotland)**


IMPORTANT NOTE: Our online booking system is available 24/7  so you are able to place a booking on our website on ANY of the dates listed above.

**4th January is a holiday for Scotland only, if you are sending to Scotland, there will be no deliveries or collections on this date

Irish Parcels Contact Information

If you need to contact us during the dates mentioned above when our office is open we are available from 9 am – 6 pm and you can contact us directly here. However, if you need to get in touch with us regarding your shipment and our offices are closed you can contact the couriers directly. Find out their contact information below:

TNT: Please call 0818 400 600 and have your tracking number to hand. This can be found by logging into ‘My Orders’ in your Irish Parcels account.

DPD: Click here to find the number for your local depot. Have your “CR101” reference number ready. This can be found by logging into ‘My Orders’ on your Irish Parcels account and clicking ‘Track’.

IPS and FxExpress Services: Call us on 0196 97886 during our opening hours and have your order number ready. Our team can help with your order as much as possible and, if needed, put you in touch with the courier.

How To Book With Irish Parcels This Christmas

Whether you need effective shipping for your business or want to send a Christmas present to a loved one down under – anyone can send a package this Christmas with NI Parcels.

Booking is quick and easy, all you need to do is start off by getting a quick quote from our website. We compare quotes from a variety of leading courier companies to ensure you get the fastest delivery with the lowest price for your parcel. All you have to do is select the shipping option that best suits you.

We offer a convenient door to door shipping service, meaning we’ll collect your parcel from the address given and ship it directly to the forwarding address. We also provide you with an online parcel tracking tool so you can monitor your shipment every step of the way. If you happen to have any questions or concerns along the way our customer support team will be more than happy to help. Don’t hesitate to contact us via phone, email or live chat if you need to.

Did you know that booking with Irish Parcels is up to 80% cheaper than booking with a courier directly? Get a quick quote now and see how much we can save you!