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 also look at your advised transit times and expected delivery dates as some routes can be different to each other. 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. 

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 – 19th December 
  • UK Economy –  16th December

  • Europe Economy – 13th December
  • Europe Express – 16th December

  • Worldwide Economy – 9th December
  • Worldwide Express – 14th December

IPS Economy & Express Services

  • UK Express – 19th December 
  • UK Economy –  16th December

DPD Services

  • DPD 48 – 19th December

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


Below we have outlined our office opening hours during the festive period and we have also covered when most collections and deliveries will occur during the dates mentioned in December.