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IRISH EIRCODE - Improve the accuracy of your deliveries within the Republic of Ireland


Improve the accuracy of your deliveries within the Republic of Ireland


With more than 35% of properties in Ireland sharing address details1, getting deliveries of your goods and services to your Irish customers is a unique challenge.

Eircode, Ireland’s official postcode system, was introduced in 2015 to overcome this problem. Now, every commercial and residential property address also has a unique Eircode assigned to it; having access to this data means you can identify any Irish address quickly and accurately.

An Eircode lookup can be achieved by adding Hopewiser’s Eircode dataset as part of our address lookup and address validation solutions. You’ll then be able to:

  • Validate addresses and Eircodes at point of entry
  • Append Eircodes to your existing address records

Our user-friendly solutions work with both partial and poorly formatted addresses and are available online via an Address Lookup account, integrated, standalone software or via a bureau service. We can also provide bespoke systems tailored to your specific requirements and CRM integrations.

1Eircodes are on the way to all addresses in Ireland





Improved logistics and distribution planning

An Eircode will accurately identify delivery and pick-up points, this is particularly useful for the 35% of addresses in Ireland without a name or number.

Greater revenue with quicker and easier online shopping

87% of shoppers will abandon a cart if a checkout process is too complicated. Validating at the point of entry will reduce keystrokes leading to an enhanced user experience.


Cost savings with optimum postal discounts

Accurate Irish address validation will significantly reduce failed deliveries and optimise your postal discounts.

Enhanced customer services based on a customer’s location

Providing better and faster customer services based on a customer’s location making them more efficient.

Faster and more accurate capture of address information

With a standardised format and verified addresses, you can make sure your data is clean from the beginning.

Unrivalled technical support for rapid and secure installation

Our UK based support team are available to you. They can guide through the installation process and assist with any additional data or information you may require throughout your relationship with us.


Eircode offers two data products for purchase;

  • Eircode Address File (ECAF) is the base reference data containing all 2.2 million address points with their Eircode and Postal Address.
  • Eircode Address Database (ECAD) contains additional data for each address, such as alias address information, geo-coordinates and other data including but not limited to boundary data and building information. The purchase of the ECAF is a prerequisite for purchase of the ECAD.
  • To discuss which is right for you CONTACT US.

An Eircode is a seven character alpha-numeric code made up of two parts.

A65 F4EZ

  • The first part (a Routing Key) consists of three characters and defines a principal post town span of delivery.
  • The second part (a Unique Identifier) is unique to an address and distinguishes one address from another.

Generally all postal addresses that currently receive mail ​have been assigned an Eircode. For example:-

Residential addresses: each house on a street, each flat in an apartment block, each house in a rural townland, both units in a duplex unit.

Business addresses: office building, factory or warehouse, shop, hotel, bar or any business premises, health centre, hospital or any public building, each unit in a shopping centre, each unit in a business park or industrial estate.

The ECAF and ECAD do not contain the names of private individuals, personal or personalised data.


Hopewiser is an approved Eircode Provider.   Hopewiser’s addressing software provides the ultimate in address look up functionality, data cleansing and CRM integrations.

As specialists in the field, all our software is written in-house and is reliable, robust and scalable. Our customers regularly praise our support team for lightning speed service and problem solving capabilities.

You can download the software, buy your clicks and be up and running in minutes, or you may want to tailor a solution to specific business requirements. We can help you every step of the way with personal service or a plug and go solution.


The following datasets are a selection of what is also available. Please CONTACT US for the full list.


International datasets for many countries, including Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, USA, Australia and New Zealand.

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey

Ordnance Survey data available including AddressBase Premium.



Access to 1.8 million UK postcodes and 30 million residential and business addresses including Not Yet Built and Multiple Residence.


Office of National Statistics (ONS)

National Statistics Postcode Directory (NSPD) dataset with extra data such as Grid References.

Companies House

Company information from Companies House, including registered office address, filing history, accounts and annual return.