Address Lookup API / Eircode

Eircode - address validation for the Republic of Ireland

Ireland's postal code system enables people and businesses to find every address in the country using an Eircode.

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Eircode makes every Irish address unique

Before the launch of Eircode in July 2015, over 35% of addresses in Ireland shared their address with at least one other property. This made it difficult for those delivering goods and services to accurately identify the location of an address.

Eircode was designed specifically to overcome this problem. Unlike other countries where postcodes define a cluster or group of addresses, a unique Eircode is assigned to each residential and business address.

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Eircode makes every Irish address unique

My house is hard to find without an Eircode

From survey of 200 online shoppers in the Republic of Ireland, Allies Computing, 2017

The structure of an Eircode

An Eircode is a 7-character alpha-numeric code made up of two parts:

A65 F4E2
AddressBase Core provides accurate locations for every address in the form of grid references and ETRS89 coordinates

Eircode for every business

How the Eircode dataset can help your organisation:

  • Fast and accurate address capture
    Address lookup using Eircode helps customers fill in their address on your website or app
  • Route optimisation
    Eircodes are unique to each address making it easier than ever to find delivery and pickup points
  • Data management
    Your organisation can validate, clean up and de-duplicate your customer database using Eircode
  • Risk assessment and fraud detection
    Use Eircode to help you validate addresses and build up a better picture of your customers and locations
  • Customer service
    Provide better and faster customer services and marketing campaigns based on a customer's location
  • Service planning
    Improve public and private sector planning using the address and coordinates provided by Eircode
Fast and accurate address capture with Eircode through the Postcoder Address Lookup APIRoute optimisation with Eircode through the Postcoder Address Lookup APIData management with Eircode through the Postcoder Address Lookup APIRisk assessment and fraud detection with Eircode through the Postcoder Address Lookup APIProvide better and faster customer services with Eircode through the Postcoder Address Lookup APIImprove public and private sector planning using the address and coordinates provided by Eircode through the Postcoder Address Lookup API

Use Postcoder for Eircode lookups with our simple and secure API

Postcoder is hosted on a leading cloud platform in the UK and Ireland, and is supported by our friendly team of addressing specialists.

  • Secure HTTPS connection
  • GDPR compliant data processing
  • 99.99% API uptime
  • 350ms real-world response time
  • Free technical support and licensing guidance
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Alternatively, download the complete Eircode dataset from Allies Computing.

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