Rathfriland Post has seen better days, closed in 1968 only the entrance shaft remains, the farmer has removed every other above ground feature. An interesting note to this post is that it was the most expensive one built in Northern Ireland due to the amount of stone that had to be removed from the site, it cost £1,900 in 1959.

The shaft is flooded with the worst smelling blackest oily water that I have ever seen, the farmer informed me that the post was always damp, even when in use, he says the last time the water was low enough to climb down the ladder was in the late 80's during a drought.