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Ireland Issued Stamps on Bloom Festival

An Post has issued two new colourful stamps to celebrate the upcoming Bloom festival, set to take place in Dublin’s Phoenix Park for five days from May 29th – June 2nd. The two 60c stamps were designed Dublin-based Atelier David … Continue reading

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A Stamp of Approval for New Irish Faces

By Breda Heffernan The faces of the new Irish are featured on a collection of stamps issued by An Post to celebrate Ireland\’s integrated society. The cover stars (above, clockwise from top left) include Garda Dongdong Zheng, originally from China and now … Continue reading

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An Post Issued Stamps on 150 Years of Dublin Fire Brigade

An Post has  released four  stamps celebrating the 150th anniversary of Dublin Fire Brigade.The stamps were formally unveiled at the GPO by Dublin chief fire officer, Stephen Brady and a number of his colleagues.The four 55c stamps by Zinc Design … Continue reading

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An Post Released Stamps on Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race will soon be coming to Galway and to mark the occasion An Post has  launched a nautically themed two-stamp set.Designed by Steve Simpson, the set is based on paintings by Vincent Killowry. The gruelling Volvo Ocean race … Continue reading

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Ireland Issued Stamps on Dracula

An Post has issued a set of 2  two blood-curdling stamps to commemorate the centenary of the death of \’Dracula\’ writer Bram Stoker.Created by illustrator David Rooney, the two 55c designs feature \’dripping blood\’ typography.One stamp is a head-and-shoulders portrayal … Continue reading

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Christmas Stamps 2011:Ireland

The stamp, which appears in the Christmas stamp booklet, depicts Mary travelling on a donkey and holding the baby Jesus, while Joseph walks alongside as they make their way into Egypt.The design of this stamp is based on a painting … Continue reading

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Ireland Issued Stamp on Birth Centenary of Brian O’ Nolan

 An Post issued a stamp  on 6th Oct 2011 to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Brian O’Nolan, also known as Flann O’Brien and Myles na gCopaleen, one of the great Irish humorous and satirical writers of the 20th century.The … Continue reading

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Former Death-row Prisoners Unveil New Amnesty Stamp

Former Irish and American death-row prisoners unveiled new An Post stamps in Dublin in 29th June to mark the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International.“Amnesty International started with a very simple idea, writing letters in support of prisoners of conscience and … Continue reading

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Ireland:Stamp on The Year of Craft

An Post issued five stamps to celebrate Year of Craft 2011on 12th May. Crafts have been essential for many decades in developing Ireland’s creative and economic growth. The Year of Craft will focus domestic and international attention on Ireland’s craft … Continue reading

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Ireland :Stamp on Boxing

An Post issued a stamp to commemorate the founding of the Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) on 14th April 2011. The new stamp features a striking action shot of boxers David Joyce of St Michael\’s Boxing Club, Athy (in blue) … Continue reading

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