Irish Post issued two new Greetings 2013 stamps, specially designed for use on greeting cards. This year’s stamps were designed by Steve Simpson and feature illustrations by renowned illustrator, Cathy Dineen. The stamps show the delight shown by a boy and girl on receiving a greeting card in the post.
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An Post issued a stamp for The Gathering Ireland 2013. The Gathering is a tourism-led initiative that seeks to harness and strengthen the connections between Ireland and its global diaspora. Billed as a spectacular, year-long celebration of all things Irish, The Gathering is an open invitation from the Irish people, to the 70 million people [...]
An Irish Post issued two stamps to celebrate the Olympic Games LONDON 2012. The 55c stamp shows a graphic interpretation of the ceremonial aspect of the Olympic Games. The 82c stamp uses five verticals, combined with contemporary typography, to represent our close proximity to London and Team Ireland’s short journey across the Irish Sea.
Dublin Dance Festival 2012 Programme announced four new Irish postage stamps celebrating Irish Contemporary Dance. Dancers from the four featured Irish contemporary dance companies – Dance Theatre of Ireland; Coiscéim Dance Theatre, Fabulous Beast and Irish Modern Dance Theatre unveiled the diamond-shaped 55c stamps by top Irish designer, Ms Ger Garland.
An Post issued three stamps commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the first Irish television broadcasts. The stamps feature TVs and a hand-held device, which evoke a sense of the Past, Present & Future. On the screens are iconic images of The Late Late Show host Gay Byrne, children’s TV presenter, Emma O’Driscoll, on the set [...]
Christmas Day is an annual holiday generally celebrated on December 25 by billions of people around the world. It is a Christian feast that commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ, liturgically closing the Advent season and initiating the season of Christmastide, which lasts twelve days. In much of the world’s nations Christmas is a civil [...]
An Post issued a series of four stamps to honour the Irish horse. Peter Curling, Ireland’s leading equestrian artist, painted the images on which the stamps were based. They show four common horses in Ireland; the thoroughbred horse, the Connemara pony, the coloured horse and the Irish draught horse.
An Post issued eight stamps for its Irish Animals and Marine Life definitive series, illustrating Ireland’s biodiversity from the seabed to the mountain top. Biodiversity is an all-encompassing term used to describe the variety of all life and natural processes on Earth. The species featured on these stamps are; the Beadlet Anemone, the Squat Lobster, [...]
An Post issued a stamp to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Amnesty International. Amnesty International is a worldwide movement that campaigns for internationally recognised human rights for all, regardless of political or religious affiliations. It was founded on 28 May, 1961, after a British lawyer, Peter Beneson was reading an article in [...]
Irish Post issued a set of six stamps commemorating Ireland’s national parks. These are Glenveagh National Park in Co Donegal; Ballycroy National Park in Co Mayo; Connemara National Park in Co Galway; the Burren National Park in Co Clare; Wicklow Mountains National Park in Co Wicklow and Killarney National Park in Co Kerry. Ireland’s exceptional [...]