The stamp, designed by 2b:creative, features a statue of Our Lady that stands in the Oratory of the Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin. Bishop Martin, who is Roman Catholic Primate of All Ireland purchased the statue in 2015, when he led a pilgrimage from Armagh and Belfast to Fatima in preparation for the centenary of the apparitions.
The International stamp (€1.35), along with a specially designed First day Cover envelope, is available from main post offices, from the stamp counters at Dublin’s GPO or online at The First Day Cover includes a quote from the sixth and final apparition at Fatima.
A famous revolutionary of Irish descent and the artwork by an Irish artist that became one of the world’s great iconic images, all come together in a stamp which has just been issued by An Post.
Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, the quintessential left-wing revolutionary was killed in South America in 1967. An Post has chosen the 50th anniversary of his death to issue the stamp featuring the famous image of ‘Che’ by Dublin artist Jim Fitzpatrick.
The stamp (€1), designed by Red&Grey, is based on Jim Fitzpatrick’s artwork, which appears on t shirts, posters, badges and clothing worldwide and is now rated among the world’s top 10 most iconic images.
Northumberland Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 just now.
(Thanks Oisín Kane)
I’m making contact from the An Post Communications Department about the ‘One Job’ post by Chompsky at 12:26pm today.
Rather than being an error, as per the ‘One Job’ caption, a member of the public has peeled away the vinyl advertisement and replaced it, upside down, on the An Post meter box. This has been pointed out in one of the comments below the post by an observant/sensible reader of broadsheet.ie
Meter boxes are An Post property for the collection of Meter Post (from businesses) in that area. So, we consider this activity at best a nuisance and at worst, vandalism, as it’s a cost to our business – in putting it to rights again – which it will be, by tomorrow morning.
While we appreciate knowing about this, we’d rather not give oxygen to, or encourage the defacing of our post and meter boxes….
A new stamp issued by An Post today marks the centenary of the birth of Jack Lynch sporting hero, lawyer, political party leader and two term Taoiseach.
John “Jack” Lynch was born on 15 August, 1917. A Cork based barrister and politician, he served two terms as Taoiseach of Ireland, from 1966 to 1973 and from 1977 to 1979. Lynch first came to prominence locally as an exceptional sportsman, winning a very impressive 10 senior county championship hurling medals.
This commemorative stamp (€1) was designed by Vermillion Design and is available, with a very collectable First Day Cover, and both are available at main post offices, at the stamp counters at Dublin’s GPO or online at link below…
Clockwise from top left: Heuston Station, Dublin, designed by English architect Sancton Wood in 1846; Clarke Station, Dundalk, opened in 1849 and designed by William Hamilton ; Bagenalstown Station in Carlow, also designed by Sancton Wood, and Kent Station in Cork, originally known as Glanmire Road Station, opened in 1893.
Arriving at your Post office today.
Four of Ireland’s leading railway stations stamped forever.
Eimear Breen writes:
Silent servants of the travelling public, backdrop to the lives of travellers and commuters, Ireland’s railway stations are celebrated today with the issue by An Post of a new four stamp series.
Ireland’s main stations were renamed in 1966 in honour of the 16 executed leaders of the 1916 rising.
The stamps are designed by Dublin firm WorkGroup and showcase the stunning work of multi-award winning photographer Janice O’Connell of f22 Photography. They are available from main post offices, at Dublin’s GPO and online at link below.
The ‘Father of the Irish Tricolour’, revolutionary and soldier, Thomas Francis Meagher is celebrated in a new stamp released by An Post today.
In 1848, Meagher brought the flag which was later to become the flag of the Irish Republic, from Paris to his home city of Waterford….
Designed by Dublin design studio WorkGroup, the stamp is based on a portrait of Meagher, by Charles, the stamp and a very collectable First Day Cover (FDC) are available from main post offices, at the stamp counters at Dublin’s GPO or online (at link below)
The new €1 postal rate will leave Ireland with the 4th highest national postal rate in Europe. Denmark, with the highest rate, offer a second class option for about €1, which is not offered by An Post…