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Eimear Breen writes:

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…

NO brown envelopes.


Irish Stamps


August 13, 1969.

Apollo 11 had just gone to the moon.

While in Derry, nationalists fought the RUC in the Battle of the Bogside.

Taoiseach Jack Lynch reads from a badly placed autocue addresses the nation on Telefís Éireann.

Positively Churchillian.