I Choo-Choo-Choose You


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.

Irish Stamps (An Post)

6 thoughts on “I Choo-Choo-Choose You

  1. Owen

    Nice looking stamps. Not sure how much they are going to boost the failing Post Office. An Post needs to start thinking more innovative. They should consider attaching coffee shops to post offices, with free wifi. Sell books, and bring in a swap shops etc. There is a circular economic / hipster opportunity in An Post, but they need to invest. Bring it back to the community!

    But like I said. Nice looking stamps.

    1. Harry Molloy

      re-ignite the lost art of letter writing perhaps?

      a postage stamp is about the best value you can get anywhere in the world considering what happens after you stick one to a letter, I would love to see the postal service in more comfort than it is

  2. Gringo

    This is all fur coat and no knickers.Look around any train station and you will only see derelict buildings, rusted metal and weeds.

  3. Jesus Wept

    Janice’s work is very functional.’Stunning’ is not how I would describe it.Maybe not even how the photographer would describe her work. ‘Steady’ seems more appropriate.

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