Bard Of The Blackbird


Feargal Purcell writes:

An Post, has issued a stamp commemorating the centenary of the death of soldier, poet Francis Ledwidge, often referred to as ‘The Poet of the Blackbird’.

Designed by Detail, a Dublin design firm, the stamp features a portrait of the Irish poet and incorporates a photograph of a blackbird by nature photographer Lewis Bates.

The stamp (€1) along with a special First Day Cover (FDC) is available at leading post offices, the stamp counters at Dublin’s GPO or may be viewed and purchased online (at link below)

Irish Stamps

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6 thoughts on “Bard Of The Blackbird

  1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    Unusual looking cove.
    I just read the poem: never even heard of it, to my embarrassment.
    I love coming across (UNNNNNNGH) stuff like this.

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    Nice. He was a very humble yet talented fellow. Visited his grave at Boezinge, Belgium and it’s nicely done: plaque and tricolour. That war took our best.

  3. Eamonn Clancy

    Always wondered how many young German lads he killed as a British soldier. Don’t suppose he wrote any poems on that topic?

  4. Mé Féin

    At least he found for a good cause: the British defending the rights of small nations to their freedom. They did a great job, let me tell you. They always stood up for us when we fought for our …
    Oh wait, never mind.

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