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Stamp Issues

A chronological list of special and commemorative stamp issues covering a range of subjects from history and sport to arts, science, nature and more.


Royal Sites of Ireland
On April 20, An Post issued a stamp to recognise Ireland’s Royal Past.

On March 16, An Post issued a stamp to mark the release of Emoji.

St. Patrick's Day 2017
On the 23 February 2017, An Post issued a stamp to mark the biggest annual holiday and celebration in Ireland.

WB Yeats and the Noh Tradition
On February 9, An Post issued a stamp to mark a celebration of Yeats' artistic adventure.

Love and Marriage 2017
On February 2, 2017 An Post issued a stamp to mark the theme of Love and Marriage.

Ninth Definitive Series — 'A History of Ireland in 100 Objects, a selection'
On the 12th January 2017, An Post issued the Ninth Definitive Series, A History of Ireland in 100 Objects, a selection.

Christmas 2016
On the 3rd of November, An Post issued three stamp designs to commemorate Christmas 2016.

Irish Lighthouses/ Commissioners of Irish Lights
On the 6th of October An Post issued a stamp to commemorate The Commissioners of Irish Lights.

Cycling in Ireland
On the 15th of September An Post issued a stamp to mark a hugely popular pastime in Ireland, Cycling.

Irish Shop Fronts
On the 18th of August An Post issued a stamp to mark an essential piece of Irish architectural history, Irish Shop Fronts.

Wild Atlantic Way
On the 28th of July An Post commemorates the longest defined coastal touring route in the world, the Wild Atlantic Way.

Centenary of the Battle of the Somme
On the 23rd of June An Post commemorates the Centenary of The Battle of the Somme which took place near the Somme River in France.

Europa: Think Green
On the 12th May, An Post issued Europa – Think Green.  Every year, European Post Offices (PostEurop) selects a common theme to celebrate and then each country issues stamps on this topic: One is a national stamp and the other a Europe-wide design chosen in a competition amongst members.

Bicentenary of the birth of Charles Gavan Duffy
On the 7th April 2016, An Post issued a stamp to honour the anniversary of the birth of a great patriot.

On the 10th March 2016, An Post issued four stamps to celebrate four uniquely Irish dog breeds: An Irish Wolfhound, an Irish Red Setter, a Sheepdog and a Kerry Blue.

1916-2016 Eighth Definitive Series
On the 21st January 2016, An Post issued the Eighth Definitive Stamps Series, 1916-2016.

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