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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.


Honouring the Carnegie Libraries in Ireland
On August 8, we issue four stamps that honour the memory of a wonderful benefactor to Ireland, Andrew Carnegie, whose death occurred 100 years ago.

The 100th Liffey Swim
On August 1, An Post issued a stamp to commemorate the 100th annual Liffey Swim. The century-long tradition was first organised by Dublin Corporation employee, Bernard Fagan and was held on July 22, 1920.

Centenary of the birth of Iris Murdoch
On July 11, An Post issued a stamp to commemorate the centenary of the birth of Dame Iris Murdoch in Dublin on July 15, 1919.

Space Exploration
Our stamp issue on July 4 highlights the contribution of four American astronauts boasting Irish ancestry.

Centenary of the first transatlantic flight
On June 13 we commemorate a momentous event in transatlantic aviation – the first non-stop flight achieved by British airmen, Alcock and Brown.

Great Irish Songs
On May 9, we issue a set of stamps that celebrate four iconic and internationally recognised songs, performed by renowned Irish artistes.

EUROPA - National Birds
On April 11, An Post will issue two stamps celebrating our ‘National Birds’.

Irish Organ Donation
On March 21, An Post issued a stamp to highlight the importance of Organ Donation in Ireland.

Irish Coast Guard
On March 7, two stamps are released based on a painting by the late Caitríona Lucas, one of almost 1,000 Irish Coast Guard volunteers.

A Stamp for Ireland
On February 21, An Post have released a stamp which intends to represent ‘Irish identity’ to Irish people.

Ninth Definitive Series - A History of Ireland in 100 Objects Phase III
On January 31, An Post released Phase III of the Ninth Definitive Series 'A History of Ireland in 100 Objects - a selection.'

Love and Marriage 2019
On January 24, An Post issued its annual Love and Marriage stamp for the thirteenth consecutive year.

Centenary of the first public meeting of Dail Eireann
On January 17, An Post released two new stamps to mark the centenary of the first public meeting of Dáil Éireann.

Armistice Day
On November 8, 2018 An Post issued two Stamps to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day, 11th November, 1918.

Christmas 2018
On November 1, 2018 An Post issued two Christmas Stamp Booklets to commemorate Christmas 2018.

Popular Democracy
On October 18, an history making General Election that saw the electoral breakthrough for national self-determination and the rights of women is celebrated this week in a new stamp set issued by An Post.

RMS Leinster 1918
On October 10, An Post issued a stamp commemorating the sinking of the RMS Leinster in 1918.

Irish Scientific Discoveries
On September 6, An Post released four new stamps to commemorate Ireland’s significant and impressive contributions to the world of science.

On August 2, An Post released four new stamps to celebrate the Royal Dublin Society (RDS).

World Meeting of Families, Dublin 2018
On July 26, 2018 An Post released two stamps to celebrate the World Meeting of Families Congress visit to Ireland.

Fauna and Flora – Native Irish Bees
On the 12th of July, An Post issued four stamps featuring Native Irish Bees.

1400th Anniversary of the death of St. Kevin
On May 31, 2018 An Post has commissioned a stamp to commemorate the 1,400th Anniversary of the death of Saint Kevin.

Na Piobairi Uilleann
On May 24, 2018 An Post has commissioned a stamp to commemorate the body, which reversed the decline in the popularity of the Uilleann Pipes, Na Píobairí Uilleann.

EUROPA - Bridges
On the 3rd May, An Post issued the 2018 Europa stamps. Every year, European Post Offices (PostEurop) select a common theme to celebrate and then each country issues stamps on that topic which this year is Bridges.

International Statesmen
On the 5th of April, An Post issued two stamps commemorating the International Statesmen Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr.

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