Saturday, February 23, 2013

Ireland Issues St. Patrick's Day Postage Stamp

First Day of Issue: February 7, 2013 - Ireland

Ireland has issued a new postage stamp to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland. He was born around 390AD in Wales, and died at Saul, Downpatrick, Co. Down, in 460AD. St Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland, which at that time was a pagan country.

Designed by Steve Simpson, the stamp shows, from left, Lucia Reynolds and Kathy Hardiman, enjoying the 2012 St Patrick’s Day Parade, in Dublin.

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