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Ireland Postal Services 2006 Issue
Design by Paul Raftery

St. Patrick's Day 2006

Ireland Postal Service has issued a new stamp that has a postage value of 0.65 Cents named "St. Patrick's Day 2006" on the 16th of February 2006. The stamp is being issued to honor St. Patrick who was chosen by God to help spread the word. He was credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. It is said that St. Patrick discovered the Druids at Tara and abolished their pagan beliefs. He then converted their warrior chiefs, princes and people to Christians and baptized them along with thousands of their subjects in the "Holy Wells" that still bear his name. No one really knows what happen to St. Patrick, but it is said he either died in northern Ireland on March 17, 460 A.D. or at Glastonbury, England. The stamp depicts a beautiful painting of St. Patrick by Sean Keating named 'St. Patrick Lights the Paschal Fire at Slane'. Today, St. Patrick's Day is a national holiday in many countries and is celebrated on March 17.

"St. Patrick's Day 2006" stamp can be purchase as a single stamp, Sheet of 16, or FDC. The size of each stamp is 40.64mm x 29.8mm with a perforation size of 15 x 14. The stamps will be printed by Irish Security Stamp Printing Ltd using the Lithography Printing process.

St. Patrick's Day 2006 FDC

St. Patrick's Day 2006 FDC Stamp



To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://www.irishstamps.ie/IrishStamps/ Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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