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Ireland Postal Services 2009 Issue
Designed by Steve Simpson

400th Anniversary of Kilkenny City Status

To celebrate the 400th Anniversary of Kilkenny City. The Ireland Postal Service will issue one new stamp with a postage value of 55 cents named "400th Anniversary of Kilkenny City Status " on the 16th of June 2009. The stamp features an illustration of Kilkenny Castle, as viewed from the quays, with St. John's Bridge in the foreground. The first day cover shown below features a view of the Town Hall on High Street in Kilkenny. Records of the area dates back to the time of the Osraige or deer people whose successive Kings ruled over the area from about 500 to the late 1100s. Today Kilkenny is the smallest city in Ireland with about nine thousands people living within the city.

"400th Anniversary of Kilkenny City Status" can be purchased as a single, Sheetlet of 12 or FDC. The size of each stamp is 44.45mm x 27.94mm with a perforation of 13.75 using the 2cm reference. It will be printed by Irish Security Stamp Printing Ltd. using the Lithography printing process. A quantity of 294,000 will be printed.

400th Anniversary of Kilkenny City Status FDC

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