An Post has released a new colourful quartet of ‘hi-tech’ stamps depicting the beauty of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.
The four stamps were designed to fully represent the 2,500km route from Malin Head, Co. Donegal to Kinsale, Co. Cork.
They can be downloaded online and, once scanned by a smart phone or tablet with the CEE App installed, give users additional information about the Way.
The set shows horse riding at Grange, Co. Sligo, fly fishing at Glenbeg Lough, Co. Cork, cycling on the Aran Islands in Co. Galway and surfing at Inch, Co. Kerry.
Produced by Red and Grey Design, they feature two domestic (72c) and two international (€1.10) stamps as well as a First Day Cover featuring the route of the trail and a beautiful prestige booklet.
The release of the stamps follows An Post’s joint effort with Fáilte Ireland in promoting the Wild Atlantic Way Passport. Here visitors to the west were provided with a recorded souvenir of their journey along some or all of the 188 discovery points dotted along the Way.
The Wild Atlantic Way Passport may be purchased (for €10.00) at over 130 selected An Post Offices, along the Wild Atlantic Way route as well as at Dublin’s GPO and St Andrew’s Street Post Offices.
The stamps are available at main post offices, from the philatelic counters at Dublin’s GPO and online at www.irishstamps.ie.