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2016 Ireland Lighthouse Stamps & Booklet Covers

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On 28 July 2016 An Post issued a booklet containing four different stamps that commemorate the longest defined coastal touring route in the world, the Wild Atlantic Way. Though no lighthouses are pictured on the stamps, the booklet cover features Valentia Lighthouse at Cromwell Point. The light tower, which dates to 1841 was built within the walls of a fort in southwestern Ireland and is also known as Fort Point Lighthouse.

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On 6 October An Post issued another set of four values to commemorate Irish Lighthouses/Commissioners of Irish Lights. The stamps area available in a sheet of 16 stamps and in a prestige booklet.

The four stamps are shown below. The first one shows a navigational buoy being serviced. The second one shows Fanad Head Lighthouse. The third shows only the stylized lighthouse and the fourth one Valentia Lighthouse at Cromwell Point. All four feature the stylized lighthouse at the right.

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Ireland sheet of 16 | 6 Oct 2016 Ireland sheet of 16 | 6 Oct 2016

2013 Ireland

This stamp was issued on 25 Apr 2013. Pictured is a decommissioned lightship. This was one of four stamps included in a booklet commemorating contemporary arts. The Irish sculptor Dorothy Cross painted the former lightship with phosphorous paint and it was moored in Dublin Bay for several weeks in 1999. Cross had a love of the Irish lightships and missed seeing them as they were replaced by buoys. The ship would glow for several hours after dark and then the light would fade. This represented the disappearance of the lightships from the coast.

Former lightship Albatross | Scott 1995b, Mi 2048,  SG?, Yt ?, WADP not listed | 25 Apr 2013 Former lightship Albatross | Scott 1995b, Mi 2048, SG?, Yt ?, WADP not listed | 25 Apr 2013