Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport Dr Leo Varadkar TD unveiled An Post’s new postage stamp celebrating The Gathering Ireland 2013 at the GPO last Thursday 24th January.
According to the press release on the Minister's website "Speaking at the GPO, Minister Varadkar said: “It’s a real privilege to launch
this stamp which was designed especially for the Gathering. This eye-catching
stamp will make its way right around the globe, doing its own job of promoting
the Gathering wherever it’s sent.
“The people of Ireland are key to making the Gathering a success. I’m
delighted to report that more than 2,500 community Gatherings have already been
organised across Ireland. The launch of this stamp is a great opportunity to
organise more events this year. I urge anyone with family and friends abroad to
use the stamp, send a letter, and invite them home in 2013.”
The picture from his site (above) shows Leo Varadkar launching the new Gathering stamp with Celia Holman Lee and members
of her agency, which is hosting the Gathering's Young Student Designer of The
Year Award 2013 in Limerick. Celia Holman Lee is inviting students from across the UK, the US, Europe and
Ireland to compete for the IPB International Young Student Designer of The Year
The Gathering issued a press release stating that "The Gathering Ireland 2013 stamp was designed specifically for use on
invitations to family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances to come to Ireland
this year for celebrations which are expected to attract around 325,000 extra
overseas visitors. Gatherings are being organised on a national scale, and by
families, individuals and communities across the country." Find out more about The Gathering Here
If you are going to Ireland for The Gathering apart from booking self catering accommodation via jmlvillas.com , you can also arrange your Travel Insurance at irishpropertyinsurance and car hire and car hire excess insurance at insurance4carrrental.com.
So make the most of 2013 and arrange your visit to Ireland now.