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Traditional St. Patrick’s Day stamp for 2006

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To celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2006, An Post today issued a stunning 65c stamp featuring a dramatic painting by the late Irish artist Sean Keating, entitled St. Patrick Lights the Paschal Fire at Slane.

The St. Patrick's Day stamp is also available on a First Day Cover at main Post Offices, the GPO, Dublin.

Sending a St Patrick's Day greeting has become popular with people of all nationalities, and is a great way to keep in touch or renew contacts with friends in foreign parts. A selection of colorful postage-paid greetings cards and postcards will be available at all Post Offices from February 20th. The latest dates for posting St. Patrick's Day cards this year are 13th March for Europe and 10th March for the rest of the world. 25c from each card sold will go to the Irish Hospice Foundation.

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