Some of Ireland's favourite tales of myth and legend get new life as An Post launches a heroic four stamp set.
The new stamps, based on illustrations by Fergus Lyons and designed by Steve Simpson, feature The Children of Lir, Deirdre of the Sorrows, Fionn and the Salmon of Knowledge and the Naming of Cuchulainn.
All four tales, while belonging to Ireland's rich story telling tradition, are widely known internationally. Sales of the new stamps will be brisk given the popularity of the subject matter. An Post has also produced a beautiful first day cover which includes a special 'Myths and Legends' graphic.