An Post Issue Stamp to Mark 50th Anniversary of Ronnie Delany’s Olympic Gold

A new 48c stamp marking the 50th anniversary of Ronnie Delany's 1500m Gold Medal at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics was launched by Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources, Mr Noel Dempsey T.D., at the GPO in Dublin today. Ronnie Delany was also present along with members of his family.

The new stamp features a painting by Dr. Thomas Ryan RHA, painted in 1957 upon Ronnie's return to Dublin. The painting depicts Ronnie in front of Irish tricolor adorned with the Olympic rings.

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