An Post has issued a stamp for The Gathering Ireland 2013.
The Gathering is a tourism-led initiative that seeks to harness and strengthen the connections between Ireland and its global diaspora.
Billed as a spectacular, year-long celebration of all things Irish, The Gathering is an open invitation from the Irish people, to the 70 million people worldwide that claim Irish ancestry and indeed to anyone with a love of Ireland, to take a trip to Ireland during the year, and join in unique events being staged in their honour.
All around Ireland, towns, villages, communities and families are organising events, festivals and special gatherings that will showcase the very best of Irish culture, tradition and sport to the Irish diaspora. It is hoped that The Gathering will deliver an additional 325,000 visitors, while also enhancing the reputation of Ireland as a warm and engaging place to visit.
The stamp was designed by Design Factory. The stamp features elements of the specially designed logo, formed to represent the island of Ireland.