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Ireland and St. Patrick's Day — Article Archive
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Island Communities: Ireland
by Geir Sør-Reime
The island of Ireland is currently divided between the Republic of Ireland (described in this “Islands” series under E, Eire) and Northern Ireland, a country within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Except for pretender issues of Irish republicans, no stamps have ever been issued for the whole of the island, but British stamps were used throughout Ireland from 1840 until 1922, and in Northern Ireland, British stamps are still in use…
Celebrating St. Patrick's Day
It is hard to discuss Ireland for long without also including St. Patrick—and St. Patrick’s Day—in the discussion. And so, as a supplement to the historical focus of the World of Stamps article by Geir Sør-Reime, we add here a selection of St. Patricks stamps—the Saint himself as well as the tradition of St. Patrick’s Day and…
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