Ireland 2010 Douglas Hyde, Writer

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  • Issued: 21st January 2010
  • one value
  • Designed by Q Design
  • Printed by Irish Security Stamp Printing, Dublin, in sheets of 16
  • Print process: offset lithography
  • Stamp format height 41mm x width 30mm
  • Perforations: 14.25 x 14.75

150th anniversary of the Birth of Douglas Hyde, 1860-1949

sheet stamp

55c ~ portrait of the writer, promoter of the use of the Irish language (first President of the Gaelic League, 1893, and Professor of Irish at University College in the 1920s
Hyde was elected a Senator, and was also the First President of the Irish Republic, when it was created in 1938, serving until 1945

55c portrait by Keogh Brothers

First Day Cover