The Irish Times Anniversary Stamp


The Irish Times Anniversary Stamp

A new stamp marking the 150th anniversary of The Irish Times has been issued by An Post. The diamond shaped 55c stamp, designed by Richard Chaney and featuring the famous Irish Times clock which now adorns the entrance to the newspaper’s new premises on Dublin’s Tara Street, was officially unveiled by An Taoiseach, Brian Cowen.

The Irish Times, a daily broadsheet newspaper, was founded by Major Lawrence Edward Knox at 4 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin and first published on 29th March 1859.  The Irish Times clock first appeared on the Westmoreland Street building in the early 1900’s.  The clock was then moved to D’Olier Street where, for many years, it was referred to as ‘The Old Lady of D’Olier Street’, before being refurbished ahead of its latest move to Tara Street.


The stamp and first day cover can be purchased at, by phone from Irish Stamps at (01) 705 7400 or at main post offices nationwide.     An Post expects strong national and international philatelic interest in the stamp due to significance of the subject matter and the fact that it is Ireland’s first diamond-shaped postage stamp.