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reland 1953 FDC An Tostal Festival

Year long festival

An Tostal Irish Festival First Day Cover. This was the brain child of De Valera, the idea being to showcase Ireland to the world for tourism. Various events were held throughout the year. It was intended to be an annual event but was not a great success. Drumshambo in Leitrim still has an annual An Tostal festival

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Ireland 1953 FDC An Tostal Irish Festival

  • First Day Cover
  • low value stamp only
  • An Tostal was a year long Irish arts and crafs festival which was intended to highlight Irish culture and promote tourism

Date of Issue

  • Feb-9, 1953

Designer

  • Fergus O'Ryan

Numbers Issued

  • 2 1/2d: 19,981,921
  • 1s/4: 920,821

Catalog Refs

 SC 147/8, SG 154/5, Mi 116/7, Yv 118/9