New postage stamps get a hi-tech makeover in Ireland

New postage stamps get a hi-tech makeover in Ireland

IN a hi-tech twist a series of new stamps have been released in Ireland giving people the option to also access exclusive tourist information.

Featuring images of the Wild Atlantic Way, each stamp also includes augmented reality technology that, when scanned using a smartphone or tablet and CEE App, allows  you access to additional material on the Irish coastal tourist route.

The quartet of stamps, released today by An Post, showcase the 2,500km route that stretches from Malin Head in Donegal to Kinsale in Cork.

The stamps were produced by Red&Grey Design and feature two domestic (72c) and two international (€1.10) stamps.


The set shows Horse Riding at Grange, Co. Sligo, fly-fishing at Glenbeg Lough in Co. Cork, cycling on the Aran Islands in Co. Galway and surfing at Inch, Co. Kerry.  

The Wild Atlantic Way launched in 2014 and takes in 200 towns and villages, nine counties, six Gaeltacht areas, 26 islands and 15 landmarks.

The stamps are available at post offices, from the philatelic counters at Dublin’s GPO and online here.