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23 January 2020

European Capitals of Culture 2020 – Galway and Rijeka

Joint Issue with Croatia

Ireland: European Capitals of Culture 2020 – Galway and Rijeka, 23 January 2020. Images from Joint Stamp Issues Facebook group.

Often regarded as the ‘cultural heart of Ireland’, Galway is featured in a special commemorative stamp to be issued on January 23 to celebrate its designation, with Rijeka, Croatia, as European Capitals of Cullture, 2020. Croatian Post has joined with us in producing a stamp to honour Rijeka also on that date.

A treat awaits all those with a love for the ‘City of the Tribes’ as our stamp depicts famous landmarks and symbols associated with Galway. These include NUI Galway, Claddagh seafront buildings, Spanish Arch, Galway Hooker boat, Claddagh ring emblem, city coat of arms, Macnas giant puppet representing theatre and a guitar to symbolise Galway buskers.

The Rijeka stamp depicts famous features associated with the city, known as the gateway to Croatia’s islands.

Ireland: European Capitals of Culture 2020 – Galway and Rijeka (Galway 2020 souvenir sheet).
Ireland: European Capitals of Culture 2020 – Galway and Rijeka (first day cover).

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