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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Ireland 2015 Stamp Issue
50th Anniversary of Mountain Rescue Ireland







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:: IRELAND / ÉIRE
 :: THEME: 50th Anniversary of Mountain Rescue Ireland 
  :: NOMINAL VALUE: 0.68 €
   :: ISSUE DATE: 4 June 2015
    :: DESIGN: Conor & David



Before 1965 there was no organised mountain rescue service in Ireland. That all changed in November 1965 when Mountain Rescue Ireland was founded at a meeting of mountaineering and hill-walking clubs. The service was set up as a charity aiming to represent the 12 voluntary mountain rescue teams throughout the island of Ireland and to liaise on their behalf with Government and other bodies.

Today, Mountain Rescue Ireland is a 24-hour/365 days voluntary emergency service with approximately 365 volunteers. It is also known as Tarrtháil Sléibhe Éireann and the Irish Mountain Rescue Association (IMRA). 

In the event of an emergency, Mountain Rescue Ireland can be contacted on the main emergency services number 999/112 with the rescue coordinated by the local Garda station.

It should always be remembered that Mountain Rescue Ireland is a remarkable voluntary rescue service that has saved many lives whilst relying on volunteers and funding from the state and public donations. Every year Mountain Rescue Ireland responds to an average of 300 emergency call-outs throughout Ireland, coming to the aid of people lost or injured while walking or climbing in the mountain ranges of Ireland.

These stamps mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of Mountain Rescue Ireland. They were designed by Conor & David and feature members assisting climbers who have gotten into difficulties. We are proud to bring you two of these unique stamps, with values of 68c and €1.


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50th Anniversary of Mountain Rescue Ireland 68c Se-tenant Pair

AN POST PRICE: 1.36 €
FIRST DAY COVER

PRODUCT CODE: 1509FDC
AN POST PRICE: 2.36 €







68c SHEETLET

PRODUCT CODE: 150968STS8
AN POST PRICE: 10.88 €













ISSUE DATE: 6 June 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 0.68 €
CIRCULATION: 176 000
STAMP DESIGN: Conor & David
STAMP SIZE: 29.8mm x 40.6mm
COLOUR: Multicolour with phosphor tagging
PAPER: Tullis Russell 102 gsm gummed
PERFORATIONS: 14.1 x 14.3
PRINTER: Cartor Security
PRINTING PROCESS: Lithography
An Post PRODUCT No.: 150968ST