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Saturday 20 September 2014

Bloom Festival gets two stamps of approval

Sam Griffin

Published 22/05/2014 | 02:30

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Postwoman Karan Dean with the two new stamps designed by Atelier David Smith

TWO new stamps are being released ahead of the country's most popular gardening, food and craft festival.

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The Bloom Festival gets under way next Thursday and concludes on the June Bank Holiday Monday.

To mark the festival, run by Bord Bia and now in its eighth year, An Post has revealed two new 60c stamps, which were designed by Dublin-based Atelier David Smith.

One shows a stunning silver medal-winning championship Bloom garden by Wicklow-based gardener, Frazer McDonogh. The other depicts a woman holding a basket of colourful, fresh garden produce.

They are available from all main post offices and the Irish Stamps shop in Dublin's GPO, as well as online at irishstamps.ie

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