YOUNG Dubliner Eoin Moore's short story features on a new 60c stamp celebrating Dublin as a UNESCO City of Literature.
Eoin (17) took part in Dublin's Fighting Words creative writing programme for young people – and was selected from stories submitted by primary and secondary school students, all striving to capture "the essence of Dublin" in just 224 words.
Now his short story is captured on a striking stamp to mark the capital's permanent designation in July, 2010, as a UNESCO City of Literature. President Michael D Higgins unveiled the new stamp yesterday at the Fighting Words Centre in Dublin city.
Designed by the Stone Twins, two Amsterdam-based Irish designers (and twin brothers), the bright yellow regular-sized stamp features Eoin's story.
The unusual new stamp and a first-day cover can be viewed and bought at main post offices, at Dublin's GPO and online at www.irishstamps.ie.
"Some of the world's greatest writers have been inspired by Dublin city – and its literary output continues to delight and enthral world audiences," An Post said.
"Literature is a major contributor to the city's cultural, social, intellectual and economic life and literary events in Dublin continually enrich the experiences of visitors and inhabitants alike."
The 15th annual Dublin Writers Festival starts on May 20-26 and features authors at indoor and outdoor venues across the city.