An Post have chosen the painting the Men of the South for their War of Independence commemorative stamp this year. Third from the right, sitting down, is one Roger Kiely, who was the School Master in Cullen for many years. Read about the background of the painting in this article. 
There’s thrilling news this morning that a photo of part of the Harry Clarke stained glass window (Adoration of the Magi) in St.Patrick’s Church Millstreet has been selected by An Post as one of three specially commissioned stamps for this Christmas. So a little bit of Millstreet will be seen all over the world this Christmas on letters and packages.
We featured the stained glass previously when it appeared on Fr.James McSweeney’s website 2u.ie. The photographer Bill Power is from Mitchelstown has an interest in Harry Clarke’s stained glass, has outlined in a nice piece how it all came about:
MY PHOTOGRAPH GOES GLOBAL
It’s official – the news that I’ve had to sit on for a few months.
“One of this year’s three Irish CHRISTMAS STAMPS is a photograph that I was commissioned to take in May by An Post. I won’t have the [read more …] “A little bit of us will be seen all over the world this Christmas”