Sunday, 26 April 2009

Postcard from Ireland no. 3

My mapping or Ireland continues:-) This time I received this postcard of Bray, a town in County Wicklow, some 20 kms south of Dublin, showing the hill of Bray Head and the seaside Promenade.

The lovely, in its gently coulouring almost romantic marine stamp (issued on 15 August 2008, with a print-run of 252,000) commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first transatlantic message by cable from Europe to America, showing the HMS Agamemnon and the USS Niagra ships which connected Trinity Bay, Newfoundland, Canada with Knightstown on Valentia Island, Ireland on 5 August 1858. On 16 August 1858, the first official transatlantic cable message from Europe to America was sent by Britain's Queen Victoria to James Buchanan, President of the United States.

Thank you very much, Stephany:-)

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