Gosford Castle features in new stamp series

GOSFORD Castle near Markethill, one of the prime places to visit this Easter, is one of 10 castles in Northern Ireland which will feature on a new series of generic stamp sheets released by the Royal Mail.

The Gosford stamp was launched recently by Councillor Noel Sheridan, Mayor of Armagh City Council, local postman N McVeigh and Neil O’Brien, Castle manager.

One of the images on the stamp sheet is that of Gosford Castle, near Markethill, where to launch the stamp sheet.

Construction of the castle began in 1819 and finished in the 1850’s commissioned by Archibald Acheson, 2nd Earl of Gosford. The style of Gosford Castle is that of Norman revival and is one of the few examples of this style in the world.

The generic stamp sheet is part of the Smilers series that allow you to add a personal touch to your mail by combining our stamps with a photograph of your choice - the perfect complement to any occasion

The other nine castles are Monea and Enniskillen (County Fermanagh); Belfast, Carrickfergus and Dunluce (County Antrim); Dungiven (County Londonderry); Killyleagh and Narrow Water (County Down) and Killymoon (County Tyrone).