The four €1 stamps will represent the wide variety of activities which take place at the RDS, which has been a part of life in Ireland for almost three centuries. Located in Ballsbridge, the RDS is known as a showgrounds, as an events venue, as a familiar Dublin landmark and home to Ireland’s Philanthropic Society.Founded in 1731 in the Philosophical Rooms of Trinity College, the RDS moved to its current iconic building in Ballsbridge in 1924.It became host to Spring Shows, Horse Shows, conferences and events and is now a centre for major concerts, exhibitions and is the home of Leinster Rugby. The four new RDS stamps reflect this commitment, featuring a detail of the main entrance of the RDS showgrounds and three of the areas in which the RDS continues its philanthropic work through the year: show jumping, craft and science education.

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