TWO Donegal Irish dancers feature on one of four new national stamps issued today by An Post to mark the 150th anniversary of Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre.
The stamps celebrate just a few of the many artists who have graced the stage of the famous Gaiety Theatre down through the years.
One of the stamps shows Megan Walsh from Ardara and Gaoth Dobhair’s Mide Ni Bhaoill in Riverdance, the show that forever changed the landscape of Irish music, dance, and performance.
Megan is a student in St Angela’s College, Sligo while Mide graduated with a degree in Business Studies International with Japanese, specialising in finance, from DCU last year.
For over two decades, tens of thousands of people have been carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance during its summer season at Dublin’s Gaiety Theatre.
Megan and Mide, both from the McNelis/Cunningham/Boyle School of Dancing, are among a select group of Donegal Irish dancers who have gone on to perform in hundreds of venues across the world with Riverdance over the past twenty-five years.
Indeed, four Donegal dancers are currently on tour with Riverdance. Ailbhe Liu (Donegal Town) and Faith Moore (Ballybofey) are in Dubai while Gerard Byrne (Donegal Town) and Peter Wilson (Redcastle) are part of the Riverdance UK Tour.
The new €1.10 stamps are available now at selected Post Offices nationwide and at anpost.com/gaiety
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Posted: 4:00 pm October 7, 2021
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