Stamp to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the departure from Ireland of Anthony Trollope
On the 26th June 2009 an Post released a special stamp to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the departure from Ireland of the renowned Victorian novelist, Anthony Trollope.
Anthony Trollope: (24 April 1815 – 6 December 1882) was a remarkable man who wrote 47 novels and was also responsible for the introduction of the Pillar Box. It was during his stay in The Ivy Tree Inn (now Taylor’s Pub) Drumsna that Trollope was inspired to write his first (and we would say best) novel; The McDermott’s of Ballycloran. Trollope based his story on local characters and set the plot around the melchony ruins of Ballycloran Castle on the outskirts of Drumsna Village in County Leitrim, these ruins still stand today.
The 26th of June 2009 was also the date of departure by a group of 18 Trollope aficionados from Drumsna to visit Trollope sites in the UK as guests of the British Trollope Society.