Limerick native Emma O’Driscoll reaches the masses through An Post

Anne Sheridan

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Anne Sheridan

NOT many people have the honour of having their picture appear on a national stamp before they turn 30, but Limerick entertainment Emma O’Driscoll is one of the chosen few.

NOT many people have the honour of having their picture appear on a national stamp before they turn 30, but Limerick entertainment Emma O’Driscoll is one of the chosen few.

The RTE children’s presenter and writer, from the Upper Carey’s Road, will feature on a new stamp from An Post to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first RTÉ television broadcast.

“It is absolutely incredible. I still can’t believe it. I’m just dumbfounded,” she told the Limerick Leader.

“It is just such a privilege and an honour. I really thought somebody was messing when it was announced I would be one of the three. It’s just unbelievable to think you’re up there with Anne Doyle and Gay Byrne,” she said.

She said she is even more thrilled for her parents Ann and Kevin, who have already bought 50 stamps featuring their daughter.