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General Post Office (GPO)

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Address: O'Connell St., Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-705-7000
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Description: During Ireland's battle for independence against the British, this...
During Ireland's battle for independence against the British, this building was used as a fort by Irish rebel troops.
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A place in history

This monument of modern Irish history is well work spending a few minutes in. It is still very old fashioned inside which adds 'sto its charm. These are several bullet holes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This monument of modern Irish history is well work spending a few minutes in. It is still very old fashioned inside which adds 'sto its charm. These are several bullet holes around the building which are a testament to it's place in the Irish uprising. The Irish radio centre started out here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I made a point on my recent visit to Dublin to walk over to the General Post Office. It is only a five minute stroll from Grafton Street. There is a plaque on display declaring the building’s significance in the 1916 Rising, but the most intriguing part was seeing all the bullet holes on the outside of the building as... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Museums are grand but the GPO is where History was made...make this your first stop when visiting Dublin..then go to the places where these men lived and died..it's a humbling place. Beautiful inside and historical..do not miss it! I will be revisiting soon.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Located within the GPO, the An Post Museum, tells the story of the post office in Ireland. From stamp design to learning about how the employees helped shape irelands social and cultural heritage over the generations. Opened Mondays to Saturdays only, 10 until 5pm and costs only two euro per person.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We walked along O'Connell Street in the pouring rain because this was number one in the tourist guide we'd been given at the airport ionly ti find it is closed for refurbishment until next year. A great disappointment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a beatiful historical building in the middle of the town which actually still works as a post office

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

On O' O'Connell St, Dublin's capital City this historical monument stands witness to our 1916 revolution with bullet holes and all...!!! Still a functioning post office this landmark is a must visit on your Irish travels....!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is definitely a powerful historic building in Dublin. I think it's the most beautiful Post Office I have ever seen. They also have a small museum inside and it's worth paying a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The GPO is one of if not the most significant historic building in the city centre. It was of course the HQ for the Irish rebels during the Easter Rising 1916. Its hard not to think of this history as you pass by with bullet holes still visible in the iconic pillars almost 100 years later. At weekends there is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

An attractive facade, a working post office and integral part of modern Irish history. You can still see a few bullet holes in the upper areas. One neds to know the history of the Ester 1916 Rising, the par played by the post office, and the role of the surrounding buildings in the conflict to enjoy the experience fully. A... More 

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