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Address: O'Connell St., Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-705-7000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 nice piece of history

Loved it! A great piece of history and worth 15 to 20 minutes to walk around inside. I am glad it was recommended to us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Kildare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Visited the museum at the GPO sometime ago. Was amazed at the lack of cead mile failte from the older lady in the ticket office. No smile/acknowledgement, most disappointing as an Irish person. One could imagine how a foreign tourist felt. That aside the museum itself was awesome! There was a nominal charge in, worth paying. While in the museum,... More 

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TEXAS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Loved it! A great piece of history and worth 15 to 20 minutes to walk around inside. I am glad it was recommended to us.

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 313 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The events that make the building famous have little to do with the actual building - its just a post office. You will probably do better to listen to a walking guide

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I LOVE THE POST OFFICE ITS SELF! it is amazing! so many services! I hate how the museum was closed though! if the museum was open I would probability give this place a better rating. I would give this place a 1 out of 5 except for the fact the building is so nice. I have to say I am... More 

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Oxenhope, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fascinating building and location conjures up a lot of feeling about the detail of historical events and atmosphere around Irelands troubled history

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Pakenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The 1916 museum has now been closed so you are just left with a normal post office, except this is far from a normal post office. Inside you really could be in a 1960's post office, with fully staffed wooden counters, no queues and a separate counter for each of benefits, savings, stamps and parcels. There's even a tiny stamp... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Historical landmark in the heart of Dublin city, this is still a functioning post office. During the 1916 rising, the GPO was taken over by the rebels. Keep and eye out for bullet holes gained in the crossfire.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was a must-see for me, as a fan of WB Yeats, Irish literature, and one who is very interested in Irish history. It's still a working post office, but the statue of Cuchulainn in the front window (one I show to my students when we read a portion of the Tain) was smaller than expected, but still just as... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

nice building, can see bullet marks from the easter rising, cant see much inside as it is a post office. nice to look at when walking part.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We needed to buy stamps and lady from the souvenier shop sended us here. Wow! We expected just normal post office. This place looked like post officies used to look 200 years ago.Lots of old fashioned counters and staff behind the counters. I am happy that we came here to buy stamps.

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Additional Information about General Post Office (GPO)

Address: O'Connell St., Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-705-7000
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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