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General Post Office (GPO)

O'Connell St., Dublin 1, Ireland (North City Centre)
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Ranked #73 of 281 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Government Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Tours
Description: During Ireland's battle for independence against the British, this building was used as a fort by Irish rebel troops.
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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

The GPO played a central and pivotal part in Ireland becoming an independent nation and is a must-see for any visitor to Dublin, particularly those with an interest in history. The post office itself is a fully operational building and must rank as one of the most beautiful in Europe. It's design literally takes you back to another era and... More

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Courtenay, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Be sure to check out the GPO; this is where a lot of history happened during the dark days in the early 20th century. Pick up a pamphlet or book at the many bookstores about what happened at the GPO before you go so that you will have an appreciation of what the men who died here were trying to... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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105 reviews 105 reviews
56 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Building full of History NOT to be missed also a lovely building. You can sit back and feel the history its outstanding must not be missed its very good and children will love it.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The place of the GPO is well known for anyone that has read anything of recent Irish history. Even if you haven't you can't help noticing the place as you walk down O'Connell Street given it dominates Dublin's main thoroughfare. My wife and I visited on our last day in Dublin to have a look at the An Post Museum.... More

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Sawtell, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went to buy stamps and post cards and this place was huge. The architecture was amazing. The staff were very helpful and obliging.

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Dublin, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Great place to visit if you have a couple of spare minutes! It's right in the middle of O'Connell street so its very central. It's free in, and is very interesting if your into history. Bullet holes still in the pillars outside from the 1916 rising, and a copy of the proclamation of independence is inside. Lovely to see at... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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41 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This is a most famous building. It is part of Irish history. It is where the 1916 rising started,.The Irish proclamation was read here in Easter 1916. This lead later to the war of independence. It was very badly damamged during the 1916 rining and was rebuild. It is a fantastic building and inside it is really fantastic. Besides the... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The building is very large and imposing. It still has a Victorian feel to it which I love but I think my favorite part was the bullet holes there still there from the Easter Day Rebellion in 1916. On a side note - we did stop in to mail some things homes and while it was rather expensive the people... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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113 reviews 113 reviews
47 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

On our walk back from lunch we popped our heads into the GPO. What a magnificent building. Such high ceilings and a feel of the Victorian age. Really well worth a few moments pause on your tour of Dublin.

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Whitehead, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Dublin has a lot of great buildings. This one is a very imposing and impressive building from the outside, with a colonnade you can't miss. Being so grand from the outside, you expect more from the inside. The floor is very decorative, and it is a nice big room, but I was expecting more about the Easter Rising. But there... More

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