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General Post Office (GPO)

O'Connell St., Dublin 1, Ireland
353-1-705-7000
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The Dublin City Walking Tour
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Ranked #44 of 218 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Tours, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Owner description: During Ireland's battle for independence against the British, this...
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Tours, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The manager from the GPO counter area plays a concert on his violin every lunchtime ( at Christmas) accompanied by guests and I'm told that tomorrow the 19th December will have Dickie Rock famous Irish performer in there at lunch. Nowhere else in the world would you get a living breathing post office with such charm. I am even posting... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I saw this was listed on the tripadvisor attraction list and it looked good . On entering the beautiful building its like stepping back in time , its huge , ornate and very busy . As im here in december it was great to see lots if christmas ornaments out on display and i just loved the letters for Santa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

THIS is where it began. Look on Youtube for the history of the 1916 revolt and see the part the GPO played and then see the bullet holes still in the side of the building! See where the famous men who fought and were executed for Ireland's independence took their stand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

In central Dublin, worth looking in as it still looks like an old 1920's GPO. The exhibition has less on easter 1916 than I expected.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The history in this place is amazing. The story of the heroes of 1916 is breath taking! To see the place and stand in the steps of those brave men make this place a must see

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Yes, it is historic and a post office. HOWEVER, The folks who work in this PO are so helpful especially when you bought too much and it won't all fit in your suitcase and you decide to mail your dirty clothes home.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This building has a significant place in Irish history so it is on the list of "must see". It is also a very nice building inside and out. You can still see the bullet holes on the columns outside.

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Lubeck, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

You may be surprised to find a Post office listed amongst sight seeing spots ... but when you get here - you'll have to agree, this one is a sight! The building dated 1818 in classicist style is very impressive with its portico decorated with ionic pillars frieze and tympanon ... and the interior is no less exciting! I felt... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Such an historic building is a must for a visit to Dublin. The inside of the post office is really lovely too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Although a post office the GPO building on Dublin's O'Connell Street has huge historic significance In 2016 the Irish will celebrate their independence 100 years since theEaster rising 1916. Visiting this building you will still see bullet marks on the outside. As this was used as one of the main defence building during the Rising.If you are up for it... More 

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