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General Post Office (GPO)

O'Connell St., Dublin 1, Ireland (North City Centre)
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Ranked #69 of 283 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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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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202 reviews 202 reviews
122 attraction reviews
503 helpful votes 503 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I really like the floor in here. Does that sound trivial? I mainly go inside to see the statue of the Hound of Ulster. It faces out of a window, so it is hard to get a good view of it. As a monument to people, some of whom were executed while horribly injured, it is very effective. He's a... More

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County Clare, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

Brilliant little museum which an avid hilatilist wld need a week to get around. A lot of technical data about stamps which probably goes over the head of most visitors. Museum is well laid out, clean + ordered. Worth a visit but prob without young children.

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York, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The GPO is still a functioning post office, with beautiful old-world furnishing inside, and battle damage from 1916 on the pillars outside. There is a small museum entitled 'Letters, Lives and Liberty' about both the history of the Irish postal service (surprisingly interesting) and the pivotal role of the building in the Easter Rising, with the largest of the original... More

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
17 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

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
36 helpful votes 36 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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