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General Post Office (GPO)

O'Connell St., Dublin 1, Ireland (North City Centre)
353-1-705-7000
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Ranked #79 of 279 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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Dublin, Ireland
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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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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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108 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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Nashua, New Hampshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The General Post Office is very historically important to Ireland and learning about its history is very cool. Walking by and seeing the architecture is very impressive and the inside of the post office looks classic. It won’t take long to take a look.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

As a history addict this was a must visit for me, my wife graciously came along. The small museum focusing on the Easter Rising in 1916 is very well laid out and very interesting. Anyone with an interest in Irish History should pay it a visit.

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GREEN BAY
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310 reviews 310 reviews
85 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014 via mobile

Steeped in history that will mean more if you understand a little Irish history. It is a beautiful building and post office. Adjacent to the spire on O'Connell.

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I think the best part of the post museum is to design my own post stamp, and send it to myself. Also, I really enjoyed watching how the letters/parcels are getting sorted. :D

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Pensacola, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Not for me. If you are a stamp enthusiast, maybe? Cost two euros. Not a lot to see. There are exhibits on the history of the post office, though few, they were interesting.

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