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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 fascinating building

I have never seen a Post Office like it. Lots of old fashioned counters and a separate area for philatelists. With its history as a significant place in Irish history, it well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have never seen a Post Office like it. Lots of old fashioned counters and a separate area for philatelists. With its history as a significant place in Irish history, it well worth a visit. Its halfway up O'Connell Street in Dublin

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

But it was a little disappointing, too. Somehow, because of others' reviews, I expected more. Still, it was worth the visit.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Its a historical building in the heart of dublin, you can send ,recieve your letters ,parcels , Pay for your bills ,receive social welfare payments ,change currency and more

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Classic old style post office inside and out. Very interesting museum inside which is worth a stop if you are in the area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

A piece of history for some Americans. The General Post Office is not just to buy stamps and mail items. The Post Office here is used to pay bills/welfare. Had a tour you can take. Interesting to see that as an American we have multiple choices to suit our consciences

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I do love the statue of Cu Chulainn that is wedged into one of the windows here. I read the book The Hound of Ulster at school. To get a good look / photo you do have to stand outside, and hold up your jacket, or something, to block out the reflections. A friend with me said that the exterior... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

The Post Office still shows the bullet holes during the 1816 uprising for Irish Independence. I really knew nothing about this..not covered much in U.S. schools. You can see about all you really need to see from the outside. To get a great historical perspective pair this with a visit to the Dublin Jail. Between the 2 you get a... More 

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Hillsborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Worthwhile stopping by, there is a museum although didnt get a chance to go inside, would like to go back.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I visited because of interest in the Easter rising of 1916, but it was not prominently referenced within the post office. There is a small statue but that's about it. Since it was on the way to our hotel, it was worth a stop, but don't go out of your way for to visit. Instead, visit the Kilmainham Gaol where... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We arrived here thinking it would be worth a shout for the 2 Euro entry fee. We arrived at 4.36 and the place closes at 5.30, we waited five minutes for the woman behind the glass to decide to stop ignoring us and serve us, she looked up, stated "Museum is closed to new visitors - last entry 4.30" and... More 

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Additional Information about General Post Office (GPO)

Address: 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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