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General Post Office (GPO)

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Address: O'Connell St., Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-705-7000
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During Ireland's battle for independence against the British, this building...

During Ireland's battle for independence against the British, this building was used as a fort by Irish rebel troops.

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Nice building

Nice building if you are in to architecture and history. Worth seeking out on O'Connell Street. We walk pass it every time we are in Dublin so seem to forget that it is there. But... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Pat D
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yorkshire

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yorkshire
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice building if you are in to architecture and history. Worth seeking out on O'Connell Street. We walk pass it every time we are in Dublin so seem to forget that it is there. But I remember the first time I saw it thinking it was a nice building. Pop in side it is a post office so frre to... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This old building was rebuilt to its old glory after being shelled into rubble in 1916. It is a working post office and does a great job. Go in and see how the old fashion building is still working - it will take you back a hundred years - easily.

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Thank Thomas H
Gold coast
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The GPO is an iconic operational Post office in the heart of Dublin.Located on O'Connell street on the North side of the city the GPO has historic significance for Dublin and the 1916 rising. It's a beautiful, old building which is well maintained with statues, columns and other architectural features. It still operates as a full functioning Post office. Inside... More 

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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

there is a lot of history surrounding the building so I recommend you go on a walking tour about the city. most likely you will stop by the GPO.

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San Ramon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a interesting building with Neoclassical facade that was the key to the Easter Uprising in 1916 between the locals and the British. A must see for the history lover located on O'Connell Street.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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335 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iconic building in an iconic street. Scene of significant Irish historical development. And yes, you can still see the bullet holes.

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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For anyone interested in the history of Ireland, one has to visit this cradle of Irish independence. The proclamation read from these steps led to tragedy and triumph. Pause for a moment and reflect.

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Paisley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went and I was astonished to learn its history and see the bullet holes in the wall. Was a very busy place for photos. Outstanding building and a central part of Ireland that we passed and gazed at on many occasions.

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Straffan, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The GPO is really an attraction in Dublin. There's a small museum inside in which I spent a few hours in 2013 as I wanted to learn as much as possible about Dublin. It cost only 2 euros and it was worth it. The interior is well preserved and there are other info about Ireland around. Statues, mythological characters, the... More 

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Malta, Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building itself is beautiful from the outside. When you enter it is as much spectacular. We were there in December and the decorations with the Christmas theme were spectacular. Worth the visit.

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