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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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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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rich in history

The site of the 1916 uprising where the statement of a free Ireland was read out at it's entrance, is a must for all visitors. Although totally gutted in the short, sharp and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

The site of the 1916 uprising where the statement of a free Ireland was read out at it's entrance, is a must for all visitors. Although totally gutted in the short, sharp and nasty conflict afterwards, it was rebuild and has not changed since. Spend E2 and visit the small but interesting museum on the post service of Erie. Stories... More 

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Ashbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

If you've read anything about the historic fight for Irish independence, under Easter 1916 you will see the battle that occurred around the General Post Office - the GPO. Men of the IRA and sympathisers took to the GPO and the British shelled it, almost destroying it in the process. The GPO was rebuilt and stands today, as a working... More 

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Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We went inside the Dublin post office and was really surprised at the lovely decor. The counters were in wood and gold and not changed from the early 1900s.It was like stepping back in time, the post office was very well looked after and is a working post office.The high ceilings were amazing,very ornate.It is well worth popping in to... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

How many times have I walked by the GPO in Dublin knowing the part it played in Irish history and never once went inside.Well today the thought struck me as I was casually strolling by that maybe I should take a look.The Post office itself is traditional in look and feel with its 20 something counters and all the hustle... More 

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Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Can I be the only person who hadn't heard of the part tis building played in the uprising of 1916. I stumbled on it whilst looking for a stamp but the interior took my breath away. revisited it later as part of a walking tour and found out its history . Love the fact that it is still a working... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Standing prominently on the city's main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street, The GPO serves as the HQ for An Post, the nations postal service. It is of that typical grandiose colonial throw back design, that is quite common around Dublin, Trinity, Custom House etc for example. But one thing this has is that it is famous for its part in the Easter... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were well aware of the history of this building and its part in the 1916 Easter rising. We were however pleasantly surprised by the museum inside. It included a very good record of the GPO in Ireland as well as some excellent use of information technology. A copy of the declaration made by Pearse on Easter Monday 1916 is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

As is often the case there is a danger of ignoring places right on ones door step but it takes a visitor to force one to appreciate the historical places. Well worth the visit for the sense of history, also the postal museum is worth a visit.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The GPO itself is a beautiful building to visit and view. (Rumour has it the marks on the pillars at the front of the building are bullet holes from the 1916 Easter Rising.) The museum inside is the real treat though. I wouldn't have known it existed had it not been recommended by a friend. It only costs €2 to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

interesting place to visit. very historical. amazing place. free attraction and part of the history of Dublin. great to see. close to everything. great for a stroll and look round.

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