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

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

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

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Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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carlisle
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Don't be fooled into thinking the GPO Dublin simply has a large collection of stamps. Yes you can add to your collection whilst there, but you can also see how stamps are made and even design your own. Or simply buy them. The GPO is national icon of Ireland and has a lot of history behind it. The story of... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This majestic building is an Icon in Dublin. It is a grand reference point on O'Connell street. The Scene of the Easter Uprising so has historical interest. Still in use.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was a really wet and windy day, so we headed to the post office stamp museum. It takes about 40 minutes and there are a few interesting videos and displays. It is quite a bargain in such an expensive city. It is worth a visit especially on a rainy day. The post office itself is quite spectacular.

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Only a small museum but interesting. The building is spectacular and worth a visit and doesn't take long. Entrance fee into the museum but not expensive and worth a visit.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The General Post Office on O’Connell Street is a hidden gem! It is truly a beautifully classic Post Office of the early 20th century, lovingly restored after the Easter Uprising in 1916. You can visit the Postal Museum at the premises free of charge. Visit recommended!

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Brentwood, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

There is an atmosphere in this place that reflects the sacrifices made here. The bullet holes can still be seen and there is a charming little museum well worth the 2 Euros admission - which explains a lot about the events of nearly a century ago.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We went to look around the museum. The man at the counter was less than helpful and quiet rude. I wouldn't go back again as i felt the musuem didn't give a good outline of the history of the building.

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