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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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It is hard to imagine the devastation that all but destroyed this building during the Easter Rising. Today, its columned portico stands proud - battle scars are still visible... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

It is hard to imagine the devastation that all but destroyed this building during the Easter Rising. Today, its columned portico stands proud - battle scars are still visible but what a stunning job was made restoring the rest of the building to do justice to its classic exterior. From the ornate mosaic patterns on the floor (a work of... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We made the pilgrimage to the GPO and walked around the main section, then we spied some turnstiles and discovered there was a museum. Two euro bought a wealth of history - ! The story of the GPO and Irish postal service was fascinating; the exhibits are very well done. You can spend as much time as you like. Well... More 

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West lothian
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The museum was ok only cost €2 each, worth that for the visit, the main building was great, such an ornate interior. The other part is the working Postoffice of today. Enjoyed this.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

There is a lot of history in the General Post Office (GPO). Almost 100 years ago the GPO was the headquarters for the rebels in the 1016 Easter Rising, the bullet holes can still be seen in the pillars of this building. The interior of this building is stunning and hasn't changed since it was rebuilt after the 1916 Easter... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The museum is €2 to enter and a worthy hour of your time to learn about the history of the building during 1916. I had the place to myself when i was there, which i guess is because tourists don't know of the museum.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I was just walking through town and came upon the GPO. I just walked in and saw the beautiful interior of the building, restored obviously. Th GPO I s rich in Irish history, no spoiler alert here. Visit, when you can takes only a few minutes of your time. There s a museum inside for an extra 2 euros.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

This site is of great interest historically, and it's a beautiful building besides. Being on O'Connell Street and near so many other tourist sites, this one will be easy to get to for most people and won't take much time to see. The An Post Museum only costs euro, but there isn't much to it. However, I did think the... More 

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

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

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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