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General Post Office (GPO)

O'Connell St., Dublin 1, Ireland (North City Centre)
353-1-705-7000
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Ranked #61 of 284 Attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Government Buildings, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Tours
Description: During Ireland's battle for independence against the British, this building was used as a fort by Irish rebel troops.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

For a post office, this place is pretty special. Such a historic building, steeped in history. The inside of the building resembles Gringotts bank from Harry Potter. It is honestly breathtaking.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Walk through the doors and it is like stepping in time. I also liked the museum it is well worth a visit

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Please do some reading, even briefly, on the 1916 Rising and the meaning of this remarkable building before you come to Dublin. Otherwise you will miss one of the treasures of Dublin and, indeed, all of Irish History. To think that Pádraig Pearse read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic in front of this very building....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This amazing building oozes history, the still visible bullet holes literally made me shiver. The museum inside this beautiful building is well worth a visit, and to top it all off you can buy a stamp too!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This was a really lovely sidetrip discovery. Tremendous amount of Irish history associated with this location, important to Dublin. Post office is a working facility, so good opportunity to pick up some postcard stamps (1 Euro) and mail cards. At entrance to small postal museum inside, postcards mailed from old mailbox get a special cancelation mark. Postcards are available for... More

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Solihull
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is how main Post Offices used to look in the UK. Take a good look inside polished wood and brass a step back in time and this is working Post Office.

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Vancouver, B.C.
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We stopped in because we had read a fictional account of the battle that took place here in Roddy Doyle's "A Star Called Henry." Wonderful to see it and soak in the history. The bullet holes gave me chills.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Lived in Dublin all my life and if I'm honest took advantage of this historical monument being on my doorstep. Being pivotal to the history of Ireland and the war of independence, and still being used as a functional post office, the building its-self sees a lot of traffic. Bullet holes are still visible all around the pillars on the... More

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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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219 reviews 219 reviews
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550 helpful votes 550 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I really like the floor in here. Does that sound trivial? I mainly go inside to see the statue of the Hound of Ulster. It faces out of a window, so it is hard to get a good view of it. As a monument to people, some of whom were executed while horribly injured, it is very effective. He's a... More

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County Clare, Ireland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Brilliant little museum which an avid hilatilist wld need a week to get around. A lot of technical data about stamps which probably goes over the head of most visitors. Museum is well laid out, clean + ordered. Worth a visit but prob without young children.

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