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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 #60 of 263 attractions in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Omemee, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Take an hour or less to visit this historic site. There is a good deal of information provided so you understand why this GPO is so important to the Republic. I learned a good deal from the interactive displays in this very small museum. It is not expensive and well worth the money.

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uk
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

it was 2 euro for the museum, excellent exhibits on the history of the post office. the 1916 uprising and all the stamps issued in Ireland, good interactive exhibits, worth an hour of you time in a historic building.

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Dublin, Ireland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Definitely read up on the happenings of 1916 before visiting this exceptional building which is still in use today. Full of history.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Beautiful building bullet holes all over full of history HQ of the uprising a must place to go museum great all about the post office and the uprising

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

called in to G.P.O O'Connel St Dublin and found a very inormative museam about 1916 very cheap to get in lot's of actal items from the time

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Graz, Austria
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Big Building. Post Office Inside. Irish History Outside. Demonstrations in front of it. If you haven"t seen it, you haven"t been to Dublin.

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

OK maybe going to the Post Office on your holiday is something you do to buy stamps for the postcards home, but this building is impressive. Great architecture and the inside is just as good as the outside, but then you learn about the history of this building and the part it played in the Easter Rising, you can still... More

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Most things have already been said about this wonderful building, one of Ireland's greatest monuments. The "An Post" postal museum inside the building deserves a separate category all of its own. It is fairly small but the exhibition is excellent, with an in-depth look at Irish postal history and, inseparably, the history of the Easter Rising in 1916. The audio-visual... More

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Fairport, N.Y.
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

My Irish blood rose when at long last I saw this edifice in person. HQ of the Easter Rising, it still has the pock-marks of artillery and small arms fire from that time. For any history buff, for anybody who has Irish ancestry, for anyone who loves Ireland, this is a must. It makes my heart slow every time I... More

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
43 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 via mobile

Really worth a visit working post office but loads of history. You feel like you are at the Easter rising. Also the stamp museum is worth a look.

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