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General Post Office (GPO)

Address: O'Connell St., Dublin 1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-1-705-7000
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The Dublin City Walking Tour
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Ranked #109 of 321 Activities in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: During Ireland's battle for independence against the British, this...
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Type: Government Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sightseeing Tours, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner 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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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

If you're into the history this is the place to go...the little museum area is good but it's just nice to get the feeling of the place and imaging what it was like in 1916!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Near the Sphire which is nice to take pictures with, plus near to all shopping centers. Utoy can get Hop on & hop off buses to go around Dublin.

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Chengdu, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The manager from the GPO counter area plays a concert on his violin every lunchtime ( at Christmas) accompanied by guests and I'm told that tomorrow the 19th December will have Dickie Rock famous Irish performer in there at lunch. Nowhere else in the world would you get a living breathing post office with such charm. I am even posting... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I saw this was listed on the tripadvisor attraction list and it looked good . On entering the beautiful building its like stepping back in time , its huge , ornate and very busy . As im here in december it was great to see lots if christmas ornaments out on display and i just loved the letters for Santa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

THIS is where it began. Look on Youtube for the history of the 1916 revolt and see the part the GPO played and then see the bullet holes still in the side of the building! See where the famous men who fought and were executed for Ireland's independence took their stand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

In central Dublin, worth looking in as it still looks like an old 1920's GPO. The exhibition has less on easter 1916 than I expected.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The history in this place is amazing. The story of the heroes of 1916 is breath taking! To see the place and stand in the steps of those brave men make this place a must see

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Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Yes, it is historic and a post office. HOWEVER, The folks who work in this PO are so helpful especially when you bought too much and it won't all fit in your suitcase and you decide to mail your dirty clothes home.

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Glasgow, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This building has a significant place in Irish history so it is on the list of "must see". It is also a very nice building inside and out. You can still see the bullet holes on the columns outside.

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