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General Post Office (GPO), Dublin

The General Post Office (GPO) is one of Ireland's most iconic buildings.

The General Post Office (GPO) is one of Ireland's most iconic buildings. For almost 200 years it has been the headquarters of the Post Office in Ireland. It was designed by Francis Johnston in Neo Classical style and took four years to build from 1814-1818. In 1916 it was taken over by Irish Rebels led by P.H. Pearse, who read the Proclamation of the Republic outside the front door of the building. During the Easter Rising, The interior was completely destroyed. Amazingly, the beautiful exterior managed to survive the shelling from General Maxwell's forces and fires caused. In 1925 it was decided by the Irish Government that the building be restored and it reopen in 1929.


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About General Post Office (GPO)

 O'Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1, Ireland

 +353 1 705 7000

 www.anpost.ie

General Post Office (GPO) and Nearby Sights on Map

An Post Museum

Offers a unique and engaging insight into the history of one of the Irish Post Office, with displays on stamps, mail boats, the role of GPO staff on Easter Monday 1916 and an original copy of The Proclamation

Temple Bar

Bustling party area with street artists, pubs and revelers

Dublin Writers Museum

Located in an 18th century house, the museum is dedicated to Irish literature and the lives of individual Irish writers such as Shaw, Joyce, Yeats & Pearse

Old Library at Trinity College & Book of Kells

The gorgeously illustrated original manuscript of the '''Book of Kells''' is the main draw here, but the massive Long Hall of the Old library itself is equally if not even more impressive

Little Museum of Dublin

A non-profit museum documenting the social, cultural and political history of Dublin city, the collection, housed in a beautiful Georgian townhouse on St

Dublin Castle

The Dublin Castle was formerly the seat of British rule in Ireland till 1922 AD

Chester Beatty Library

Contains a wide selection of early books and manuscripts, including sacred texts and manuscripts

National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Not to be missed for anyone interested in Irish history as this museum is the national repository for all all archaeological objects found in Ireland

Old Jameson Distillery

Entertaining tour of the whiskey distillery

Green on Red Gallery

The Green On Red Gallery is one of Ireland’s most dynamic and exciting galleries