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It isn’t just a regular old post office. This building, the steps and enormous pillars, played a significant role in the 1916 Easter Uprising and the Irish struggle for independence. There are still bullet marks on the pillars. The interior has been completely renovated and...More
If you are interested in seeing a sculpture of the mythical Cúchulainn then head for the General Post Office in Dublin. The statue commemorates this superhuman for his strength and actions on the battlefield. Our guide said the story of Cuchulainn is taught in school...More
Wow. I wasn't expecting such an in depth exhibition. Bursting with information and a great audio guide to go with it. Highly recommended if you are interested in the history of Ireland and the creation of the Free State. Even though I was born in...More
Would really recommend this museum for anyone interested in social history. The ‘immersive film’ is really fantastic and emotive. I really enjoyed the museum because I’m not very informed on 1916 Uprising so found it very accessible, but my partner knows all about it and...More
We were interested in seeing The General Post. You can’t miss it as it is the largest building on O’Connell Street. It is a large classical building and it is the iconic symbol of Ireland’s failed 1916 Easter Rising. The impressive exterior is matched by...More
Ok, it's just a post office right? This building and this place is much more than a post office. The 1916 proclamation was read by Pearse from these steps. You can still see the bullet holes from the Rising. You don't go to see the...More
I was so excited to visit this place, that as soon as I got to the city center, GPO was my first stop. But what a disappointment. The entrance fee is €15. This exhibition does not worth that amount of money. There are so many...More
Love that the post office is still fully operational - we sent a postcard home from this historic landmark!
The information is presented through a series of touchscreens (we didn't get the audio guide, so I can't comment, but I don't feel like we missed...More