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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in history this is not to be missed! I highly recommend you do this tour before going to Kilmainham Gaol.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LynneR10
Reviewed 16 August 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank MollyMick
Reviewed 3 August 2019

If you are interested in the Irish struggle for Independence, this is a must do experience! There was so much information in the presentation that I was inspired to learn more!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AZdoitnow
Reviewed 26 July 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ITRT
Reviewed 24 July 2019

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

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 1kirash1
Reviewed 5 June 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank LizzyJayManc
Reviewed 9 May 2019

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

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank lpMaggi713
Reviewed 3 May 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank cmayfield510
Reviewed 26 April 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jdcarla
Reviewed 20 April 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
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