wow! looks great! is there a tour or do you need to read up on it before?
7 reviews of General Post Office in English
One of the birthplaces of Irish freedom . It was headquarters of the 1916 rising . Still has bullets holes in the walls and columns today.
Sells stamps too lol.
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Even though this is one of the obvious landmarks on any tourist's itinerary, I still find the GPO-awe insprining; especially with all the bulletholes and shrapnel-marks still visible in the main columns. It does remind of the fact that Ireland had to struggle to be born as an independent nation...
This iconic building is one of the most famous in Dublin and represents Irish independence and freedom. The An Post (Ireland's postal service) headquarters are here in the General Post Office in Dublin, in the heart of O'Connell Street. This building has a ton of troubled history and if these walls could speak they would most certainly have great tales to tell. It has been host to many historic events for Dublin such as being the headquarters for the leaders of the Easter Rising (fight for Irish republicans with the aim to end British rule and establish the Republic of Ireland), to being the braodcasting studio of Radio Eireann, as well as being damaged by the British forces with bullet holes still intact! A must visit for Irish tourists.
No need to pay in here, so a great recession friendly option! This is where the 1916 Rising’s rebels had their headquarters. Things to note include the bullet holes that are sprayed across the facade as well as the statue of Cú Chullain,a sort ancient Irish Chuck Norris, which is in the window to commorate the rising. In order to fully understand this troubled chapter in Irish history, seeing the GPO is a must.
The GPO is a long standing icon on Irish freedom and nationalism, due to the Easter Rising of 1916, when it acted as the head quarters of the uprising.
Still today the peppered holes mark the columns at the facade, showing the damage of bullets from the altercation. For me, this is one of the eye opening parts of Dublin’s architecture, a daily reminder of the struggles of the past.
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