The General Post Office - GPO

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The General Post Office - GPO

The General Post Office was designed by Francis Johnston in the Greek Revival Style in 1814 and holds a special place in Irish history. The GPO was the headquarters of the Irish Volunteers during the Easter Rising in 1916, and the building got heavily damaged. On the original columns outside, you can still see bullet marks from the assault by the British forces. The GPO is often a place of remembrance, protests, and pageantry.

The Witness History Museum located within the historic GPO building is an excellent way to learn about the Rising. The museum tour gives a fascinating insight into modern Irish history and offers an engaging and educational experience. Tickets are sold at admissions on arrival. Please refer to the An Post Website for the most up to date information on pricing and opening hours. 

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