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General Post Office, Dublin

General Post Office - Dublin, Republic of Ireland
General Post Office
O' Connell St, Dublin, Republic of Ireland 1Map
+353 1 705 7000
Neighborhood: O'Connell Street and environs
Overview

Designed by Francis Johnston in 1818, the General Post Office (GPO) on O'Connell Street is known as the site of the 1916 Easter Rising. Irish Volunteers seized the building on Easter Monday and for six days held out against the British until the GPO was set on fire. The building was completely restored in 1929. Inside, stands a bronze statue depicting the death of the mythical Irish warrior Cuchulainn, dedicated to those who died in the uprising. The GPO has acquired iconic status; demonstrations and protests are often held outside.

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General Post Office General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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