General Post Office, GPO Dublin City, Ireland – Things to See and Do

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: September 6, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Dublin
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The GPO is the HQ of the Irish Post Office. It was opened in 1818 at a cost of €50,000 and during the Easter Rising of 1916, the GPO served as the headquarters of the uprising's leaders. The building was destroyed by fire in the course of the rebellion and not repaired for a number of years. The facade is all that remains of the original building. An original copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic is on display in the An Post museum at the GPO, where an exhibition, Letters, Lives & Liberty, highlights the history of the Post Office and the GPO. The building has remained a symbol of Irish nationalism to this day. In commemoration of the Rising, a statue depicting the death of the mythical hero Cúchulainn sculpted by Oliver Sheppard in 1911 is housed in the front of the building.

1. General Post Office, GPO Dublin City, Ireland - Things to See and Do

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The GPO is the HQ of the Irish Post Office. It was opened in 1818 at a cost of €50,000 and during the Easter Rising of 1916, the GPO served as the headquarters of the uprising’s leaders. The building was destroyed by fire in the course of the rebellion and not repaired for a number of years. The facade is all that remains of the original building. An original copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic is on display in the An Post museum at the GPO, where an exhibition, Letters, Lives & Liberty, highlights the history of the Post Office and the GPO. The building has remained a symbol of Irish nationalism to this day. In commemoration of the Rising, a statue depicting the death of the mythical hero Cúchulainn sculpted by Oliver Sheppard in 1911 is housed in the front of the building.