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General Post Office (GPO), Dublin
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The General Post Office in Dublin is the headquarters of the Irish Post Office, An Post, and Dublin's principal post office. Sited in the centre of O'Connell Street, the city's main thoroughfare, it is one of Ireland's most famous buildings, and was the last of the great Georgian public buildings erected in the capital.
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  • Site of Easter 1916 uprising, a detailed account of this horrible day told, rich wood and brass decor, stepping back in time, bullet holes still there outside pillars and wall. Grand size 
  • The General Post Office (GPO) was designed by the architect Francis Johnston and was inaugurated in January 1818. The GPO is located on the main shopping street of Dublin, O'Connell Street and has a great historical importance to the city, because during the Easter rising of 1916, the GPO served as the headquarters of the nationalist leaders. The building was destroyed by fire and all that remains of its original architecture is the facade. This building is notable not only for the place he occupies in the history of Ireland and for its beautiful architecture, but by the fact of continuing (after 2 centuries) fulfilling its purpose of "the Irish post office".
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  • i always love to see a bit of history in the capital and just to touch the pillars just to say I touched history 
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  • Where: General Post Office - Dublin, Ireland What: The main city Post office How was it: It was nice, different than what we have back home. They have statues inside and probably the best decorated Post office we have seen. I forget what brought us here, perhaps we were trying to mail a postcard for people back home. It's quite close to the spire and Henry street (pedestrian street with many shops) Grade: Eli = 4, Serge = 4 Recommend: Yes, give it a quick visit while you sight see the Spire on your way to Henry street !
  • The staff are idiots. The woman at counter 9 didn't know you could send letter through the post! Then she rips open the envelope I'm trying to post and sends me on my way. The ape at counter 3 should have learned some manners before he left the zoo. God help anyone who has to call this museum pretending to function as a post office their local.
  • lovely building, very nice exterior and the staff are lovely to deal with when sending post. Too bad such a beautiful building has to be right across from anne summers; a lingerie shop. Doubt socialist James Connolly would be proud of that fact.
  • There is tons of history here. It's quite awesome to see the bullet holes and be here on the Millenium celebration of the Easter rising.
  • Still has the bullet holes. Amazing piece of history. The fact that it still is used as a post office seems like poetry. Nice building to take a look at.