"General Post Office" Top 5 Page for this destination General Post Office Tip by IrishFem

General Post Office, Dublin: 30 reviews and 36 photos

by IrishFem

The GPO was built in 1818 on O'Connell Street by Francis Johnston. In 1916 an Irish Republic was proclaimed and a fire broke out as a result of the fighting. It was on the steps that the proclamation of Independence was read by the leaders of the rising. Most of the interior was destroyed by the flighting. In was renovated in 1929. The ceiling is spectacular and the inside contains a large area open postal hall. You can see shell marks of the 1916 rising. Admission is free and you can buy stamps. Lucky you... .

Address: O'Connell Street
Phone: +00 353 (0)1 705 7000
Website: http://www.anpost.ie/AnPost/History+and+Heritage/Home/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Sep 27, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


IrishFem Lives Here!


“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the places that take our breath away. Anon.”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 6 3 2

Have you been to Dublin?

  Share Your Travels