The General Post Office enjoys the distinction of being one of Ireland’s most iconic buildings. It’s a place serving as something of a crucible for the Dubliner and for Irish history. It was the starting point for the Irish Revolution in the years after World War I that saw Ireland return to home rule, with control wrested from the bloodied British. Bullet holes still riddle its walls long after partisans – charged with furies fostered by decades of national oppression – rose with wrath and fervour to oust their rulers.
Those well-informed of Dublin’s past will benefit greatest from visiting a building which, at a passing glance, can seem like a simple instance of stateliness. The General Post Office is in fact a place deserving of investigation and respect – between its undoubted allure as a historic visitor venue, the place continues to function as the headquarters of Ireland’s postal service, An Post.
|General Post Office, O’Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1, D01 F5P2, Ireland.
|+353 1 705 7000