September 7, 2007
The General Post Office (GPO) is located on O’Connell Street, which is in the North of river Liffey that runs through Dublin city. The building, which became a symbol of the 1916 Irish Rising, still functions as the post office. During the Irish Rising, GPO was seized for a week by Irish Citizen Army on Easter Monday. This is where Patrick Pearse read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. 14 of the leaders were caught and shot at Kilmainham Gaol.
Inside the General Post Office building, the paintings telling the story of the Irish Rising are displayed. You can take a guided tour of GPO to learn more about what happened there. Also, a sculpture of the mythical Irish warrior, Cuchulainn, which was dedicated to who died for their part in the Easter Rising is displayed by the window.