GeneralPostOffice1916tour

The General Post Office (GPO)

The General Post Office is where the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising raised the Irish flag and made their headquarters. At noon on Easter Monday Padraig Pearse stood on the steps and read out the Proclamation of Independence to a bemused public. By the end of the week the building was shattered and nearly destroyed by fire and artillery shells. The GPO, though decimated, was rebuilt but you can still see the scars of battle on the surviving walls and columns today.

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LIBERTY HALL

Speeches, action ,poetry and plays

discover how the circumstances and events in the years before determined the desire for social and political revolution against the state

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CITY HALL / DUBLIN CASTLE

Visit City Hall and Dublin Castle

See where the first shots of The Rising were fired by an intrepid band of Abbey Theatre actors and their followers

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The General Post Office

See the site destroyed by fighting

We visit where the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising raised the Irish flag and made their headquarters, and read out the Proclamation of Independence

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MOORE STREET

The retreat of several hundred fighters

See where the final hours of the Rising and the eventual surrender took place as they burrowed from home to home through walls, shops and tenements

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FOUR COURTS

See the stronghold that stood fast and hard

This garrison was the ground of ferocious fighting and witnessed one of the Rising’s most tragic events at North King Street

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RICHMOND BARRACKS

Visit the site of the the forgotten prison

The surrendered insurrectionists where all marched here and imprisoned after they laid down their arms