LOCAL ATTRACTIONS #18: GPO WITNESS HISTORY

The GPO (General Post Office) is situated on Dublin’s O’Connell Street. The GPO is one of Ireland’s most famous buildings, partly due to the role it played in The 1916 Easter Rising. It houses an original 1916 Proclamation, read out by Padraig Pearce on the steps of the GPO, proclaiming Ireland to be a republic. The building was then used as a headquarters by the rebellion leaders, and the original columns are still pocked with bullet holes from British soldiers.

Following the centenary celebrations of the 1916 Rebellion, “GPO Witness History” was created as a brand new permanent visitor attraction. Offering a highly immersive and engaging exhibition, this museum experience was awarded “best cultural experience over 100,000 people” at the Irish Tourism Industry Awards.
GPO Witness History
The exhibition focuses on the rising, the aftermath of the rebellion and how Ireland has developed since. Through the use of electronic touch screens, audio-video booths and the many artefacts from the rebellion itself, guests will learn and experience life of the rebellion from both sides of the conflict and listen to real life stories of people who witnessed this extraordinary event in Irish history.

USEFUL INFORMATION WHEN VISITING

Admission
Adult: €15.00 (£13.09 or $16.28)
Child: €7.50 (£6.55 or $8.14)
Student/Senior: €12.00 (£10.47 or $13.03)
Special rates for larger families and students.
*Currency conversions correct as on 27.04.2020.

Distance from The West County Hotel
The GPO is located 7km from The West County Hotel, or a 25 minute drive. Take Bus 25, 26, 66, 66a, 66b, 67 from outside the hotel and get off at Stop 315 (Bachelors Walk). The GPO is located a 2 minute walk from this bus stop.

Contact Details for The GPO Witness History
Address: GPO Witness History, O’Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1.
Tel: 01 872 1916.
Email: info@gpowitnesshistory.ie.
Website: www.gpowitnesshistory.ie.

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