GPO Witness History
O'Connell Street, Dublin 1
HQ of Leaders of 1916 Uprising

This historic landmark is one of Ireland’s most famous buildings as it was the headquarters of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. Shortly before mid-day on Easter Monday during the Uprising, Padraig Pearse, stood outside the GPO and read out a Proclamation declaring Ireland a sovereign and independent Republic.

This 1916 Proclamation is one of the most important documents of modern Irish history. An Post’s copy is one of the few to have survived the turmoil of that Easter Week and the passage of nearly a century. It is now on public display in the An Post Museum.

The museum also explores the influence of the Post Office in Ireland and offers an insight into the role played by Post Office people in the development of Irish society over many years.

Open: Open year round. Check website for opening hours.

Admission: Admission fees apply.


Public Transport

By Bus: Take any bus bound for O’ Connell Street

By Luas (tram): Take the Luas Red Line to Abbey Street


Contact Information

Address:O'Connell Street, Dublin 1

Phone:+353 1 705 7420

GPS Coordinates & MAP

53.3494, -6.2605