Dublin GPO, O'Connell street photos 1961 > 2021

Constructed between 1814-18, the GPO (General Post Office) building was at the center of the 1916 Easter Rising. It was the headquarters for those who took part in April 1916 Easter Uprising & is located on O'Connell Street - the capital's main thoroughfare. The Irish Declaration of Independence - & Proclamation of the Irish Republic was first announced there by Pádraig Pearse in April 1916.

The building was shelled during the week long insurrection by British artillery & a gunboat on the Liffey. It remained gutted and in a derelict state for several years afterwards. The GPO building was restored during the 1920's when Ireland became a Free State & secured Independence from Britain in 1922.
The rooftop statues represent Fidelity, Hibernia & Mercury.

Dublin GPO building on O'Connell Street, 2004 photo
Dublin GPO building (General Post Office) on O'Connell Street, James Larkin statue in foreground.
Slideshow images of GPO O'Connell Street & Central Dublin, 1961 > 2021.
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