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General Post Office (GPO) photo

General Post Office - (GPO)
It was here that Patrick Pearse issued the Proclamation of the Republic on Easter Monday 1916. James Connelly, commander of all rebel forces in Dublin, along with Patrick Pearse other Rising leaders occupied the GPO for a week until the British shelling and resulting fire forced them to evacuate. The GPO was rebuilt in 1929 but bullet holes can still be seen in the Ionic columns facing O'Connell Street.


Submitted by Corky ©1998


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