General Post Office, Dublin

The General Post Office (GPO; Irish: Ard-Oifig an Phoist) in Dublin is the headquarters of An Post, the Irish Post Office, and Dublin's principal post office. Sited in the centre of O'Connell Street, the city's main thoroughfare, it is one of Ireland's most famous buildings, not least because it served as the headquarters of the leaders of the Easter Rising. It was the last of the great Georgian public buildings erected in the capital.

General Post Office
Ard-Oifig an Phoist
The General Post Office in 2006
Location in central Dublin
Alternative namesGPO
General information
TypePost office and administrative offices
Architectural styleGreek Revival, neoclassical
LocationO'Connell Street, Dublin 1
Coordinates53.349334°N 6.261075°W / 53.349334; -6.261075
Construction started12 August 1814
Inaugurated6 January 1818
Cost£50,000 pounds sterling
OwnerOffice of public works
Design and construction
ArchitectFrancis Johnston

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