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  General Post Office - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ireland: General Post Office is the name of the main post office in the Republic of Ireland, which was the headquarters of the 1916 Rising, see General Post Office (Dublin)
Australia: General Post Office is the name of the main post office, in each state, although it is normally referred to by the name of the city in which it is located, i.e.
United States: the general post office is called the General Mail Facility and it serves as the primary collection, sorting and distribution point for a given area.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/General_Post_Office   (261 words)

 General Post Office (Dublin) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The foundation-stone of the building, which is built after a design of Francis Johnson, was laid by Charles Whitworth, 1st Earl Whitworth on August 12, 1814, and the structure was completed in the short space of three years, for the sum of £50,000.
General Post Office, Dublin, with the Irish text in Gaelic script, and the English text in regular Latin script.
During the Easter Rising of 1916, it served as the headquarters of the uprising's leaders.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/General_Post_Office_(Dublin)   (610 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Post office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items.
Post offices also rent post-office boxes to people and businesses who prefer not to have mail delivered to their home or office.
In many countries, post offices include other functions, such as a place to pick up various government forms, to apply for passports and driving licences to send money to others, etc. In some countries, the post office functions as a financial bank and/or a central place to use public telephones.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Post_office   (1175 words)

 Dublin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Dublin, in a 2003 survey, was found to be the best capital city in Europe to live in, and the Republic of Ireland was also the best country to live in.
Dublin postal districts reflect the North/South divide, with odd numbers being used for districts on the Northside, e.g: Phibsboro is in Dublin 7, and even numbers for ones on the Southside, e.g: Sandymount is in Dublin 4.
Dublin Airport is the busiest airport by far on the island, registering nearly 19 million passengers in 2005, making it the 14th busiest airport in Europe with the capital's airport offering onward flights to other airports in Ireland, Europe, North America and the Middle East.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dublin   (4809 words)

 Public Offices   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Dublin was well supplied with bridges before the incorporation of this body, but two of them were in a dilapidated condition, and one, called the Coal-Quay (or Ormond) bridge, was swept away by the floods.
There are three basins attached to Dublin for the supply of fresh water, one at the end of Basin-Jane in James's-street, which is an English mile in circumference, and round which is a broad gravel-walk, formerly one of the most fashionable promenades in the vicinity of Dublin.
The first store to the east is for general merchandize, and is 500 feet in length, by 112 in breadth: to the east of this is the new basin, 330 feet by 250, faced with lime-stone, and communicating with the river by a sea-lock.
www.eiretek.org /chapters/books/Wright/wright23.htm   (4092 words)

 Dublin, Ireland
Dublin (Baile Atha Cliath, "Town of the Hurdle Ford", or Dubhlinn, "Dark Pool") lies in the wide sweep of Dublin Bay, between the rocky promontory of Howth in the north and the headland of Dalkey to the south.
Main post office: The General Post Office is in O'Connell Street, at the corner of Henry Street.
Sightseeing in Dublin: Although apart from the two cathedrals few Dublin buildings are older than the 18th century, the city's handsome Georgian streets and squares, its public buildings, museums and libraries offer so much of interest that they are best seen in a series of separate tours.
www.planetware.com /ireland/dublin-irl-db-dub.htm   (1075 words)

Dublin (Irish: Baile Átha Cliath),is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and at the centre of the Dublin region.
Dublin has a population of some 495,000 (CSO Census 2002) within the official city boundary, though the population of the Dublin metropolitan area is considerably higher, with the development and spread of suburbs and satellite towns continuing into the surrounding areas.
Dublin's middle class snobs are often described as Dublin 4, referring to one of the city's wealthiest postal districts, in which the studios of Radio Telifís Éireann, the national broadcaster are located, as are a number of respected schools, colleges and a university.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Dublin   (3375 words)

 Dublin’s Fair City
One of Dublin’s major buildings, the General Post Office in O’Connell Street, still carries the scars of bullets that were fired during the Easter Rising of 1916.
The Post Office was the main headquarters of the republican rebels, and, as such, holds a special place in Irish memory and culture to this day.
Dublin is one of the biggest centers of the world IT industry outside of the US, and in recent years talented young developers have flocked to the city in search of work.
www.faremax.com /articles/europe/ireland/dublin.aspx   (837 words)

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Dublin's GPO is one of the world's oldest and most distinguished postal headquarters.
The General Post Office took its place in modern Irish history when it became the centre stage of the Easter Rising in 1916 and secured the distinction of becoming the centre of a revolution.
The GPO on Dublin's O'Connell Street is the administrative headquarters of An Post, the Irish Post Office, and is also Ireland's busiest Post Office.
www.anpost.ie /AnPost/MainContent/About+An+Post/History/GPO.htm   (683 words)

 Two-Day Dubliner
The author was born in the southern Dublin suburb of Rathgar on February 2, 1882, and irrationally remains one of the country’s national literary heroes, despite a distinct underlying criticism, especially of Dublin itself.
Arguably Dublin’s most famous writer, James Joyce famously claimed that the city could be rebuilt from scratch using his descriptions of it.
Dublin is alive with possibility, not only for the weekend tourist, but in the vibrant and friendly nature of its citizens.
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 The Rising revisited - The Boston Globe
British troops in the gutted interior of Dublin's General Post Office, virtually demolished by British shell fire during the 1916 Easter Rising.
DUBLIN --WHEN BERTIE AHERN, Ireland's prime minister, recently declared it was time to reinstate the military parade that used to commemorate the Easter Rising, the quixotic and short-lived rebellion launched by a small band of Irish republicans against the British empire in 1916, the idea was both embraced and rejected here as revolutionary.
Among the handful of paintings that hang in his office is a portrait of one of his heroes, Padraig Pearse, the Easter Rising leader.
www.boston.com /news/globe/ideas/articles/2005/12/04/the_rising_revisited   (1216 words)

 TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN DUBLIN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Dublin Castle was built between 1208 and 1220 on the site of a Viking stronghold.
The General Post Office was re-opened in 1929 and has been open ever since.
Dublin is a very beautiful City that words cannot describe it must be seen for yourself to understand the real beauty it holds.
www.aurora.komvux.norrkoping.se /crumlin/dublin/sinead3.htm   (259 words)

 The Easter Rising - Ireland travelogue
The General Post Office in Dublin was the centre of the Easter Rising.
On Easter Monday 1916 Pearse and Connolly marched with 150 men to the General Post Office.
Although the rebels did not have the full support of the population, the executions gave the nation her martyrs.
www.arvendalstudios.com /eire/tour1993/eire1993-14.html   (116 words)

 The General Post Office Dublin Ireland
The General Post Office Dublin Ireland - Touris
In 1916 an Irish republic was proclaimed from the General Post Office by Padraig Pearse and James Connolly who were leaders of the Easter Rising.
A fire broke out, destroying most of the interior and the General Post Office was closed until it was renovated in 1929.
www.tourist-information-dublin.co.uk /general-post-office-dublin/general-post-office.htm   (195 words)

 General Post Office (GPO) | Museum/Attraction Review | Dublin | Frommers.com
Don't be fooled by the nondescript name: with a facade of Ionic columns and Greco-Roman pilasters 60m (197 ft.) long and 17m (56 ft.) high, this is more than a post office -- it is the symbol of Irish freedom.
Built between 1815 and 1818, it was the main stronghold of the Irish Volunteers during the Easter Uprising.
On Easter Sunday, 1916, Patrick Pearse stood on its steps and read a proclamation declaring a free Irish Republic that began, "In every generation the Irish people have asserted their right to national freedom and sovereignty." Then he and an army of supporters barricaded themselves inside the post office.
www.frommers.com /destinations/dublin/A19780.html   (370 words)

 O'Nuallainv. Dublin Corporation
The General Post Office (designed by the distinguished Irish Architect Francis Johnston) was built in 1820.
The monument should be a new symbol and image of Dublin for the Twenty-first century (such as, for example, the Eiffel Tower is for Paris and the Statue of Liberty is for New York).
It is not expressly agreed that the General Post Office is the most significant building on the street, but in fact there is no real significant divergence of architectural opinion in this regard.
www.ucc.ie /law/irlii/cases/154_99.htm   (3915 words)

 office dublin topics, news and information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
Links The Irish Office The NUJ in Ireland The Irish Executive Council The NUJís Irish Office is in Dublinís Liberty Hall, a landmark building on the site of the original headquarters of Jim Larkin...
The scanned copy of the letter below dated February 7th 2002 from the General Post Office (in Dublin) appears to fully clarify the situation as far as Post Office delivery dates are concerned: and...
The General Register Office An tSeirbhÌs um Chl·r Sibhialta The General Register Office is to be re-located from Joyce House, 8/11 Lombard Street East, Dublin 2 to Government Offices, Convent Road...
www.dublinelevation.net /c/officedublin   (1217 words)

 Modern Irish Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
In all, they took well over fourteen locations and set up their headquarters in the General Post Office, where they flew Irish flags and declared the creation of a provisional government of the new Irish Republic.
Even though Dublin was burning and food and water supplies were cut off, none of the major strongpoints surrendered.
By Friday, all of the women were ordered out of the General Post Office in the morning and the rebels escaped later in the day when it became clear that the building was going to collapse.
alumni.imsa.edu /~sverma/HistoricalEvents/EasterRising.html   (713 words)

 W3Perl - Histoire - Irlande - The Easter Rising   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
On 24 April 1916, Patrick Pearse stood outside the General Post Office in Dublin and read a proclamation announcing the establishment of an Irish republic under a provisional government.
Despite this setback, and knowing that their forces would be limited to a modest number of Dublin Volunteers as well as the ICA, Pearse and Connolly decided that a rising must take place, if only as a blood sacrifice to arouse the Irish people.
The army in Dublin was reinforced, and heavy artillery was deployed against the republican strongholds.
www.w3perl.com /www/histoire/irlande/easter.html   (633 words)

 Holidayhound - Dublin, 1916 Easter Rising; Irish history, Easter Monday, Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-23)
It garnered little respect for the leaders due to the massive destruction caused to the streets of Dublin, and even as the proclamation of the Republic was announced by Pádraig Pearse the natives of the capital scuttled past with an air of bemused indifference.
These lofty ideals were proclaimed by Pearse, a mild mannered schoolteacher, from outside the General Post Office (GPO) in Dublin that Monday after the IRB had seized no less than 14 public buildings.
The GPO still bears the scars, but nowadays they are viewed with pride as a reminder of the tenacity of those who were willing to sacrifice so much in the face of defeat for their ideals to leave a different Ireland to their children.
www.holidayhound.com /editorials/t1dpeasadvise.htm   (855 words)

 General Post Office - Wikipedia
The term General Post Office is used by a number of postal administrations[?] worldwide.
Notably, it was the former name of the British postal administration, which at one time combined the functions of state post and telecommunications carrier.
this is a stub article: a proper article on the history of the Royal Mail and the British Post Office in all its incarnations, pre- and post-privatisation, needs to be written
wikipedia.findthelinks.com /gp/GPO.html   (78 words)

 Thousands celebrate `terrible beauty' of Ireland's Easter 1916 rebellion
Soldiers march past the General Post Office building during the 90th anniversary parade for the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, Ireland, Sunday April 16, 2006.
As the green, white and orange Tricolor of the Irish Republic was lowered to half-mast over the General Post Office, an army officer stepped forward to recreate the moment when Ireland's eventual independence was proclaimed by rebel leader Padraig Pearse.
The government mounted a similarly grand General Post Office commemoration of the Rising on its 50th anniversary in 1966.
www.freenewmexican.com /news/42337.html   (1472 words)

 Socialist Standard April 2006 The easter Rising-90 years on. Page 6 and 7
The excuse for originally cancelling the Commemoration was that the army was so overstretched on foreign UN peace-keeping duties that it couldn’t stage a march of a couple of hours’ duration in Dublin.
The fear was that the Provisional IRA might well be the political and military beneficiaries of a dramatic outburst of the patriotic emotion engendered by the establishment’s recognition of a Rising that had even less justification than the resuscitation of the IRA in 1970.
At a practical level he appears to have been an inoffensive pedagogue but his writings reveal another side to the man, a side that might well have preoccupied a psychiatrist, for his alter ego was a soldier of destiny with an inclination for blood sacrifice.
www.worldsocialism.org /spgb/apr06/page6.html   (764 words)

 WashingtonPost.com: N. Ireland Special Report
In 1916, Irish nationalists stormed the General Post Office and other key buildings in Dublin during Easter week, proclaiming the formation of an Irish republic.
Violence escalated as the Irish Repubican Army, led by Michael Collins, fought Britain in a bloody war for independence – one that ended with the partitioning of the northern and southern parts of the island by the Government of Ireland Act in 1920.
The partitioning would have a lasting impact on the island as the act provided for separate parliaments: one in Belfast serving six counties in the north and the other in Dublin for the remaining 26 counties.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/inatl/longterm/nireland/overview.htm   (1535 words)

 frontline: the ira & sinn fein: readings: the proclamation of the irish republic | PBS
The Easter Rising was an armed assault by Irish Republican rebels on the Dublin General Post Office and other parts of the city on Easter Monday, April 24, 1916.
A volunteer army was led into Dublin by rebel Padraig Pearse, poet, schoolteacher and Republican leader and seized control of the General Post Office and other strategic locations nearby.
Pearse read this proclamation aloud from the steps of the Post Office, declaring himself and six other signatories as the provisional government of the Irish Republic.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/ira/readings/easter.html   (201 words)

 Easter Rising 1916
They included the General Post Office, the Four Courts, Jacob’s Factory, Boland’s Bakery, the South Dublin Union, St. Stephen’s Green and later the College of Surgeons.
He was arrested in Dublin on 25th April, taken to Portobello Barracks and shot by firing squad next morning without trial.
Their decision was then made known to and accepted sometimes reluctantly, by all the rebel garrisons still fighting both in the capital and in the provinces.
www.irishroots.org /aoh/rising.htm   (1236 words)

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