More photos from Dublin in this week’s Thursday Doors. The General Post Office or GPO is the headquarters of An Post, the state-owned provider of Ireland’s postal service. The foundation stone was laid in 1814 and took three years to build. A century later the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising used it as their headquarters and it was almost entirely destroyed in the rebellion, except for its granite facade. A fact I didn’t know till I did some research was that ground rent for the GPO continued to be paid to English and American landlords right up to the 1980s. Let’s take a look inside.
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