Thursday Doors – Still in Dublin

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.

Thanks for visiting this week. There are lots more Thursday Doors to be found on Norm’s blog.


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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14 Responses to Thursday Doors – Still in Dublin

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Great doors, and I love that coffered ceiling!

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  2. Sheree says:

    Beautiful old wooden doors and lovely Post Office.

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  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Lovely shots Jean and another vote here for that amazing ceiling. No one does this style anymore…at least not around here.

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  5. Yeah, I’ve noticed that in many countries the post offices have a particularly nice style! Humorous that the angle of your image focuses on the feet of those two:) You see a plot?

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  6. It’s gorgeous! I love how rich and lovely the wood looks inside it.

    Interesting history too!

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  7. Seen general post office door but not knowing about Easter rising then did not pay to go in – trying to reverse my ignorance of Easter rising now!

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    • My sister was with me and had already taken that tour in the past, so I didn’t do it on that trip. We just went inside the main building, which is free to enter as it’s a post office. I’m still learning new things about the Easter rising as time goes on. It was only a few years ago that I found out forty children died during it. Civilian casualties were not highlighted much in the past but they are an important part of it, too.

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