The Irish Architectural Archive is hosting an exhibition showcasing the contentious history of Dublins GPO as part of ‘Parnel Square in Photographs’
Irish Architectural Archive,
45 Merrion Square,
10am to 5pm, Tuesdays to Fridays
An excellent exhibition about Dublin’s General Post Office’s rich history. From Francis Johnson design, through the revolution period which almost destroyed it, until 1929 when the renovations were finished and the buildingas we know it today reopened to the public .
The postal business throughout the world has undergone great change and buildings which were once the pride of their cities have been sold and used for other purposes. The GPO is remarkable not just for the special place it holds in Irish history, and for its handsome architecture, but for the fact that – after two centuries – it continues successfully to fulfill its original purpose as the headquarters of the Irish Post Office. A place of business and public service, of remembrance, protest and pageantry, the GPO deserves the unique place it holds in the affections of Irish people everywhere.