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‘The GPO – Two Hundred Years’ at the IAA 2014

Irish Architectural Archive,
45 Merrion Square,
10am to 5pm, Tuesdays to Fridays
Free Event 

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 building as 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.

photo of GPO, 1865 by F.H. Mares.

Parnell Square in Photographs is NOT an IAF event and is delivered by The Irish Architectural Archive for more information please visit this website.