The GPO is not only the headquarters of the post office in Ireland, it is the birthplace of Irish communications. On Easter Monday 23 April 1916 it became a key positional point for the rebels during the Rising. Inside in the An Post Museum there is a copy of the Proclamation and a short film telling the story of what happened in the GPO's telegraph room on the afternoon of its capture.

The GPO is not only the headquarters of the post office in Ireland, it is the birthplace of Irish communications. On Easter Monday 23 April 1916 it became a key positional point for the rebels during the Rising. Inside in the An Post Museum there is a copy of the Proclamation and a short film telling the story of what happened in the GPO's telegraph room on the afternoon of its capture.

1916 Rising Fact File Display Posters

1916 Rising Fact File Display Posters

Ten fascinating facts and misconceptions about the 1916 Rising (PHOTOS) - IrishCentral.com

Ten fascinating facts and misconceptions about the 1916 Rising (PHOTOS) - IrishCentral.com

1916 Rising Signatories Fact Files Posters - Easter 1916 Rising, irish history, fact files, signatories, display posters

1916 Rising Signatories Fact Files Posters - Easter 1916 Rising, irish history, fact files, signatories, display posters

Not totally clear on all the details of the 1916 Easter Rising? In honor of the upcoming centenary, here’s an infographic to help.

Not totally clear on all the details of the 1916 Easter Rising? In honor of the upcoming centenary, here’s an infographic to help.

Before and after the Rising - footage of Dublin in 1915 and 1916  “Ruins of bombed & burned buildings” depicted in historic newsreels.

Before and after the Rising - footage of Dublin in 1915 and 1916 “Ruins of bombed & burned buildings” depicted in historic newsreels.

Kilmainham Gaol, place of execution of the leaders of the 1916 Rising. Photo: Eweht/Creative Commons

Kilmainham Gaol, place of execution of the leaders of the 1916 Rising. Photo: Eweht/Creative Commons

Why Patrick Pearse was always photographed in profile and other lesser known tidbits of information.

Why Patrick Pearse was always photographed in profile and other lesser known tidbits of information.

"The Birth of the Irish Republic" depicts the 1916 Rising from inside the GPO.

"The Birth of the Irish Republic" depicts the 1916 Rising from inside the GPO.

Here Are 16 Things You Probably Never Knew About The 1916 Rising In Dublin

Here Are 16 Things You Probably Never Knew About The 1916 Rising In Dublin

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We put together 15 facts about the Irish tricolour and its significance to the 1916 Rising

We put together 15 facts about the Irish tricolour and its significance to the 1916 Rising

Some of the stranger misconceptions and facts that have emerged about Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising.

Some of the stranger misconceptions and facts that have emerged about Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising.

1916 Rising Revolutionists t-shirts

1916 Rising Revolutionists t-shirts

1916 Rising Revolutionists t-shirts

1916 Rising Revolutionists t-shirts

A handbook to the events and locations of the Easter 1916 Rising. This ‘1916 bible’ will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in recent Irish history who wants to separate the facts from the fiction.

A handbook to the events and locations of the Easter 1916 Rising. This ‘1916 bible’ will be invaluable to anyone with an interest in recent Irish history who wants to separate the facts from the fiction.

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