In just a few short days An Post Museum will be taking part again in the annual festival called Heritage Week.
For those of you who don’t know what Heritage Week is, it is a week long celebration where Irish cultural and heritage institutions take part in celebrating Irish culture and heritage.
This time of year always has a buzz of activity around it for us here in the An Post Museum Office. From organising,tickets, information and telling people about what we are doing to celebrate Heritage Week. Each year we see 2,000 or more people come through the museum during the festival.
For all of us here in the An Post Museum the festival is always exciting, we get to meet wonderful people from all over the world. Some come to the GPO to see where the 1916 Rising took place and it is always bonus when you can show them the museum and tell people about the other aspects of the the Post Office before and after the Rising.
It is lovely to hear back from people on how they enjoyed visiting the exhibition Letters, Lives and Liberty and how they enjoyed learning something new. Many people carry with them wonderful stories of their own about how they are decended from people who either worked directly in the GPO or that their parents worked on the TPO system that the Post Office used to transport mails or that they worked on the telegraphic systems or the counters as clerks at one time. Sometimes you also get to meet people from other post offices from around the world.
Heritage Week at the GPO is a great place for people who have an interest or passion for information on the different sides of Irish history.
Entry is free to the An Post Museum during Heritage Week, so why not come along and join us?
Click on the links to learn more about the festival inside the GPO.