Merry Christmas

This year we are not only celebrating Christmas but also two hundred years since the foundation stone of the GPO was laid in 1814. There will be free entry to the An Post Museum from the 8th December till Christmas Eve so do come and take a look at our exhibition, Letters, Lives & Liberty, and if you drop in at lunch-time, you’ll also be able to join in with the traditional carol singing in the Public Office.

Have a very Happy Christmas.

An Post Museum and the GPO are closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Keep an eye on this page and our social media channels to keep up to date with details for events at the An Post Museum – GPO Dublin.

Savings Certificates – Old advertising poster

Saving Certsjpg

With the Irish budget putting up the tax on savings again, anyone who has anything to save might well be thinking of the Post Office as a good place to save! It has a good pedigree in this regard for the Post Office Savings Bank was set up by the Government way back in 1861 as a way of encouraging ordinary people with small amounts of money to save. Savings certificates and other products were gradually introduced over the years and have proved very popular down through the generations for anyone who can afford to put a little bit of money away for a few years – perhaps for a holiday or retirement as shown in this poster – while the tax-free interest accumulates.