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.

The Great War

With yesterday being Remembrance Sunday and tomorrow Armistice Day, people everywhere are remembering those who were killed and injured in the First World War and other terrible conflicts. Many Post Office employees, including Irishmen, joined the army: some chose to join particular regiments, some like young Mr. Lonergan, a Boy Messenger from Fethard, the Post Office Rifles, while others  served with famous Irish regiments like the Royal Dublin Fusiliers.  The official circulars of the war years carry the weekly toll of those who died. Our image today is drawn from An Post’s archive and lists the names of some of those Post Office colleagues who died.

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Post Office Roll of Honour

RMS Leinster 1918

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This weekend we remember all those, including the postal staff, who died when the mail boat, Leinster, was sunk on the 10th October 1918 not far out from Dun Laoghaire. Some 500 people died in the tragedy. There is a memorial plaque in our Museum and in the post office in Dun Laoghaire too.