GPO: Witness History

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Things to do in County Dublin, Ireland - GPO: Witness History - YourDaysOut
General Post Office, North City, Dublin, Ireland
Open Monday – Sunday 9.00 am–5:30 pm (last admission 4:30 pm). Closed New Year’s Day, St.Patrick’s Day, Easter Sunday, Dec 24-26.
Adult - EUR 10.00 Child - EUR 5.00 Family - EUR 25.00
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The GPO “Witness History” is a new visitor attraction which puts you right inside the GPO during Easter Week in 1916. History comes to life as you experience events from both sides of the conflict and through the eyes of bystanders caught in the crossfire, availing of electronic touch screens, video, audio visual booths, sound and authentic artefacts (many previously unseen). You can compose newspaper reports, examine the original copy of the Proclamation and send Morse code to declare the Irish Republic by radio. Explore the events of the Easter Week through personal stories, eyewitness accounts and historical artefacts; use interactive maps to route military dispatches from the GPO to Stephen’s Green; compare the life of a wealthy child in Dublin at the time to the life of a child of the tenements; use touch screens to learn about the events leading up to the 1916 Easter Rising and its aftermath; examine the impact the Rising had on Ireland (both North and South)...

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