It might seem somewhat strange to consider a post office a site of interest but the General Post Office on Dublin's main thoroughfare, O'Connell Street, is a building which was central to some key and pivotal events in recent Irish history. This great Georgian public building famously served as the headquarters of the leaders of 1916 Easter rising, a most important turning point in the history of the nation. The original facade still bears the scars of the uprising with bullet holes visible in the masonry of the columns. The building has been a lasting iconic symbol of nationalism since that period of history and to that end houses a number of historically valuable and interesting artefacts including an original copy of the proclamation of the Irish Republic and an extended exhibition which will no doubt be extremely popular and significant as the 100 year anniversary of the Easter rising approaches.