The G.P.O Dublin 1916-2016 Easter Rising Centenary Free Standing Bronze Plaque. Width: 7.6 inch (19cm) Height: 3.8 inch (9.5cm) Depth: 1.8 inch (4.5cm). During the Easter Rising of 1916, the GPO served as the headquarters of the uprising's leaders. The building was destroyed by fire in the course of the rebellion and not repaired until the Irish Free State government took up the task some years later. The facade is all that remains of the original building. An original copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic is on display in the An Post museum at the GPO, where an exhibition, Letters, Lives & Liberty, highlights the history of the Post Office and the GPO. The building has remained a symbol of Irish nationalism. Despite its fame as an iconic place of Irish freedom, ground rent continued to be paid to English and American landlords until the 1980s. Each G.P.O. Dublin Easter Rising Free Standing Bronze Plaque is carefully packaged for posting.