Easter Rising 1916 Centenary Free Standing Bronze Plaque

  • Model: ITC-TF14

€42.99

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The G.P.O Dublin 1916 and Irish Volunteer Plaque.

Width: 6.5"(16.25cm) Height: 6.5"(16.25cm) Depth: 1"(2.5cm).

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.

In commemoration of the Rising, a statue depicting the death of the mythical hero Cúchulainn sculpted by Oliver Sheppard in 1911 is housed in the front of the building and was featured on the Irish ten shilling coin of 1966.

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 Bronze Free Standing Plaque is carefully packaged for posting.

Price includes postage in Ireland.

International Customers can view http:www.1916-easter-rising.com


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