Ireland Issued Stamp on Bicentenary of Dublin GPO

The imposing Georgian building is said to be the oldest still-functioning postal headquarters in the world.

It was designed by Armagh architect Francis Johnston, and served as headquarters for the rebels in the 1916 Easter Rising.  The one Euro stamp is based on an 1820 engraving by Robert Havell and Son.

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