The Story of An Post
This page explores the history of the postal service and how it has evolved down through the ages. It also delves into when the first stamp was issued and how the Post Office ensured that people stayed in touch no matter where they were in the world.This lesson plan activity can be used in Art/ Craft/ Design. Students are asked to create an image/ model with support studies and to design a stamp using the template provided.
Creativity and An Post
Moving Your Mail
This page takes a look at how the mail has been transported down through the years, from the olden days when it was on horseback to airplanes, trucks, vans, bikes and on foot today.
The GPO and the 1916 Rising
This page introduces the General Post Office and delves into its history and the important part it played in the 1916 Rising. It also explains the role of the GPO today.Activity 1: This activity can be used in history class. Students can take a quiz based on the events of the 1916 Rising.Activity 2: This activity can be used in conjunction with History class and English class. It asks students to imagine they lived in Dublin during the Rising and describe what they saw on the streets during that time.
1916 Rising quiz sheet
The An Post Museum
This page introduces the An Post Museum Exhibition - Letters, Lives and Liberty that is housed inside the GPO. Here's where you can find out all you need to know about the GPO, Irish stamps and the Irish postal service.A video takes students through a virtual tour of the museum.Tip: Have you thought of the An Post Museum, part of Dublin's Cultural Trail, as a venue for your school tour?Opening times:Monday to Friday 10am to 5pmSaturday 10am to 4pmLast admission is 30 minutes before closingSchools can pre-book a tour via email@example.com or 01 7057420