Wild Goose Studio GPO $48.00

Description

During the Easter Rising of 1916, the General Post Office (GPO) was the headquarters of the Irish Volunteers. On Easter Monday of 1916, armed groups of the Irish Volunteers and the Citizen Army, commanded by Padraig Pearse and James Connolly, took over the GPO where they proclaimed the Irish Republic. The rebels held out for a week in the building before surrendering to the British forces. While the interior of the GPO was destroyed by fire because of persistent shelling, the main frontage escaped serious damage. Under the new Irish Government, reconstruction of the GPO began in 1925 and the building reopened in 1929

The Wild Goose Studio has cast a number of pieces to commemorate this event. This being one of them, the others are The Proclamation, Give Us The Future and We shall rise again.