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An Post Archive

The An Post Archive exists to preserve, document and publicise the history of the Post Office in Ireland, to promote education and culture, to assist in the conduct of research and to support the business needs of the Company.

Archive material that was housed in the GPO in 1916 was burnt when the building was destroyed during the rebellion. Papers relating to the administration of the Department of Posts and Telegraphs, which was responsible for the Post Office until the 31 December 1983, are held in the National Archives of Ireland.

The archive principally collects primary source material and artifacts that relate to:

  • the historical development of the Post Office in Ireland
  • philately and postal history
  • the working lives of Post Office staff
  • policies, principles and business process
  • prominent figures in Post Office history
  • publicity and marketing.

The An Post archive collections are not publicly accessible but enquiries are welcome and staff are glad to answer any questions you may have relating to the archive. Enquiries can be made by e-mailing or by writing.



General Post Office (1-160), O’Connell

Street, Dublin 1 

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