Book review battleground the battle for the general post office 1916 daniel murray 21 december 2015 reviews this is a narrative work first and foremost on the events at the general post office in 1916 this one centres as the subtitle would suggest on the events at the general post office gpo and little else . Battleground the battle for the general post office 1916 on easter monday 24th april 1916 members of the irish citizen army and the irish volunteers under the command of pdraig pearse and james connolly occupied the general post office in sackville street dublin. Book review battleground the battle for the general post office 1916 1916 in focus by paul obrien 2015 for those who have been living under a rock for the past year 2016 is the centenary of what was possibly the most influential event in modern irish history. Battleground the battle for the general post office 1916 is an account of the general headquarters of the 1916 rising which saw the fiercest fighting. The gpo and the 1916 rising the gpo is located on oconnell street in dublins georgian quarter its a beautiful and iconic part of dublin city and has seen a lot of action down through the years from playing a part in irelands colourful history to serving as the headquarters of the postal service for over 150 years the general
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