The War of Independence: Communication & Conflict

From April 4th
The War of Independence: Communication & Conflict

GPO Witness History is delighted to launch a new exhibition about the impact of the War of Independence on the communication and postal system in Ireland

The exhibition looks at the War of Independence through the eyes of the Post Office, focusing on the centrality of communications, the measures taken by each side to safeguard its own lines of communication and the disruption caused to the Post Office and its services by the conflict.

As the principal provider of postal and telecommunications services at the time, the Post Office and its staff were in the eye of the storm during this period. Attacks on postal staff and infrastructure were very frequent and while most members of staff upheld their duty to their employer, some played a part in passing on information to the Volunteers and IRA.


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