Situated in the heart of Dublin, the Post office is a historical site. Years ago with no telecommunication and social networking, the post was the only way to keep in touch and connect with each other. In the later 16th and early 17th century the Post Office adapted to life and expanded its services: telephone, banking and telegraph. Before 1840, the Post Office served State itself and mainly wealthy people, but as the railway service grew, and there were more demand for education and increased interest in literacy, the post became accessible and used by all. In the 1916 Rising it was occupied by British and paid a big role into freedom. Even today, if you come close to the beautiful building, you can see the bullet holes, a reminder of Irish way to freedom. For more than two centuries, it has been headquarters of the Irish Post Office and it successfully operates today and is a big and unique part of everyday Irish life. Today An Post is one of the biggest companies in Ireland employing over 10 000 staff.