Richmond Barracks is a neighbourhood hub that celebrates the rich stories and experiences of the local community, past and present. It is a venue of national and historical importance and was a key site for many significant events in Ireland’s history.
The Barracks originally built in 1810, is located within a vibrant community and along with a programme of historical tours and talks, the building co-locates a library, creative workshops, cultural events and classes, offering new opportunities for people of all ages to participate in cultural activities. You can also discover the adjoining historic Goldenbridge Cemetery, the first major Catholic burial ground set out in the city after Catholic Emancipation.
Richmond Barrack also now offer great tours of these attractions and the wider area:
Spanning over 200 years, discover the story of Richmond Barracks and the key role that it played in the history of our nation. Learn about the lives of the soldiers who were stationed here, the 1916 Rising rebels who were held here, as well as the people who lived and learned here when the army had gone. The 50 minute guided tour traces the story of the men, women and children who all passed through this remarkable space. Daily tour at 1pm | Tour Tickets - €8 (adult) / €5 (conc)
The walk from Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham is steeped in Dublin’s rich historical, political and cultural landscape. On your journey you will discover local stories and hidden histories, intriguing architecture, cultural landmarks and walk in the footsteps of those 1916 Rising Rebels that were marched from Richmond Barracks to their execution. Tue, Thurs, Sat at 3pm Tour Tickets - €8 (adult) / €5 (conc) €50 Private group tours. For visitors who wish to stay within their family units or with a small group, our Private tours allows up to 8 people to experience a private guided walking tour together.
Almost 150 years after it was closed to the public, visitors can once again walk in the atmospheric surrounds of Goldenbridge garden cemetery, founded by Daniel O'Connell in 1842. Our guided tours will launch on Monday 24th August. Tours will run Mon, Wed, & Fri at 3pm.