Here you can find information about the events and activities taking place at Richmond Barracks over the Culture Date with Dublin 8 weekend, 18th and 19th May.
Some events require ticket booking. Events book out quickly, so book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
GUIDED TOUR OF RICHMOND BARRACKS AND GOLDENBRIDGE CEMETERY
SATURDAY 18TH MAY
Discover the unique history of Richmond Barracks, which served as a British Army Garrison from 1814 to 1922. On this guided tour you will find out about its use as the internment centre of the 1916 rebels and site of the courts-martial.
You will also pay a visit the on-site classroom from the past and learn about the rich social history associated with Keogh Square and St Michael’s Estate.
This guided tour includes a visit to nearby Goldenbridge Cemetery, founded by Daniel O’Connell in 1829, which is the first non-denominational and garden cemetery in Ireland.
SATURDAY 18TH MAY
Richmond Barracks is delighted to invite you to a Biodiversity Workshop on Saturday, May 18th to hear about the wildlife and wonders of nature that exist in Dublin City.
Mairead Stack of NatureCubsIreland will illustrate the amazing diversity of wild animals that live on our doorstep and give you some tricks of the trade to spot their tracks and trails. Mairead will also reveal what we can do in our gardens and neighbourhoods to help our local wild creatures. Workshop includes a walkabout in our garden to look for bees, butterflies and insects. Children are welcome.
MUSICAL TOUR OF RICHMOND BARRACKS
SUNDAY 19TH MAY
Explore the history of Richmond Barracks through music and song with local musicians Bernie Tynan and Tony Casey. Sing along to old favourites including It’s a Long way to Tipperary, The Foggy Dew, Grace and many more in our atmospheric Gymnasium and old-style classroom.