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History talk with Donal Fallon

'The Civil War and Dublin 8 

Saturday 13 May


Booking Required

If the Decade of Centenaries began for many with commemoration of the Lockout in 2013, it has arrived at its conclusion with the anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Donal Fallon's talk will take you through the history of some of the key Dublin 8 sites that were significant to the conflict including Richmond Barracks, Kilmainham Gaol and Goldenbridge Cemetery. 


Donal Fallon is the presenter of the Three Castles Burning podcast and author of Three Castles Burning: A History of Dublin in Twelve Streets.

The assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP by two London-born members of the IRA was the catalyst for Ireland's Civil War. Who ordered the shooting and what role did Michael Collins have in it? Using never before released documentation from the military archives, Ronan McGreevy unravels one of the great mysteries of Irish history. 


Ronan McGreevy is an Irish Times journalist and videographer. He is the author of a number of books, most recently the Assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP which was named by the Sunday Business Post as the history book of 2022. He was named a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French government in 2018 for his work on remembrance of the First World War. 


History talk with Ronan McGreevy

Michael Collins and the assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP 

Saturday 13th May


Booking Required

Saints Alive! - St Patrick’s Athletic in the Brian Kerr Era, 1986-1996

An interview with Dermot Looney & Brian Kerr

Saturday 13th May 


Booking Required


This event at Richmond Barracks will see former Pat’s manager and Irish football legend Brian Kerr interviewed by St Pat’s historian Dermot Looney, author of the recently-published Saints Rising - The Early History of St Patrick's Athletic FC. Brian will speak about his ten years in charge at the Saints, bringing a club who had fallen on hard times back to the top of Irish football to win two League of Ireland Premier Division titles.


The event will explore the move away from Richmond Park, the struggles of getting back to Inchicore, adventures in Europe and further afield, and some of the characters on and off the pitch who made this a golden era for St Pat’s and football in Dublin 8. The interview will be accompanied by videos and images from the era, and will feature a Q and A session for those in attendance. All welcome.


Saints Alive! – Player Panels at The Saint public house, Emmet Rd Inchicore,

8pm, Saturday May 13th 


This event will immediately follow the Richmond Barracks talk. Club legends who played for St Pat’s between 1986 and 1996 will tell their stories at a light-hearted event in The Saint public house. They will be interviewed in a panel format by Saints fans Paul Maguire and Joe O’Rourke. Video highlights of games from the era will be displayed in the pub on the night. Over 18s only.

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Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Walking Tour

Saturday 13th May

Walk in the footsteps of the 1916 leaders as they went to their deaths in Kilmainham Gaol following a cursory court-martial at Richmond Barracks. 


Along the way you will hear of local poets and poetry. Learn about the police and military riot on Emmet Road during the 1913 lock-out and how six young lads from Inchicore fought for democracy in the Spanish Civil War. 


You will hear of the malevolent doings of the Sham Squire and how ‘Carey told on Skin the Goat’. 


The tour concludes at Ronan Gillespie’s evocative sculpture commemorating those executed in Stonebreakers yard.


“Fergus’s great storytelling and knowledge was both entertaining and captivating. Would highly recommend it to friends and family." - Tripadvisor review.


Each tour lasts approximately one hour and 15 minutes. The tour begins at Richmond Barracks and ends at Inchicore Road, opposite Kilmainham Gaol. Please note, this tour does not include a visit to Kilmainham Gaol itself. 


Children's History Workshop: Tell us more about Inchicore!

Saturday 13th May


Do you have a favourite part of Inchicore? Do you know any stories about its history?

Join Dublin’s Historian-in-Residence for Children Dervilia Roche for this free, interactive workshop for children aged 9 - 12 at Richmond Barracks.


Step back in time as we trace the history of Inchicore and surrounding areas, and help us learn more about the area by telling us about your favourite Inchicore places, buildings or stories. Where would you take someone if you wanted to show them the best bits of Inchicore or its history?


Children should be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

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Goldenbridge Cemetery Tour
Saturday 13th May

Booking Required

Visitors can once again experience the atmospheric surrounds of Goldenbridge Cemetery on our guided tours through Ireland's first garden cemetery. Founded by Daniel O’Connell almost 200 years ago, as Ireland's first non-denominational burial ground, visitors can walk through this unspoilt 19th century garden cemetery and learn about its unique history, including the vaults, the watchmen, the Cuban guard dogs and the body snatchers. Led by professional tour guides, the tour will visit the graves of two former Taoisigh as well as the graves of the many men, women and children buried here, whose stories shine a light on 19th century Irish life and society.


“A hidden gem … a peaceful resting place full of history” - Tripadvisor review


Please note, the tour through the Garden Cemetery takes place on uneven terrain and paths and we ask all visitors to wear sturdy footwear and please follow the guides instructions and directions at all times. This is an outdoor experience so please dress for all weathers. Whilst walking tours are a safe and enjoyable experience, in order to ensure social distancing, our group size is limited.


The meeting point is at Richmond Barracks.


Goldenbridge Cemetery is owned and managed by Dublin Cemeteries Trust.

Biodiversity Tour From Richmond Barracks to Stillgarden Distillery 

Saturday 13th May



Join our resident eco-gardener Polly Rowley-Sams to explore the biodiversity of Inchicore. 


Discover the ecology of the locality and the surprising flora and fauna found within it on this tour that takes you through St. Michael's Estate, along the canal and back towards the village of Inchicore. Visit some unexpected local treasures along the way. This tour has been developed in collaboration with local environmental groups and highlights the important role we can all play in supporting biodiversity locally. 


Some practical information 

Our biodiversity walking tour is an outdoor experience so please dress for all weathers and wear comfortable shoes. The tour begins in Richmond Barracks and ends on Tyrconnell Road, and lasts approximately an hour and a half. 


We welcome guide dogs, but unfortunately cannot permit any other dogs on this tour.

Picnic in The Park

Join us for a picnic in Richmond Barracks on Saturday the 13th of May from 12:30-3 pm. Bring your sambos and your picnic blanket and chill out in the beautiful surroundings of the Richmond Barracks garden.

We'll be starting at 12.30 pm with a Teddy Bear's Picnic with Inchicore Library (make sure to bring your teddy!) Then afterwards we will be relaxing, playing some games, having some music and serving tea, orange squash and buns. We look forward to seeing you! (please note the picnic is weather dependent and won't take place if it is raining)

No Booking Required

Make A Flipbook Animation workshop

Saturday 13th May


Join animator Joseph Orr to learn to create a flipbook animation. Flipbooks are ideal for young people interested in drawing and animation. Using 'my neighbourhood' as a theme to inspire your ideas, you will learn how to use the basic principles of hand drawn animation to make your own creations come to life. 


The workshop is a mixture of live demonstrations, easy to follow drawing guides and practical hands-on creativity. All materials are provided and you get to take your flipbook home with you. 


This workshop is suitable for 8-13 year olds. 

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