A visit to Richmond Barracks
The 1916 Rising
Following the surrender the British military moved swiftly to deal with the situation. First of all they selected Richmond Barracks as a ‘holding centre’, they also decided that the leaders of the Rising and other officers would be held at Richmond Barracks for trial Within the gymnasium you will experience the anticipation, anguish and intensity, which would have filled this space following the Easter Rising 1916.
Richmond Barracks will tell you the story of those who have lived and worked for Ireland over the past 200 years. Visitors will be invited to step back in time to experience the fascinating history of Richmond Barracks, The rooms, the corridors, the furniture all tell a personal story which you will relate to – what were the conditions like for the rebels imprisoned in Richmond? What was it like to rear a family in Keogh’s Square? What was it like to go to school in St. Michaels CBS?
A tour of Richmond Barracks, will include a tour of the first catholic cemetery in Ireland, founded by Daniel O’Connell in 1828 Visitors will walk in an unspoilt garden cemetery learn about the vaults, the watchmen with the guard dogs, the story of bodysnatching, visit a Taoiseach’s grave, a child killed a result of a bullet wound in the 1916 Rising and an Irish rugby international who was member of the 1896 Lions tour to South Africa.
Self Guided: 10am - 3pm (close at 4pm)
Guided Tour: 11am & 2pm - Monday to Friday / 11am only on Saturday, Sunday & Bank Holiday
***Please note: Presently we do not have the facilities to take cash bookings.***
Is Richmond Barracks Closed for lunch?
Yes, it is closed for lunch between 12.45pm - 1.45pm Monday to Friday. Latest admission for self guided tours prior to lunch is 12 noon.
Are there discounts available for groups?
Discounts are available for groups of 6 or more. Please contact: 01-2228400 for more information.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
There are no ID requirements. We have worksheets for kids of all ages, an old fashioned class room and a scary visit to Goldenbridge cemetery.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Richmond Barracks is located off Bulfin Rd, corner of Emmet Road (R810), behind St Michael’s Church.
By Dublin Bikes: There is a bike stand on Emmet Rd, at the cross roads with Kilmainham. Richmond Barracks is a 5minute walk from here. Continue south from the stand, St Michael’s Church will come into view on the left. Turn left onto the laneway immediately after the church and the barracks will come into view.http://www.dublinbikes.ie/
By Bus: You can reach Richmond Barracks by taking any of these buses: 13, 13a, 40, 68. Get off at St Michaels Church, Emmet Road, Inchicore. Stop number 1946. Walk down the laneway at the side of the church and Richmond Barracks will be visible. Contact Dublin Bus for timetables. https://www.dublinbus.ie/
By Luas: The Red line. Drimnagh stop. Use walk over to cross the Canal. Walk straight down St Vincent St West towards St Michael’s Estate, keeping Goldenbridge Graveyard on your right. The barracks buildings will come into view on the right. Contact Luas for time tables. https://www.luas.ie/
By Car: Richmond Barracks is a 10 minute drive from the city centre. Drive to Emmet Road (R810), continue south towards Inchicore Village. Turn left of Emmet Rd onto Bulfin Rd at the side of St Michael’s Church. Turn immediately right, follow the road around to the barracks. Limited free Parking is available outside the barracks. Google Map Directions
By Train: Richmond Barracks is a 20 minute walk from Heuston Station, which is served by the 79 bus and the Red Luas line. http://www.irishrail.ie/
On Foot: Richmond Barracks is approximately 30 to 40 minutes from Dublin city centre.
GPS: LAT: 53.33854 LONG: -6.316193
LAT: N 53° 20' 18.744" LONG: W 6° 18' 58.294"
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Phone: +353 1 2228477