Eoin Kinsella – The Irish Defence Forces, 1922-2022

Richmond Barracks Dublin 8, Dublin

Tracing its history to the foundation of the Irish Volunteers in 1913, the Irish Defence Forces has evolved beyond recognition from the force that emerged in tandem with the new state in 1922. Highlighting the men and women of the Army, Air Corps, Naval Service and Reserve, Eoin Kinsella’s recent study offers the first complete...

Children’s History Workshop: Timeline Puzzle

Richmond Barracks Dublin 8, Dublin

Join Dublin’s Historian in Residence for Children, Dervilia Roche, for a free, interactive workshop for children aged 9 – 12. Explore the history of Richmond Barracks in puzzle form and piece together a timeline of the building’s past. Note: Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the workshop. Click here to book.

Textile Roots – Ireland’s Textile Heritage

Richmond Barracks Dublin 8, Dublin

Creating textiles has always been at the heart of Irish culture. Weaving goes back to ancient times and Ireland enjoyed a thriving wool trade up until the late 17th century, from the 19th century onwards lacemaking, weaving and the Aran knit threw a lifeline to struggling rural communities. Today, the heritage continues to inspire. Using...

Our Shared Built Military Heritage: the online mapping, inventorying and recording of the Army Barracks of Ireland, 1690-1921

Richmond Barracks Dublin 8, Dublin

Ireland has the remains of about 400 army barracks built between 1690 and 1921. While a few remain in military use in the twenty-first century in both Northern Ireland and the Republic, the story of this built heritage is largely unknown or at times simply avoided because of its association with British rule. These sites...

Turas Siúil ó Dún Richmond go Chill Mhaighneann

Beairic Richmond (Meeting point for walking tour), Baile Átha Cliath 8, Baile Átha Cliath

Tá an tsiúlóid ó Dhún Richmond go Cill Mhaighneann fréamhaithe i dtírdhreach saibhir stairiúil agus polaitiúil Bhaile Átha Cliath. Maireann gach turas timpeall uair an chloig agus 15 nóiméad. Tosaíonn an turas ag Dún Richmond agus críochnaíonn sé ag Bóthar Inse Chór, os comhair Phríosún Chill Mhaighneann. Turais faoi stiúir ag an staraí agus treoraí...

“We were there” – 77 women of the Easter Rising

Richmond Barracks Dublin 8, Dublin

Richmond Barracks is delighted to welcome Liz Gillis, co-author (with Mary McAuliffe) of Richmond Barracks, 1916 “We were there” – 77 women of the Easter Rising’. A landmark text published in 2016, it shone a light on a previously overlooked aspect of the revolutionary period. In the words of John Banville, “This book goes a...