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18 December 2019

A New Chapter at Richmond Barracks

A New Chapter at Richmond Barracks
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In January 2020, Dublin City Council will transfer the management and operation of Richmond Barracks in Inchicore to Dublin City Council Culture Company.

Richmond Barracks will remain an important centre for the local community and alongside the existing historical tours and talks, it will offer longer opening hours, a maker space and a self service library.

A new programme called Culture Connects will also run from the centre offering new opportunities to participate in cultural activities for people of all ages.

Dublin City Council Culture Company is excited to work with the local community to contribute to the cultural story of Richmond Barracks and the surrounding area.

Join us for tea and chats

From accommodating British Regiment soldiers to becoming a key centrepiece in the struggle for Irish Independence, and even operating as a school, few buildings have as rich and varied a history as Richmond Barracks does.

We know there are stories within the walls of Richmond Barracks that are yet to be told and we want you to help us tell them. We’d love to hear from you about the building, the local area and the things that matter to you.

Pop in and join us for a cup of tea and a chat, talk to us about your wishes for the centre and find out more about our plans. We’ll have the kettle on and the biscuits ready on Wednesday, January 22nd from 4 pm to 5.30 pm so come along and talk to us.

Get Involved/Visit

From January 2020, as part of Culture Connects we will be introducing a series of taster sessions at Richmond Barracks. If you’ve ever wanted to try singing, dancing, fixing, making, painting, writing or anything in between now is your chance.

Pop along to one of our “try it out” sessions and find something new to explore. No experience necessary and all of our taster sessions are free of charge.

Book a place and find out more about the things you can try out here.

Book a Tour

Tours at Richmond Barracks will not operate the week of the 6th January, but will reopen from 13th January and will run twice daily, Monday to Saturday at 11 am and 2 pm. You can book your tour online here.