Discover this lost chapter of Kilmainham’s and Inchicore’s history in the heart of Dublin.

Discover a history spanning over 200 years and the key role Richmond Barracks played in the history of our nation. Learn about the lives of the soldiers who were stationed here, the 1916 Rising rebels who were held here, as well as the people who lived and learned here when the army had gone. The guided tour traces the story of the men, women and children who all passed through this remarkable space. Guided tours last approximately 50 minutes.

Built in 1814, Richmond Barracks was one of Dublin’s largest British Army barracks. It was here that over 3,000 of the men and women involved in the 1916 Easter Rising were held following the surrender.

In addition to six of the seven signatories of the Proclamation and seven others later executed at Kilmainham Gaol, other notable Irish people held in the gymnasium include: Eamon De Valera, Countess Markievicz, Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith, William T. Cosgrave, Eoin MacNeill, Thomas Ashe, Noel Lemass and Sean T. O’Kelly.

The Barracks includes a restored early 20th century classroom, with authentic features and original school registers dating from 1895.

With audio visuals and interactive screens you can discover the history of Richmond Barracks, the social history of St Michael’s Estate and St Michael’s CBS.

  • The Soldiers Gymnasium
  • Social History
  • Goldenbridge Cemetery

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00. Daily guided tours at 11:00, 13:00 and 14:00

Closed Sundays

Note: It is always advisable to check the website as times subject to change due to private event hire.



Admission Prices 2020

Adult €8.00
Senior €5.00
Student €5.00
Family €18.00

Please see website for further details on admission rates and tour details

Useful Information

Check out their range of facilities, services, accessibility, and other useful information.

LANGUAGES: Brochures available in English. Guided Tours can be arranged in Irish, English and French. Pre-booking essential.

DINING / REFRESHMENTS: ‘The Officers Mess’ café serves a range of snacks including sandwiches, wraps, baps, quiche, homemade soups, selection of cakes and hot and cold drinks. The Mess is open 10:00 to 16:00. Capacity for 40 to 50 people. Group catering available by pre-booking.

SHOPPING: Literature relating to the Barracks and the local area is available to purchase from reception.

PARKING: Car and coach parking on-site.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY: Fully wheelchair accessible with accessible toilets.

ASSISTANCE/GUIDE DOGS: Assistance / Guide dogs are permitted.

GROUPS: Group rates available (minimum 6 people). Pre-booking required.

WiFi: Free WiFi

Getting There

Behind St Michael’s Church, Inchicore. 20 minute walk from Heuston Station. 5 minutes from Goldenbridge/Drimnagh Luas Stop (Red Line).

Map Location: 53.338540, -6.316193
Contact Richmond Barracks

Patriots Path, Off Bulfin Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8, Ireland

Eircode: D08 YY05
T: +353 (0) 1 222 8400
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