Set in the historic Richmond Barracks – within whose walls over 3,000 Irish rebels were held – this interactive, multimedia attraction traces the story of the site from military barracks to housing estate and from school, to exhibition centre. Book a tour and discover this lost chapter of Kilmainham’s and Inchicore’s history in the heart of Dublin.
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.
Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 16:00. Daily guided tours at 11:00 and 14:00
Saturdays: Access only on pre-booked tour at 11:00 (minimum 6 persons)
Bank Holidays: Access only on pre-booked tour at 11:00 (minimum 6 persons)
Closed for lunch between 12:45 and 13:45 Monday to Friday.
Latest admission for self guided tours prior to lunch is 12 noon. The Mess Cafe is open during these times.
Note: It is always advisable to check the website as times subject to change due to private event hire.
Fully Guided Tours
Senior (aged 65+): €5.00
Student (with valid ID): €5.00
Child (aged 6-15): €5.00
Child (aged 0-5): Free
Family (2 adults & 3 children): €17.00
Senior (aged 65+): €3.00
Student (with valid ID): €3.00
Child (aged 6-15): €3.00
Child (aged 0-5): Free
Family (2 adults & 3 children): €15.00
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 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
Behind St Michael’s Church, Inchicore. 20 minute walk from Heuston Station. 5 minutes from Goldenbridge/Drimnagh Luas Stop (Red Line).
Patriots Path, Off Bulfin Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8, Ireland
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