Richmond Barracks
Dublin City Council

Book a Guided Tour

Set amongst the historic surrounds of Richmond Barracks, 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 50 minute guided tour traces the story of the men, women and children who all passed through this remarkable space.

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Walking Tour: Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham

Walk in the footsteps of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising, from Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Gaol. Hear the story of Inchicore, from the Rising’s ‘lost chapter’, to ‘the Saints’ Football Club, and the art deco Inchicore Library.

This guided walk will take you right through the heart of historic Inchicore and Kilmainham.

Please note: This tour does not include a visit to Kilmainham Gaol or the Royal Hospital Kilmainham (Irish Museum of Modern Art).

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Melodies & Memories Tour

Experience the story of the Barracks through our special singalong tour. Enjoy the songs of the day, such as  ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’, ‘The Minstrel Boy’ and ‘The Foggy Dew’.

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Tour Times

Monday – Saturday: 11.00; 13.00; 14.00.

Tours occasionally won’t be available to book due to special events such as Mondays at the Mess.

Ticket Price

€8.00 adults

€5.00 concession (OAP, student, child aged 5-18)

€18.00 family (up to 2 adults and 3 children)

Group and School Tours

If you would like to arrange a group booking or school tour, please contact our team directly at:

+353 1-222 8400


Richmond Barracks is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us in advance if you are booked to visit and have any mobility or accessibility issues, to ensure we are ready to assist you to access the building on your planned arrival.