Richmond Barracks
Dublin City Council

Richmond Barracks will begin a phased reopening on Monday July 6th.

We have been working hard to prepare for your safe return. We will be operating in line with Government guidelines and under strict health and safety protocols.

Bookings for our July and August tours are now open.

We strongly advise all visitors to book in advance via our website or phone-line. Please note that we will not be accepting cash on site, but all card transactions will be facilitated.

Book a Guided Tour

Spanning over 200 years, discover the story of Richmond Barracks and the key role that it played in the history of our nation.

Learn about the lives of the soldiers who were stationed here from 1814 and the community that grew around them, about the 1916 Rising rebels who were court-martialed here before embarking on the walk to their execution at nearby Kilmainham Gaol. And learn about the people who lived and studied here after the army had left. Many unknown people are connected to the barracks; soldiers, their families, rebels and students, but each one has a unique story to tell.

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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Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Walking Tour

The walk from Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham is steeped in Dublin’s rich historical, political and cultural landscape. Starting in Richmond Barracks, where the signatories of the Proclamation were held and court-martialled before being taken to Kilmainham Gaol.

On your journey you will discover the local stories and the hidden histories and walk in the footsteps of those 1916 Rising Rebels that were marched from Richmond Barracks to their execution. Led by professional tour guides, you will enjoy intriguing architecture, local & cultural landmarks, poetry by Francis Ledwidge and Michael Hartnett and historical tales that stretch from Robert Emmet, to the Great War, from the 1916 Rising to the Spanish Civil War and each stop with its own fascinating tale.

The Walking Tour is an outdoor experience so please dress for all weathers and wear comfortable shoes. Whilst walking tours are a safe and enjoyable experience, in order to ensure social distancing, our group size is limited.

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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Tour Times

Monday – Saturday

Richmond Barracks Historic Tour – daily at 1pm

Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Walking Tour – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 3pm

Ticket Price

€8.00 adults

€5.00 concession (OAP, student, child)

€50 Private group tours (available on walking tours only)

For visitors who wish to stay within their family units or with a small in a group, our Private group tours allows up to 8 people to experience a private guided walking tour together.


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.