Richmond Barracks
Dublin City Council

Level 3 Update

Following the escalation of Dublin to level 3 of the National Covid-19 Plan, all classes and indoor tours and events are suspended until Monday 12th October, or until the level 3 restrictions are lifted.

Customers booked to attend any of the affected events will be refunded accordingly. If you have any questions please contact our team at cultureconnects@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie or on +353 1-5820077

Our outdoor tours, the Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Walking Tour and the Goldenbridge Cemetery Tour will continue to run in line with government advice and social distancing guidelines, and can be booked below.

Last Updated: September 21st


Tours at Richmond Barracks

Richmond Barracks began 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.

For more information about what to expect when visiting us, please see here.

Bookings for our upcoming 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.

For any indoor events at Richmond Barracks please note that social distancing remains our primary method of protecting the health and safety of our staff and visitors.

Signage and floor markings are present to help identify the recommended 2 metre distance required for effective social distancing, however government guidelines strongly recommend wearing a face covering in indoor public spaces. 


Book a Guided Tour

Daily at 1pm

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.

Tour temporarily suspended

Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Walking Tour

Monday – Thursday at 1pm and 2pm

Alternate Fridays and Saturdays at 1pm and 2pm

(Follow the booking link below to see available Friday and Saturday dates)

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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Goldenbridge Cemetery Tour

Monday – Thursday at 11am and 12pm

Alternate Fridays and Saturdays at 11am and 12pm

(Follow the booking link below to see available Friday and Saturday dates)

Visitors can once again experience the atmospheric surrounds of Goldenbridge Garden Cemetery, founded by the “Liberator” Daniel O’Connell almost 200 years ago.

Learn about the vaults, the watchmen, the Cuban guard dogs and the body snatchers. And visit the graves of two former Taoisigh as well as the ordinary men, women and children buried here, whose stories shine a light on 19th Century Irish life and society.

Please note, the tour through the Garden Cemetery takes place on uneven terrain and paths and we ask all visitors to wear appropriate sturdy footwear and please follow the guides instructions and directions at all times.  This is an outdoor experience so please dress for all weathers.

Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible. If you have mobility issues, please call Richmond Barracks to discuss your booking on +353 1-5820077

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Ticket Prices

€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 group, our Private group tours allows up to 8 people to experience a private guided walking tour together.