It was a packed house for the community information meeting on Richmond Barracks in Inchicore on Wednesday evening 29th July, with ex residents of Keogh Square, past pupils of St Michael’s CBS and lots more present.

The future plans for the barracks were welcomed and Liam O’ Meara’s slide show and talk on the history of the barracks and Keogh Square was excellent and provoked lively discussions and questions.
Many of the locals at the meeting were keen that the work on Richmond Barracks will also encourage the re-opening of Goldenbridge Cemetery, located on the same footprint of the Richmond Barracks. Goldenbridge Cemetery, (part of the Glasnevin Trust) is a stunning graveyard with unique monuments  opened in 1829, it  was the first catholic cemetery in Dublin, purchased by Daniel O’ Connell for £1,000.

Goldenbridge Cemetery
Goldenbridge Cemetery – © Damien Maddock
Goldenbridge Cemetery
Goldenbridge Cemetery – © Damien Maddock