We’re delighted to share that Richmond Barracks will take part in the 2020 Dublin Festival of History, which was launched on August 26th.

Now in its eighth year, the festival has become renowned for shining a fresh perspective on history and its importance in our everyday lives and the 2020 edition will broach topics such as the construction of race, Ireland’s last great pandemic and the history of Ireland’s partition.

Due to COVID-19, many events in the 2020 festival will take place online which means that no matter where you are, in Ireland or further afield, you can enjoy a varied array of events, talks, and panels from the comfort of home.


Join us for the Dublin Festival of History 2020
Lord Mayor of Dublin, Hazel Chu; Elizabethanne Boran, Librarian, The Edward Worth Librarian and Brendan Teeling, Deputy City Librarian. Photo: Julien Behal.

Alongside the digital events, there will be a number of socially distanced walking tours of historical places in Dublin such as St. Anne’s Park, Croke Park, as well as Richmond Barracks.

And if all that wasn’t exciting enough, all events will be free to attend

So if you’d like to delve into our diverse history and learn more about the stories that have shaped us, book one of our Co-Creation Tours below and check out the Dublin Festival of History website for the full programme of events.

The festival runs from September 11th until October 4th.


Join our Co-Creation Tours

To celebrate Dublin’s Festival of History, we’re asking you to join us on special co-creation tours, to help us shape the guided tour experience at Richmond Barracks.

On each co-creation tour, visitors will be invited to give feedback, and will have the opportunity to help us develop the historical tours and the visitor experience.

The co-creation tours will last approximately 90 mins. All tours are free of charge.

Dates and Times

Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Walking Tour

Sat 12 September | 3pm – 4:30pm 

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Goldenbridge Cemetery Tour

Fri 18 September | 11am – 12:30pm 

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Richmond Barracks Historical Tour

Wed 23 September | 1pm – 2:30pm

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The co-creation tours will last approximately 90 minutes and are free of charge.

If you have any queries, email us at cultureconnects@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie or call  +353 1-5820077