Richmond Barracks reopened to the public on Monday 6th July 2020 in line with Government guidelines and under new health and safety protocols.

We would like to reassure you that we have been working hard to prepare for your safe return. We are operating in line with Government guidelines and under strict health and safety protocols.

To ensure that social distancing and public health guidelines can be adhered to at all times we are reducing the capacity of people on our tours and in our buildings. Hand sanitiser stations will be available and there will be visible messages reinforcing social distancing, hand-hygiene, and coughing/sneezing etiquette. All Dublin City Council Culture Company personnel will have relevant health and safety training.

Richmond Barracks and gardens has reopened in a phased approach, opening 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm. The initial daily programme of events will include the historical tour of Richmond Barracks and a newly launched Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Walking Tour  and we will be hosting creative workshops on site in the coming weeks. The onsite cafe (operated by The Caterers) and rehoused Inchicore library (operated by Dublin City Libraries) will be reopening shortly, with more activities that can be enjoyed at a suitable social distance planned for the coming weeks too.

We advise all visitors to book tour tickets in advance via our website or phone-line and please note only card transactions will be facilitated on site.

Before booking a tour ticket, please check that you are adhering to current Government travel restrictions.

Please be advised that government guidelines now require that face coverings are mandatory in Libraries.

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

Face shields are mandatory for our singing workshops, and visitors taking part in these will be allocated their own face shield.

Our visitor and staff safety is paramount, and we ask you to kindly comply with our new health and safety measures during your visit.

We are delighted to re-open our doors and welcome you back to Richmond Barracks.

Last reviewed : August 19th 2020


Guided Tours

Richmond Barracks Historic Tour

Monday – Saturday 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. Our 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

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 3pm

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. 

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Goldenbridge Cemetery Tour

Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at 11am

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

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Read more about all of the tours here.


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


Classes & Workshops August/September 2020

From learning to write, paint, dance, sing, or eco-garden – we’ve got something for everyone this Autumn in our range of free classes and workshops.

In order to ensure social distancing, our group size is limited so places must be booked in advance

Read more and book your place here.