Richmond Barracks is rapidly becoming a “must visit” for schools and colleges. We cater tours for primary, secondary and third level students. A school pack is available on request for primary and secondary schools.
Here are some of our Tripadvisor reviews:
I took 40 students to Richmond Barracks and we all left having had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Michael, our tour guide, had the kids hanging on his every word. The 1916 experience and graveyard tour were especially interesting. Date of experience: March 2019
I visited Richmond Barracks last Friday with a Post-Primary group of mixed ability third and sixth year students. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Eadaoin and Bernie greeted us so warmly upon our arrival and set the tone for a tour that was highly engaging for all. The students interacted with Primary sources (archive footage and school registers) and artefacts. I was thrilled to see all the different sources with which they interacted. They were highly engaged and entertained by our fantastic tour guide throughout and I really look forward to bringing more school groups in the future and to visiting again myself.
My students told me that I should definitely bring other students there because it was, “brilliant!!”. They’d like me to extend their thanks and they also told everyone back at school that, “It was deadly when I got to hold the flare gun” and that those who weren’t there “missed out big time.”
I must add that the staff in the cafe were also extremely welcoming and accommodating and my students were big fans of the hot chocolate. Date of experience: March 2019
Thank you so much for a brilliant tour. The children loved it. Vicky and Niall pitched the tour perfectly for their age group (7/8) and they came back to school full of enthusiasm and lots of information. One little boy declared Vicky and Niall “ massive at touring”. I couldn’t recommend Richmond Barracks highly enough. Date of experience: March 2019
I was the lead teacher with a group of second year Geography students from West Cork on a wonderful trip to the Richmond Barracks. The place was most interesting & the staff very friendly & patient. I would highly recommend for future school tours. In particular a shout out to Niall for his amazing explanation of the ‘months mind’ mass. Date of experience: March 2019
I am teacher in Pearse College and recently brought students doing our University Access (UA) Programme to Richmond Barracks and Goldenbridge Cemetery.
We all really enjoyed our visit and Niall (a graduate from the UA programme in Pearse College) gave us an insightful and really interesting tour. We loved retracing the steps of history and especially learning about some of the lesser known 77 women of the Easter Rising that were held here.
I would recommend anybody going to Kilmainham Gaol to make sure you also visit Richmond Barracks.
The café here is wonderful too.
I look forward to returning to Richmond Barracks with other students!
Thank you! Date of experience: February 2018
Very well organized and formatted. The staff obviously care very deeply about what they are doing. I went with a group of Irish History MA students and our professor, and all the information provided was accurate and our guide was able to answer our questions with ease and incredible knowledge. Anyone interested in the 1916 Rising, Modern Irish social history, or Irish Women’s history should definitely make a stop in here!! Date of experience: November 2017