Richmond Barracks
Dublin City Council

We would like to reassure you we are operating in line with Government guidelines and under strict health and safety protocols.

You can find more information about what to expect when visiting us and the safety measures we have in place here.

Please note, in order to ensure social distancing, our class size is limited so places must be booked in advance.


What’s On August/September 2020

Richmond Barracks is offering  “try it out” sessions in August and September to help you find something new to you.

You can sign up for just one week or every week of these taster sessions.


Introduction to Writing

Have you always wanted to write? These “try it out” sessions in August and September offer the perfect opportunity to reveal your inner scribe. Led by author and poet Enda Wyley, this is a chance to play with words and explore the possibilities of the page.

Thursdays: 2:30pm

Duration: 90 minutes.

Beginning: Thursday August 13th.

No experience is necessary and all sessions are free of charge.

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Introduction to Painting

Have you always wanted to paint, but didn’t know where to start? These “try it out” sessions, led by artist Eoin Byrne, will provide you with everything you need to start your adventures in still life painting.

Fridays: 2:00pm

Duration: 90 minutes.

Beginning: Friday August 14th.

All workshop materials are provided, no experience is necessary and all sessions are free of charge.

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Dance

Celebrate the joy that dancing brings and explore with movement in these “try it out” sessions for men and women over 50 with dancer and choreographer Aoife McAtamney.

Wednesdays: 11am

Saturdays: 2:30pm

Duration: Approximately one hour.

Running until: Saturday 5th September.

No experience is necessary and all sessions are free of charge.

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Sing

Singing is fun and can boost your mood, so why not join the Richmond Barracks singing sessions run by musical maestro Theodora Byrne.  

Mondays and Fridays: 11am

Duration: Approximately one hour.

Running until: Friday 4th September.

No experience is necessary and all sessions are free of charge.

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Find out more

You can sign up for just one week or every week of the taster sessions.

If you have queries or would like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you. You can reach us via cultureconnects@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie or +353 1-5820077


Start Your Own Writing Group – 3-Week Course

Tue 11th Aug – Tue 25th Aug
2.30pm – 4pm

This 3 week programme is suitable for participants who have some experience or who have previously partaken in writing classes with Enda Wyley. These sessions will provide refresher exercises and discuss how participants might set up and run an independent group of their own beyond this 3 week programme. The group will be invited to use Richmond Barracks as their meeting place.

Once a month a guest writer will give advice and feedback.

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Painting Group – 3-Week Course

Update: This event is now sold out.

Fri 14th August – Fri 28th August

11.30pm – 1pm

This 3 week programme is suitable for participants who have some experience or who have previously partaken in art classes with Eoin Byrne. These sessions will provide refresher exercises and discuss how participants might set up and run an independent group of their own beyond the 3 week programme. The group will be invited to use Richmond Barracks as their meeting place.

Once a month a guest artist will be invited to offer advice and feedback.


Eco-Gardening 4-Week Course

Update: New dates added due to demand.

Tuesday August 11th to Tuesday September 1st

New dates: Thursday August 13th to Thursday September 3rd

11am – 12:30pm   

In this free course for adults, run by Polly Rowley-Sams, participants can expect to learn hands-on how to encourage biodiversity  within your garden, treat pests with less pesticides and have loads of fun exploring the best way to go about building your own eco-garden.

A performer, educator, gardener and builder, Polly Rowley-Sams engages the arts and nature to educate, inspire and encourage. 

Places are free but must be booked in advance.

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Events 2020

Mondays at the Mess is back

Mondays at the Mess is our monthly series of talks hosted by guest lecturers on a range of local history topics. The talks take place on the first Monday of every month.

Upcoming Event:

Kilmainham – A Town Older than Dublin
Monday 7 September | 11am – 12.30pm | €5

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