Richmond Barracks
Dublin City Council

Richmond Barracks will begin a phased reopening on Monday July 6th.

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

You can find some more information about what to expect when visiting us during Covid-19 here.

We will update our events and classes page with new information as it becomes available.

Classes July 2020

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


Celebrate the joy that dancing brings and explore with movement in a small group with dancer and choreographer Aoife McAtamney.

Wednesdays – 11am

Saturdays – 2:30pm

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes.

Beginning: Wednesday July 8th.

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

Book Your Place


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 90 minutes.

Beginning: Monday July 6th.

All our Singing Sessions will be held in our large gymnasium or if the weather permits in our garden. 

We will permit a maximum of 15 participants and the sessions will be held in accordance with public health and government guidelines to ensure strict social distancing at all times. 

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

Book Your Place

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 or +353 1-5820077

Events 2020

Mondays at the Mess

Mondays at the Mess is our monthly series of talks hosted by a series of guest lecturers on a range of local history topics. Taking place on the first Monday of every month, each lecture is followed by a cup of tea and the opportunity for a chat.

Our in-person lectures have been postponed for now but we’ve been enjoying listening back to some of our favourites.

Listen Now

Your Tenement Memories

Do you have memories of Dublin’s tenements?

Perhaps you lived in a tenement or knew someone who did. Maybe you worked in or around the tenement buildings. Whatever your connection, we would like to hear your stories.

‘Your Tenement Memories’ is an oral history research project by Dublin City Council Culture Company for 14 Henrietta Street. We would like to talk to people with memories of life in Henrietta Street or other Dublin tenements to grow understanding of tenement life in Dublin, and to connect people and communities with the stories and heritage of the city. In 2019 we met many people who had connections to the tenements and were privileged to hear some fascinating stories.

Over the next few months, we will be talking with tenement residents online and over the phone, to hear about their memories.

If you would like to find out more, call 01 524 0383 or email