Monday 6th April at 11am
Kilmainham – A Town Older than Dublin
Lecturer: Michael O’Flanagan
Just down the road from Richmond Barracks, Kilmainham has a rich history, ‘older than Dublin itself’. Local historian, artist, and poet Michael O’Flanagan will describe what Kilmainham might have been like in pre-Christian times, and chart its history from the arrival of Saint Maighneann, Brian Boru and the Vikings, through to the Knights Templar, the creation of Kilmainham Castle, and the Royal Hospital as the headquarters of the Crown Forces in 1798 and 1916.
For those who are eager to discover more, there will also be a Walking Tour from Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham at 2pm. (Full price tickets cost €8, or concession tickets cost €5.)
Tickets for the lecture are €5 which includes tea/coffee.
These lectures are approximately an hour long.