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Richmond Barracks – Covid-19 Update

We’re delighted to announce that the library at Richmond Barracks is now reopen on a browse and borrow basis. (You can find opening hours and full details here.)

The rest of the building is still in use as a vaccination centre for patients of St. James’s Hospital. If you need further information about vaccinations, you can contact the administration desk at St. James’s by calling 01 415 19 68, or emailing


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We are currently experiencing technical issues with our phone lines. If you’d like to contact us, please email and we will assist you with your query.

Last updated/reviewed: 12 Ocotber 2021

Our programme continues

We’re delighted to announce that both of our Walking Tours have resumed. Find out more here.

During this time, the rest of our programme at Richmond Barracks (Culture Connects @Richmond Barracks) will continue to run online, with a handful of in-person events also taking place. There is an exciting programme of talks, workshops and classes planned for the months ahead. Find out what’s happening here.

For all the latest news and updates on our programmes and activities please keep an eye on the website, follow us on social media, or sign up to our newsletter for monthly updates. 

About Us

Richmond Barracks is a building of historical importance located in Inchicore. It is home to a library, garden, cafe and Culture Connects, a programme of cultural activities that celebrate the experiences and interests of the local communities and people.

Culture Connects is a year-round programme that invites people in Dublin to try out new things. We offer ways for people to make and create together, to share ideas, and connect through culture and conversation.

Culture Connects is made by Dublin City Council Culture Company.

Richmond Barracks is owned by Dublin City Council and run by Dublin City Council Culture company. For more information on our tours and programmes contact

If you have any questions please contact our team at or on +353 1-5820077


Culture Connects at the Botanic Gardens

On a bright and sunny Tuesday September afternoon, the Culture Connects gardening group met to explore the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. The group is made up of budding gardeners who first came together through our online Culture Connects gardening taster workshops in 2020. (Our taster workshops invite you to ‘give it a go’, as a first step, and then … Continued

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Opening Hours

We’re delighted to announce that both of our Walking Tours have returned. The library reopened on 8 September 2021. (Full library details here.)