Richmond Barracks

Level 5 update

Following the escalation of Dublin to level 5 of the National Covid-19 Plan, the following changes to the programmes at Richmond Barracks came into effect from Wednesday 21st October.

  • All tours are suspended until the lockdown measures are lifted.
  • Our Culture Connects programme will continue to run, with all classes being held online. These can be booked here.
  • Our monthly series of talks, Mondays at the Mess, will now be held online.
  • The library at Richmond Barracks will close on Thursday 22nd October for a period of six weeks. Dublin City Library online services will continue to operate, you can find more information here.

Customers booked to attend any of the affected events will be refunded accordingly. If you have any questions please contact our team at or on +353 1-5820077

This page was last updated: 21st October 2020.

Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Walking Tour – Currently Suspended

Monday – Thursday at 1pm and 2pm

Alternate Fridays and Saturdays at 1pm and 2pm

(Follow the booking link below to see available Friday and Saturday dates)

The walk from Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham is steeped in Dublin’s rich historical, political and cultural landscape. Starting in Richmond Barracks, where the signatories of the Proclamation were held and court-martialled before being taken to Kilmainham Gaol.

On your journey you will discover the local stories and the hidden histories and walk in the footsteps of those 1916 Rising Rebels that were marched from Richmond Barracks to their execution. Led by professional tour guides, you will enjoy intriguing architecture, local & cultural landmarks, poetry by Francis Ledwidge and Michael Hartnett and historical tales that stretch from Robert Emmet, to the Great War, from the 1916 Rising to the Spanish Civil War and each stop with its own fascinating tale.

“Fergus’s great storytelling and knowledge was both entertaining and captivating. Would highly recommend it to friends and family.”

Visitor, August 4th 2020

The Walking Tour is an outdoor experience so please dress for all weathers and wear comfortable shoes. Whilst walking tours are a safe and enjoyable experience, in order to ensure social distancing, our group size is limited.

The meeting point is the reception of Richmond Barracks.

Please note: This tour does not include a visit to Kilmainham Gaol or the Royal Hospital Kilmainham (Irish Museum of Modern Art).

Tour currently suspended

Goldenbridge Cemetery Tour – Currently Suspended

Monday – Thursday at 11am and 12pm

Alternate Fridays and Saturdays at 11am and 12pm

(Follow the booking link below to see available Friday and Saturday dates)

Visitors can once again experience the atmospheric surrounds of Goldenbridge Garden Cemetery, founded by the “Liberator” Daniel O’Connell almost 200 years ago.

Learn about the vaults, the watchmen, the Cuban guard dogs and the body snatchers. And visit the graves of two former Taoisigh as well as the ordinary men, women and children buried here, whose stories shine a light on 19th Century Irish life and society.

A hidden gem … a peaceful resting place full of history”

Tripadvisor review

Please note, the tour through the Garden Cemetery takes place on uneven terrain and paths and we ask all visitors to wear appropriate sturdy footwear and please follow the guides instructions and directions at all times.  This is an outdoor experience so please dress for all weathers.

Unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible. If you have mobility issues, please call Richmond Barracks to discuss your booking on +353 1-5820077

Tour currently suspended

Richmond Barracks Historical Tour – Currently Suspended


Ticket Prices

€8.00 adults

€5.00 concession (OAP, student, child)

€50 Private group tours (available on walking tours only)

For visitors who wish to stay within their family units or with a small group, our Private group tours allows up to 8 people to experience a private guided walking tour together.