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 closed 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: 25th November 2020.

Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Walking Tour

Wednesday – Sunday at 11am and 1:30pm

The Walking Tour is now open for pre-bookings of tours beginning on 2nd December, pending the updated government restrictions.

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).

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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.