Four-week history course with Donal Fallon:

Dublin and the Irish Revolution


Days and Dates: Tuesdays – 17th November, 24th November, 1st December, 8th December

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom


From the gymnasium of Richmond Barracks, leading figures of the Irish revolutionary movement were identified for trial, many executed. But a new revolutionary leadership would emerge, and within just five short years, an Irish state was born. 

This four week course, held over four consecutive Tuesdays will consist of talks and discussions, led by Dublin Historian and lecturer Donal Fallon.

The course will explore the period known as the War of Independence – a term coined during the conflict – in the Irish capital. Drawing on Richmond Barracks itself, it seeks to explain how Dublin was different from the rest of the country in conflict, and how events here in Richmond Barracks were pivotal to the story.


Donal Fallon is a historian and author based in Dublin. His publications include a biography of Major John Mac Bride (O’Brien Press) and a history of Nelson’s Pillar  (New Island Books). He presents the Three Castles Burning podcast.  


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Learning online

The classes will take place online using Zoom, a free online meeting platform. If you are not familiar with Zoom, you can follow the instructions on this video. Alternatively our team is available to help and guide you through setting up and using it. You will need an internet connection and a compatible device (e.g. computer, laptop, iPad, tablet, phone) to access Zoom. A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent via email in advance of the scheduled class.   


If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at projects@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie or call +353 1-5820077 and we will respond to your message as soon as we can.