Richmond Barracks

Level 5 update

Following the escalation of Dublin to level 5 of the National Covid-19 Plan, our Culture Connects classes will be hosted online.

If you have any questions please contact our team at cultureconnects@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie or on +353 1-5820077

This page was last updated: 28th October 2020


Classes 2020

Richmond Barracks is offering  “try it out” sessions this Autumn and Winter to help you find something new to you.

You can sign up for just one week or every week of these taster sessions.


Introduction to Writing

Wednesday 28th October – Wednesday 2nd November

10:30am – 12 noon

Have you always wanted to write? These “try it out” sessions offer the perfect opportunity to  find your writing voice. Led by author and poet Enda Wyley, this is a chance to play with words and explore the possibilities of the page.

No experience is necessary and all sessions are free of charge.


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Mindful Drawing

5 Week Drawing Course

Wednesday 4th November – Wednesday 2nd December

2pm – 4pm

This five-week course, led by artist Liz Nilsson, will focus on scribble drawing and simple block printing, concentrating on the process rather than the finished piece. Participants will repeat moving the hand in conjunction with the breath in a sort of meditative repetition. Expect slow movement of the body, short meditations, led drawing exercises and block printing. This means the workshop is accessible to everyone whether they draw or not.

No experience is necessary and all sessions are free of charge.

Please note, participants are asked to provide their own basic materials for these sessions.


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Movement

Saturday 24th October – Saturday 21st November

(Runs Wednesdays and Saturdays)

Wednesdays at 10:30am – 11:15am

Saturdays at 11am – 11:45am

Celebrate the joy that movement brings in these “try it out” sessions for men and women over 50 that uses the art of movement to explore and improve physical mobility, coordination and mental well being through energising warmups and simple movement combinations. With dancer and choreographer Aoife McAtamney.

Duration: Approximately 45 minutes.

No experience is necessary and all sessions are free of charge.


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Zoom

Sessions 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. 

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us by calling +353 1-524 0391.

A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent via email in advance of the scheduled class.


Find out more

You can sign up for just one week or every week of the taster sessions.

If you have queries or would like to find out more, we’d love to hear from you. You can reach us via cultureconnects@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie or +353 1-5820077


Events 2020


Mondays at the Mess

Mondays at the Mess is our monthly series of talks hosted by guest lecturers on a range of local history topics. The talks take place on the first Monday of every month and will be online via Zoom due to current restrictions.


Francis Ledwidge: His life and works

Monday 2nd November | 11am – 12:30pm | Free

This talk by Liam O’Meara focuses on the life and times of Irish poet and soldier Francis Ledwidge who was stationed at Richmond Barracks as a Lance Corporal prior to his involvement in the First World War.


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Children’s Events

Spooky stories and haunting histories!

Thursday 29th October & Friday 30th October| 2:30pm | Free

Discover the ancient festival of Samhain and find out about the games your grandparents might have played at this time of year.

Dress as your favourite person from history and join our Historian in Residence for Children, Dervilia, together with Gillian and Maeve to explore the history of Halloween. This event is suitable for 9-12 year-olds. 


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If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us at cultureconnects@dublincitycouncilculturecompany.ie or call +353 1-5820077.