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 or on +353 1-5820077

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This page was last updated: 17th November 2020


Four-week history course with Donal Fallon: Dublin and the Irish Revolution

Dates: 17th November – 8th December

Day: Tuesdays

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Location: Online via Zoom

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.


Due to high demand this course is now fully booked.

Taster Sessions

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 December

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

Five-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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Saturday 24th October – Saturday 19th December

(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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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 or +353 1-5820077


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. Our next Mondays at the Mess will take place on:

Monday 7th December at 7pm (Online via Zoom)

Mondays at the Mess: ‘Bloody Sunday, 21st November 1920: Assassination, massacre and reprisal’ with John Dorney

Our online Mondays at the Mess talks are free to join.

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