Richmond Barracks

What's On in April at Richmond Barracks

April is a lively month at Richmond Barracks, filled with fun things to do for everyone.

If you're curious about the history of the area, love making art, or just want to spend a quiet afternoon in a beautiful garden, we've got you covered. Come join us this April!

Highlights for April:

April Supper Club

Wednesday, 3 April at 5 pm

Feast for a cause! Enjoy a delicious meal at Richmond Barracks. All food on the menu is made and served by FoodCloud Kitchen. 

Vegetarian and meat options are available. You can see the April menu here.

All ingredients are fresh and are sourced from FoodCloud's suppliers, helping to prevent good food from going to waste. 

Drop in before attending one of our workshops or talks, or come for a chat if you're in the area.

After the meal, stay and attend our local history talk.

Talks at the Mess

Wednesday, 3 April at 6 pm

Enjoy stories from our community's past with "Talks at the Mess" at Richmond Barracks. Fergus Whelan will discuss James Harold and Felix Rourke this month in "The Priest of Goldenbridge and the Rebel of Rathcoole."

Introduction to Circus Skills for Families

Friday, 5 April at 2 pm

Master circus skills as a family! Join a fun workshop with Fadi Zmorrod to learn acrobatics and how to juggle and balance together. Perfect for ages 8-12 with their parent or guardian. 

Mindful Mark-making

Wednesdays 10 April to 1 May at 11 am

Mark-making is when you create different lines, dots, marks, patterns and textures to create a picture, a drawing or other artwork. Mindful mark-making is about giving yourself the freedom to be creative. Under the guidance of artist Liz Nilsson, you will explore unconventional mark-making tools and play with lines, colour and texture. Each workshop will explore a different approach to mark-making.

Exploring Printmaking

Wednesdays 17 April to 8 May at 6 pm

Join visual artist and printmaker Clare Henderson to explore different printmaking techniques. In April, we will learn how to do drypoint printing, which involves scratching a drawing onto a printing plate to make an image to print from.

Introduction to Etching

Thursdays 18 April to 9 May at 12.30 pm

Etching is a printmaking technique which involves drawing onto treated metal to make a printing plate. In this series of four workshops led by artist and printmaker Clare Henderson, you will learn how to make a black-and-white line etching print with aluminium plates and an etching press.

Dance Delights

Tuesdays at 6 pm

Dance Delights moves back to an evening timeslot in April. Starting at 6 pm, Philippa Donnellan and Mia DiChiaro will lead the classes. During these workshops, you can try out different dance styles every week. You can join as many or as few workshops as you like. No prior dance experience is needed; you can move at your own pace. Come and give it a go!

Tuesday Craft Social

Tuesdays at 11 am

Join us for two hours of creativity, learning, and sharing. Led by craft artist-in-residence Niki Collier, this weekly textile craft session is for those who want to get together, make things, and enjoy being creative. Whether you are trying to finish an old project, start a new one, or just try something new, this is for you.

Sustainable Saturdays: Reuse and Repair Social

Saturday, 27 April at 2 pm

On the last Saturday of each month, join the team from Change Clothes Crumlin to try out different ways to upcycle old items into new treasures. This month, we will be creating and decorating no-sew cushions for your home using clothing you no longer love—t-shirts and jumpers are best.

Online Book Club: 'Snowflake' by Louise Nealon

Thursday, 25 April at 8 pm

The Richmond Barracks online book club meets on the last Thursday of every month via Zoom. We start each session with an inclusive discussion about the current title, then have a broader discussion about what we're reading and swap recommendations. In April, as part of 'One Dublin, One Book,' we will be reading and discussing 'Snowflake' by Louise Nealon.

For Children:

Children's History Workshop: 1916 at the Barracks

Saturday, 13 April at 11 am

Join Dublin's Historian-in-Residence for Children, Dervilia Roche, for this free, interactive workshop for children aged 9 - 12. Learn about the 1916 Easter Rising and some of the 3,000 men and women who were taken to Richmond Barracks at that time.

Children's History Book Club: Double Trouble at the Dead Zoo

Saturday, 27 April at 2 pm

For children aged 9 - 12, Historian-in-Residence for Children Dervilia Roche hosts our Children's History Book Club. This month, the book club is in person, and we will be discussing Double Trouble at the Dead Zoo by Alan Nolan.

Children's History Workshop: Life in Medieval Dublin

Saturday, 27 April at 11 am

For children aged 9 - 12, join Dublin's Historian-in-Residence for Children, Dervilia Roche, for this free, interactive workshop. You'll learn what life was like in Medieval Dublin, discover the Medieval buildings that still stand in the city today, and play some Medieval games.

Little Crafters

Fridays at 11 am

Come along with your little ones (age five and under) for a fun hour of crafting every Friday. Lisa O'Connor, a craft expert and teacher, will guide us through using different materials to make something new and exciting each week. It's a great way for kids and their grown-ups to have fun together!

Guided Walking Tours:

From Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Gaol

Thursdays and Saturdays at 11 am

Join us for a walk and learn about our area's history. Our guided walk takes you from Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Gaol. Hear stories about the 1916 leaders and their final journey. Tours happen every Thursday and Saturday at 11 am. On Saturday, 6 April, our guides will conduct the tour in Irish.

Goldenbridge Cemetery

Thursdays and Saturdays at 1 pm

Explore Ireland's first garden cemetery, started nearly 200 years ago by Daniel O'Connell. Our guided tours on Thursdays and Saturdays at 1 pm will tell you about its fascinating history, including stories about guards, hounds, and grave robbers. On Saturday, 6 April, our guides will conduct the tour in Irish

Biodiversity Walk

Saturday, 27 April at 11 am

Come with our eco-gardener, Polly Rowley-Sams, to see Inchicore's wildlife and plants. This walk takes you around St. Michael's Estate, by the canal, and back to Inchicore village. Discover the local nature's surprises. Click here for more information.

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Posted 20 March 2024
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