Richmond Barracks

What's On in March at Richmond Barracks

Spring has sprung, and Richmond Barracks is blooming with exciting events and activities for all ages throughout March.

Whether you're interested in learning about local history, exploring your creative side, or simply enjoying a relaxing afternoon in our beautiful garden, we have something for you.

Highlights for March:

Zine and comic workshops

Calling all 12-16 year olds! Join comic artist Kate Escolin for a 4-week zine and comic-making experience: create your own mini-magazine, explore different folds, and learn comic storytelling basics! All materials included, book per session.

People, places and times past: An introduction to researching local history

Ever wanted to delve into the fascinating history of your local area? Join historian Dr. Declan Brady for a six-week free workshop series where you'll learn valuable research skills to uncover the stories of the people and places that shaped your community.

Make a Martenitsa

Welcome spring with Martenitsa! Learn to make these traditional Bulgarian charms at a free workshop with artist Niki Collier. Suitable for all ages.

Juggling for beginners (adults)

Learn to juggle with circus pro, Fadi Zmorrod! This beginner-friendly workshop teaches juggling techniques through fun exercises. Book for individual sessions or the whole series!

Introduction to circus skills for families

Master circus skills as a family! Join a fun workshop led by Fadi Zmorrod, learning juggling, acrobatics, and balance together. Perfect for ages 4-12 with their parent or guardian. 

Introduction to vermicomposting

Create nutrient-rich soil at home! Learn vermicomposting basics with Polly Rowley-Sams. Build your own worm tower and take it home – all in one workshop.

March community dinner

Feast for a cause! Enjoy a delicious community dinner at Richmond Barracks. This wholesome meal supports sustainability – all ingredients are sourced through FoodCloud to prevent food waste. Vegetarian and meat options are available. 

Amhránaíocht spraoiúil

Join us for a special Sing for Fun workshop celebrating Seachtain na Gaeilge. We will be trying out some Irish language songs and having some fun on the tin whistle. We’ll be having a cup of tea and a bit of craic in Irish afterwards too, so please join us!

Oíche Cluichí! / Games Night!

Join us for a fun night of playing board games in Irish. This event is family-friendly and for ages and abilities from beginners to fluent Irish speakers.

Céilí mór Dún Richmond

Celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge with an evening of music, dance, and fun at Céilí Mór Dún Richmond! Learn easy steps with caller Louise O'Connor, perfect for beginners. Practice your cúpla focail and wear comfy shoes. (Alcohol-free, 18+).

Sustainable Saturdays: Reuse and repair social

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 decorating glass jars.

For children:

Children's history workshop: Ancient animals of Ireland

Join Dublin’s Historian-in-Residence for Children Dervilia Roche for this free, interactive workshop for children aged 9 - 12 at Richmond Barracks. Learn about the different animals that have inhabited Ireland since prehistoric times and Ireland’s connection to dinosaurs. 

Children's history book club (online): The Dollmaker of Krakow

For children aged 9 - 12, our Children’s History Book Club is hosted by Historian-in-Residence for Children Dervilia Roche. This month the book club is online and we will be discussing The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romero.

Children's history workshop: Easter eggs

For children aged 9 - 12, join Dublin’s Historian-in-Residence for Children Dervilia Roche for this free, interactive workshop where you'll learn about Easter traditions and you can decorate eggshells and take part in an easter egg hunt in the garden.

Little crafters

Join us for a weekly one-hour craft session for children aged 5 and under and their parents or carers. Led by crafter and educator Lisa O'Connor, each week we will be getting creative, exploring different materials and having some fun!

Guided walking tours:

Richmond Barrack to Kilmainham Gaol

Learn about the local area's rich history with our guided walking tour from Richmond Barrack to Kilmainham Gaol. Available every Thursday and Saturday at 11 am, on this tour you'll walk in the footsteps of the 1916 leaders as they went to their deaths in Kilmainham Gaol following a cursory court-martial at Richmond Barracks.

As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, this tour will be conducted through Irish on Saturday, 7 March.

Goldenbridge Cemetery

Take a guided tour of Goldenbridge Cemetery - Ireland's first garden cemetery - which was founded by ‘the Liberator’ Daniel O’Connell almost 200 years ago. Available every Thursday and Saturday at 1 pm, on this tour you'll learn about its unique history, including the vaults, the armed guards, the Cuban bloodhounds, and the body snatchers.

As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, this tour will be conducted through Irish on Saturday, 7 March.

Biodiversity walking tour

Join our resident eco-gardener Polly Rowley-Sams to explore the biodiversity of Inchicore. Discover the ecology of the locality and the surprising flora and fauna found within it on this biodiversity walking tour that takes you through St. Michael's Estate, along the canal and back towards the village of Inchicore. 

Talks at the Mess:

Talks at the Mess is a series of talks at Richmond Barracks, Inchicore that celebrate the rich stories and experiences of the local community, past and present. This month's talk is on the Irish Harp and includes a performance by harpist and singer Marina Cassidy will play harp tunes and songs in Irish and English and explain their origins within the rich tradition of harp playing in Ireland.

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Posted 27 February 2024