Richmond Barracks

Children's History Workshop: What Was There Before Inchicore?

Join Dublin’s Historian-in-Residence for Children Dervilia Roche for this free, interactive workshop for children aged 9 - 12 at Richmond Barracks, presented as part of Culture Date with Dublin 8.

Step back in time as we trace Inchicore and Kilmainham’s development from Viking burials to the city suburbs we know today. Use maps and other tools to chart the changing face of Inchicore throughout the centuries and learn about the people who have called the area home at different points throughout history.

Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the workshop.


Visiting safely

You can find out about what to expect when visiting Richmond Barracks here.


Creative Residency @ Richmond Barracks 

In 2020, the Creative Residency @ Richmond Barracks appointed Dublin’s first Historian-in-Residence for Children, Dervilia Roche.

The Creative Residency programme is made by Dublin City Council Culture Company.

The Historian-in-Residence for Children Creative Residency @ Richmond Barracks is a partnership with Dublin City Council Culture Company and Dublin City Libraries.