Richmond Barracks

Christmas Fair: Richmond Barracks to Kilmainham Gaol Walking Tour

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. Along the way, you will hear of local poets and poetry.

Learn about the police and military riot on Emmet Road during the 1913 lock-out and how six young lads from Inchicore fought for democracy in the Spanish Civil War. You will hear of the malevolent doings of the Sham Squire and how ‘Carey told on Skin the Goat’.

The tour concludes at Ronan Gillespie’s evocative sculpture commemorating those executed in Stonebreaker's Yard.

“Fergus’s great storytelling and knowledge was both entertaining and captivating. Would highly recommend it to friends and family" - Tripadvisor review.

Each tour lasts approximately one hour and 15 minutes. The tour begins at Richmond Barracks and ends at Inchicore Road, opposite Kilmainham Gaol. Please note this tour does not include a visit inside Kilmainham Gaol.

The tour is free, but we kindly request you book your place using the link below.

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This event repeats daily.