Richmond Barracks

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Richmond Barracks is home to a library, workshops and cultural activities, along with a programme of historical tours and talks. A programme called Culture Connects runs from the centre offering new opportunities to participate in cultural activities for people of all ages. We are also excited to offer a series of online talks and workshops.

Through workshops and activities, Culture Connects invites you to try out new things, make and create together, and to connect through culture and conversation. From gardening to dance, writing, painting, movement, history and more, there’s lots to explore.

Join our Walking Tours and delve into the history of the local area. Take a look below for more details.

Talks at the Mess is a series of talks at Richmond Barracks that celebrate the rich stories and experiences of the local community, past and present.

Activities, workshops, camps and events suitable for children and families.

Events that are held and hosted at Richmond Barracks.

Dublin City Council Culture Company will deliver quarterly fairs in Richmond Barracks in 2024.

With these fairs, we aim to: 

  • Promote culture and creativity, entrepreneurship, and the programme of Richmond Barracks
  • Showcase and provide commercial opportunities for quality and creativity of small businesses, craftspeople, makers, and social enterprises

There will be a total of four fairs a year, one per quarter, showcasing the talents of makers, creatives, and social entrepreneurs whilst providing genuine gifting options and a wonderful atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Through the Culture Company’s Culture Connects @ Richmond Barracks programme, there will be opportunities for people to attend cultural/creative workshops during the fairs and learn about our annual programme for repeat visits for other cultural and creative adventures. 

We will have entertainment provided by talented performers in our gorgeous garden and there will be tea, coffee, and food available to purchase in the garden and café too.

The fairs will provide an opportunity for artists, businesses, and social enterprises to showcase what they do and to build their own creative and business networks.

When possible, Inchicore Library will be open each day, and along with all their usual services, they will have a special selection of books available that relate to the theme of each particular Fair.

The fairs will take place on the following dates with the following themes:

Richmond Barracks St. Brigid’s Day Fair
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 February 2024
Theme: Creativity of women, Spring, Brigit, and St Brigid's Day

Welcome Spring and celebrate Brigid’s Day at our February Fair. Stop by to shop from women in business - artists, makers, and services, attend a spring-themed family-friendly workshop, and enjoy some locally sourced food and talented musicians.

Richmond Barracks Summer Fair
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May 2024
Theme: Upcycle, recycle and reuse

Our Summer Fair will be all about upcycling, recycling, and reusing. Visit stalls showcasing upcycled gems and recycled treasures made by businesses, artists, and craftspeople, eco-friendly workshops, and locally made treats to eat.

Richmond Barracks Harvest Fair 
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2024
Theme: Harvest time - eat, grow and make

As we welcome Autumn, this Fair celebrates the abundance of the Harvest, growth, and nature with a cornucopia of seasonal-related foods and stalls showcasing crafts by businesses.

Richmond Barracks Christmas Fair 
Saturday 30 November and Sunday 1 December 2024
Theme: Christmas crafts and gifts

Drop in and browse stalls from businesses, craftspeople, and artists, with many unique gifts and Christmas things to buy. Or try something new at our various family-friendly workshops for all ages and enjoy the festive music, hot drinks, and treats.

Our garden is open for workshops, community days and summer camps. See below for full details of what's coming up. 

You are also welcome to visit from Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, to enjoy this beautiful and calm green space. Visit this page for more information about how our garden supports nature and humans to grow.


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