Richmond Barracks, now one of Ireland’s Permanent Reminder 1916-2016 Projects. A unique historical venue in Dublin 8, offering exhibitions and historical tours.
Richmond Barracks is a perfect venue to host a range of public and private events. The historic Gymnasium at Richmond can accommodate up to 200 people and is ideal for conferences, receptions and exhibitions. Visitors can relax in a beautiful and extensive garden to the rear of the buildings.
The buildings have significant connections to the 1916 Rising and the events that took place in its aftermath.
The Royal Irish Regiment which was based at Richmond Barracks was engaged in fighting the Irish Volunteers led by Eamon Ceannt at the South Dublin Union during Easter Week.
Following the rebels’ surrender, over 3,000 suspected rebels including 77 women were taken and held at Richmond Barracks before being sent to prison camps in England and Wales. The leaders and more prominent persons were held in the gymnasium. The leaders were identified and their courts-martial took place in Richmond Barracks before they were sent to Kilmainham Gaol for execution.