Richmond Barracks, Dublin

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Richmond Barracks was a British Army barracks in Inchicore, Dublin, Ireland. It is now a museum.
The barracks, which were named after Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond, were completed in 1810 and first occupied by the British Army in 1814.
Many Irishmen were stationed there before going overseas to fight in the First World War. During the First World War the barracks also served as the 2nd cavalry depot providing accommodation for the 4th Queen's Own Hussars, the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars, the 11th Hussars and the 13th Hussars.
Deputy Michael Conaghan of the Inchicore Kilmainham Heritage Group has said, "The remaining buildings of Richmond Barracks here have very specific connections to the Easter Rising and its immediate aftermath. After the surrender, it was designated by the British as the holding centre for over 3,000 suspected rebels, until they were released or sent to prison camps in England, Wales and Northern Ireland... The signatories of the Proclamation (with the exception of James Connolly) and other leaders were also interned, court-martialed and sentenced to death in the barracks before they were sent to Kilmainham Gaol for execution." The Prime Minister H. H. Asquith visited on 12 May 1916, after which no further executions of prisoners took place.
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  • I found the Richmond Barracks tour by accident; I had wanted to learn more about Goldenbridge cemetery, which I'd first seen for the Luas, and discovered that it could be visited as part of the Richmo...  more »
  • We had a great time with our guide who is a true history enthusiast, he told us anecdotes about the place and the people who occupied it, we felt privileged because we were the only visitors! I recommend this place to anyone who wants to learn more about the history of Dublin and Ireland in general
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  • We did the tour yesterday. Our tour guide was Bernie. We found the tour very interesting and informative. Bernie was very knowledgeable and funny. As a past pupil of the school that used to be there, when I mentioned it a lady called Vicky was able to give me my old school records dating back to the seventies! The tour is a must see you won't be disappointed.
  • Very knowledgeable guides. Balanced recounting of history. And good coffee in the officers mess! Children enjoyed it and the old games of skipping ropes and sack races etc
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