Mondays at The Mess – Series of Talks & Lectures at Richmond Barracks

Richmond Barracks opened to the public as an interactive multimedia exhibition centre in May 2016 and August sees the continuation of its third year of the popular Mondays at the Mess Lecture Series. The Lord Mayor Nial Ring will launch the latest Lecture of the 2018 series by historian Robert McEvoy on Monday 13th August at 11 a.m.

Speaking about the Lecture the Lord Mayor said: “As Lord Mayor I am delighted to introduce this fascinating lecture by Robert McEvoy on the Military Service Pensions Collection. I have a very personal interest in Richmond Barracks as five members of the Ring family were held here following the surrender of 1916 and prior to their deportation to British prisons. I look forward to finding out more about that period in Dublin’s history and my own family’s part in it.”

Upcoming lectures:
13th August 2018 at 11am
"Independence and Dependants - The Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection"
Lecturer: Robert McEvoy, Military Service Pensions Collection,
Cathal Brugha Barracks
This lecture will focus on the stories of the dependants of the War of Independence and Civil War casualties, their struggle for recognition and the Army Pensions Acts.
3rd September 2018 at 11am
Families, Memoirs and Local Histories
Lecturer: Liz Gillis
Historian Liz Gillis will discuss the importance of researching family stories, personal narratives and local history and the value they add to our understanding of the Irish Revolution.

1st October 2018 at 11am
The Witness and the Archive: Digital responses to Ireland’s Institutional History *
Lecturer: Dr Emilie Pine
The lecture focuses on the University College Dublin project Industrial Memories, which digitally re-reads the 2009 Ryan Report on institutional child abuse in Ireland, using approaches such as text analytics and mobile apps to open up the archive.
*Free event as part of Festival of History
5th November 2018 at 11am
‘For Freedom, Fatherland and Christianity’: A tribute to the men of Dolphin’s Barn who never returned from World War One
Lecturer: Cathy Scuffil
To mark the centenary of the Armistice, this talk looks at the thirty or so men from Dolphin’s Barn who fought in World War 1, their motivations for going there and how they met their fate.
3rd December 2018 at 6pm
The Beautiful Game in Dublin: Early Days and Glories
Lecturer: Donal Fallon
This talk will look at the birth of Association Football in Dublin taking into account the contribution of St Patrick’s Athletic and others to the beautiful game.
Lectures run for approx.1 hour and admission is €5 payable at the door or through Eventbrite – admission includes tea/coffee and a scone in the Mess Café.

For further information contact:
Richmond Barracks T. (01) 222 8400  E:    
For details on how to get to Richmond Barracks and also on the various events taking place there see

Notes to the Editor:
Situated in the heart of Inchicore, Dublin 8, Richmond Barracks officially opened in June 2016.  One of nine ‘Permanent Reminders’ Richmond Barracks has been redeveloped by Dublin City Council as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme. It is an interactive multimedia exhibition centre which traces the story of the site from military barracks, to housing estate, to school.
In addition to the interactive exhibition, the site also houses a café and landscaped garden area. Tours of Richmond Barracks incorporate the newly opened Goldenbridge Cemetery, adjacent to the Barracks.