Richmond Barracks – Saturday December 10th 2016

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In this programme Saul Woolfson talks to Eadaoin Ní Chléirigh, executive chair of Richmond Barracks, about the history of the barracks and its restoration as an exhibition centre.  Joe Boylan recalls his time as a pupil at St Michaels CBS, which was situated on the site for several years, and is now a part of the exhibition.

Richmond Barracks in Inchicore is where the leaders of the 1916 Rising were interned and court-martialled.  It was redeveloped as part of the Ireland 2016 centenary programme and it has been designated one of the “nine permanent reminders” of the Rising. It was also from here the poet Francis Ledwidge, was sent to the front lines of World War One.