Richmond Barracks

Children’s History Workshop: Valentine’s Day and Love Tokens

Join Dublin’s Historian-in-Residence for Children Dervilia Roche for this free, interactive workshop for children aged 9 – 12 at Richmond Barracks.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, join us to trace the history of this celebration. Discover Dublin’s special connection to its namesake, St. Valentine, learn about customs associated with the day, and create your very own love token inspired by popular Valentine’s Day gifts from different points in history.

All materials will be provided. 

Visiting safely 

For your own safety and that of our staff and other visitors, all visitors attending indoor events and activities at Richmond Barracks will be required to bring proof of Covid-19 vaccination or immunity, and matching photo ID on arrival at the building. Visitors must also wear a face mask for the duration of their visit. Further info on accepted forms of proof of immunity can be found here.

If you have any questions or are curious to know more, please get in touch with us via or on 01 524 0391.

Creative Residency @ Richmond Barracks 

In 2020, the Creative Residency @ Richmond Barracks appointed Dublin’s first Historian-in-Residence for Children, Dervilia Roche.

The Creative Residency programme is made by Dublin City Council Culture Company.

The Historian-in-Residence for Children Creative Residency @ Richmond Barracks is a partnership with Dublin City Council Culture Company and Dublin City Libraries.

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