‘A world full of miseries, and woes, and troubles’: Life, Disease and Death in Collins Barracks.

Collins Barracks

Venue: National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7

Friday 28 October at 2pm & 3pm. | Saturday 29 October at 12pm, 1pm & 2pm.  | Sunday 30 October at 1.30pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm.

Tickets: Free but ticketed. 

This Hallowe’en, sink your teeth into the National Museum of Ireland’s collections at Collins Barracks.

Join a free tour with Museum guide Dr. Declan Brady as he discusses the chills, ills, and kills in Collins Barracks 300-year long history.

Find out about the trials and tribulations of life as a soldier living in the Barracks from the 1700s until the late 1900s, with a focus on (ill-) health, as well as the transition from one of Europe’s oldest occupied Barracks into one of Ireland’s National Museums.


Age Suitability: 12+ (Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian)

Duration: 45 mins to 1 hour (approx).

Accessibility: Venue is wheelchair accessible. Further information on accessibility can be found here

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