It was another busy week for the Men’s Group last week.
On Tuesday we took a tour of the newly-refurbished Richmond Barracks, a very historical building and one of the landmarks of 1916.
We saw a very moving art-piece created by local women’s groups to mark the impact and legacy of the 77 women who were held in the barracks in the aftermath of the Rising.
On Thursday we took one of our long tours. We started with a visit to No 29, a museum of Georgian life in Merrion Square.
In the afternoon we drove down to Glendalough and were fortunate enough to enjoy some great sunshine.
We finished the day with a visit to Wicklow Gaol, where we learned of the fates of an earlier generation of Irish rebels.
It’s a very immersive tour, and a fascinating one, but we were happy enough to get back to the warm light of day and to experience freedom again!