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McKee Barracks

Photo: Donal Murphy

McKee Barracks

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Saturday 15 October

The defensive strategy for Dublin was one of a necklace of Barracks from Howth to the Pigeon House Fort. Marlborough Barracks (McKee) as the cavalry base is the jewel in this defensive necklace. The south-facing North Accommodation Block provided the ideal platform from which to review the parade ground and cavalry. The building is a highly crafted composition of different brick forms; extruded brick, hand crafted, red rubber, ornate scrolls with insert terracotta panels. The conservation work has been light touch; undoing, cement pointing, and replacing terracotta or brick when structurally necessary or where all detail was lost.

Places on this tour will be distributed using a lottery, which has now closed.Wheelchair Access.

Designed by: Taylor Architects
Building Date: 1888

Booking Lottery

Places on this tour will be distributed using a lottery, which has now closed. Winners will be notified of their tour details ahead of the Open House Dublin weekend. Most of the Open House Dublin tours are operated on a First Come, First Served basis. So if you missed out on this lottery, make sure to check out the rest of the programme!