Opening The Ulster Garden Project, Part II

Opening The Ulster Garden Project, Part II

10 - 25 December 2017 Richmond Barracks, Dublin, Ireland

The result of the participatory project The Ulster Garden Project is presented at Richmond Barracks in Dublin,Ireland.
Richmond Barracks is a potent reminder of the complexity of human relationships and Ireland’s past and future during its Decade of Commemorations and in the context of Brexit negotiations. The Barracks housed all British regiments that came to Ireland from 1814 and housed the Court Martials of 1916. It is the site where specific government decisions encouraged political entrenchment and a threat to be controlled. The wider site housed the first Catholic graveyard alongside a military barracks that transformed from the 1960’s to the 2000’s with contested forms of social housing models reflected in a series of social and economic crises and underpinned by increased poverty and increased heroin use.