Sunday 24th June 2018 Irish National War Memorial Gardens


Sunday 24th June 2018 Dublin Sketchers will be sketching at the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, D8 between 2PM and 4PM. Coffee 4PM at The Patriot’s Inn, opposite Kilmainham Jail
Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, D8

The Irish National War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge, Dublin 8 are one of the most famous memorial gardens in Europe. Designed by Edward Lutyens, architect and constructed in the 1930’s to commemorate the Irish who died in WW1.

There’s mature trees, roses, a temple, a tall stone cross and an altar, water basins with obelisks and four pavilions.

The river Liffey flows slowly past and is regularly used by the nearby rowing clubs.

If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone who looks like a sketcher at 2pm, just choose something to draw and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.  It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee from 4pm. Don't worry if you're late, some of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.

At 4PM we will meet at the Patriot’s Inn opposite Kilmainham Jail and the RHK west entrance, uphill from the gardens.

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Sketches from Drimnagh Castle 17-06-18

Alice

Balazs

Betty

Betty

Christine

Des

Des

Des

Jen

Jen

Louise

Louise

Mary

Mary

Ulrika

... and Paella for everyone

Drimnagh Castle 17th June 2018


Sunday 17th June 2018 Dublin Sketchers will be sketching at Drimnagh Castle, Longmile Road, Dublin 12 between 2PM and 4PM. Picnic 4PM.

Drimnagh Castle (www.drimnaghcastle.org )is a medieval castle a short distance west of the centre of Dublin city. It consists of a great hall, undercroft, tower, 17thc  formal gardens and is surrounded by a moat. There’s medieval insignia, wood and stone carvings, arches and vaults, bridge, folly, decorative tiles, ducks, trees, hedges, herbal plants, flowers and the resident ghost, Eleanora,

Public transport: Buses 18, 151 and 56A stop directly outside the castle. Buses 77A and 27 stop a 5 minute walk away (Eleanora pub). The redline Luas stops at Bluebell and Kylemore each about a 10 minute walk away.

There will be a picnic from 4PM. This will be a chicken paella with rice, chorizo, peppers, onions and peas cooked on a large pan over a wood fire. A small charge will be made to cover the cost of the food.

New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.  It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us socially at the end of the sketching. You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.



Sunday 10th June around Eccles Street // Ulysses Sketch Book Exhibition at 4pm

On Sunday 10th June from 2pm,  Dublin Sketchers are going to sketch around Eccles Street and St George's Church on Temple Street. We will be inspired by James Joyce's epic book about Dublin - Ulysses.

At 4pm we will gather in the James Joyce Cultural Centre at 35 North Great George's Street for an exhibition of the Ulysses Sketch Book project that Dublin Sketchers have been participating in. Bring along your Joyce inspired sketch books / single leaf sketches.

Sketch by Pat
Note: this will not be a sketch crawl, but feel free to move around the area to explore - it's the setting for three chapters of Ulysses - known as Calypso, Ithaca and Penelope.

Fictional characters Leopold and Molly Bloom lived at number 7 Eccles Street, there's a plaque to mark the spot.

If it's your first time out .... bring your own paper and pens/pencils, turn up, say hello to anyone who looks like a sketcher and get stuck in! You'll meet everyone at 4pm in the James Joyce Centre.

Ulysses sketchbook project 2018

Between February and June, Dublin Sketchers have got down and dirty with James Joyce. We’ve sketched in some of the places that appear in his big book Ulysses – a 700 page crazy epic that takes place on one day in Dublin in 1904. That day is celebrated every year as Bloomsday, 16th June.  Here's an 18 minute intro to the whole book.

The Drawing on Joyce sketchbook project took inspiration from Ulysses – the stories, the characters, the rumour and humour. We sketched pubs, chemists and cafés. Parks, martello towers and cemeteries. The sketchbooks are a record of time and place, now and then. They reveal Ulysses, one drawing at a time.

The sketch books will be exhibited during the Bloomsday Festival in the James Joyce Cultural Centre at 35 North Great George's Street. There will also be a Drawing on Joyce exhibition at the Olivier Cornet Gallery opening at 3pm on Sunday 10th June.

If you don’t want to exhibit your sketches, that is totally fine. Just come out with Dublin Sketchers as usual.



You can follow the development of the project on the website, and Twitter @DublinSketchers and @DrawingonJoyce.

If you can’t join the sketch crawls in Dublin, then tweet your related sketch during the week of the sketch out. 

Sketches from Store Street Plaza, and also a few from the Tall Ships on Monday

A very interesting location, lots of points of views. And great chats with all, old and new.              Also a quick visit was made on Monday morning to catch a glimpse of the Tall Ships before they sailed away at 1pm.  A few sketches lower down the page!

 Alice
Mary S.

Mary S. 

Pat

Ulrich, visiting from Bern

Christine

Mauro

Marie-Hélène

Aodh

Aideen

 Aido (sorry if I misspelt your name!)

Ulrike

Marie-Hélène

 Sarah

 Sarah
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                                                          The  Tall Ships
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Pat

Mary O 'C

Aodh

Ueli   (1)

                                                                                 Ueli  (2)


Ueli (3 & 4)  

Ueli (5)

Sunday 3rd June 2018 - Store Street Plaza


Sunday 3rd June 2018 Dublin Sketchers will be sketching at Store Street Plaza, between 2PM and 4PM. Coffee 4PM at Art Café, Corner of Gardener St Lower and Frenchman’s Lane (under railway bridge)

Store St Plaza is outside the curved front facade of Store St Garda Station beside Busarus Luas station stop. There’s outdoor seating with views of two railway bridges, the Dart running overhead, the Luas every few minutes and countrywide buses arriving and departing. There’s the Custom House dome nearby and a pub with a red canopy, the Coroner’s Court, an hotel, bikes, cars, overhead wires, tram tracks, lamp posts with shamrocks, advertising signs, posters and people in a hurry everywhere; it’s a hive of activity. Find a stone seat;  you’ll have a number of views to sketch and you’ll have other sketchers close by.

If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone who looks like a sketcher at 2pm, just choose something to draw and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.  It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee from 4pm. Don't worry if you're late, some of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.

At 4PM we will meet at The Art café, visible from the plaza, under a railway bridge, corner of Gardener St Lower and Frenchman’s Lane visible.

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Sunday 27th - Trinity College

This week we will be drawing in Trinity College, starting from 2 pm.
 

At 4pm we will meet for a drink at The Lincoln's Inn, a pub on Lincoln Place around the back of Trinity.


If you can’t find any sketchers at the beginning don’t worry … and if you’re late you won’t be the only one.  It’s Sunday afternoon and we’re not famous for our punctuality.  Just get started and keep your eyes open for other sketchers.


We hope to see you there!

Sunday 20 May - Harold's Cross Festival

This week we will be drawing at the Harold's Cross Festival  http://www.haroldscross.org/, starting from 2 pm.
 
Most of the action will be in and around Harold's Cross Park, where there will be music for most of the afternoon.



 

At 4pm we will meet for a picnic in the park. It's not a very big park, so if it's your first time, look for people with sketchbooks and come over and say hello! It looks like there are food stalls and toilets!


If you can’t find any sketchers at the beginning don’t worry … and if you’re late you won’t be the only one.  It’s Sunday afternoon and we’re not famous for our punctuality.  Just get started and keep your eyes open for other sketchers.
 
The weather forecast is a little uncertain. If it starts raining, you can try some of the local cafés - Five Points Café at 288A Harold's Cross Road (towards Leinster Road) and HX46, at 46 Harold's Cross Road (nearer to the bridge) both come highly recommended.
 
Also, there is an interesting exhibition, called "Queens of Art" at the Galerie Impromptu , 286 Harold's Cross Road, across from the Maxol Station. Local artist, Sheila Flaherty, who occasionally joins us on our outings, has invited us to the opening on Thursday evening. So drop in and say Hi!

To find out more about other events during the festival, check their programme at: http://www.haroldscross.org/
 
Hope to see you on Sunday!
 

Sketches from around Westland Row 13-May-18

Alice

Alice

Aoife

Aoife

Aoife

Balazs

Chirstine

Des

Emma

Emma

James

Jessie

Jessie

Mauro

Mauro

Marie-Helene

Maire-Helene

Mary O'C

Mary S

Pat 

Pat

Pippy

Pippy

Richard