Sketching Idea 2 - Phoenix Park 1pm Park Gate Entrance Sunday March 8 2009

Ok this is a good outdoor venue that has been suggested, it might still be too cold for some of us, me included, despite the fact that the temperatures are generally warming up at present, however those not up for outdoor sketching could go to a local bar and draw in there and meet the rest of the outdoor sketching crew there or in another cafe. Not sure whats around there apart from the Collins cafe on a Sunday. Hopefully you all know how to get to parkgate street entraance but heres a map anyway...

About the pArk...This is Dublin's playground - the largest urban enclosed park in Europe, with a Circumference of 11km (7m) and a total area of 712 hectares (1,760 acres). Situated 3km (2m) west of the city centre. Ornamental gardens, nature trails, and broad expanses of grassland, separated by avenues of trees, including oak, beech, pine, chestnut, and lime. Livestock graze peacefully on pasturelands, deer roam the forested areas, and horses romp on polo fields.
The main entrance to the Phoenix Park is at Parkgate Street. Dublin 7, near Castleknock. There is no charge to enter the Phoenix Park.
OK I am away to Mayo till Friday evening so will someone else pick one or other location and post and email the rest of the gang.
Regards and thanks,
James

10 comments:

Tracy O'Brien said...

Thanks for checking out the two ideas James - will make sure one is chosen and posted ;) Enjoy Mayo!

galvinator said...

maybe the botanic gardens would be best, there are indoor places and plenty of shelter around if it's windy or damp?

Ciaran.L said...

If we're voting, I'll vote for the Botanic Gardens, because - as far as I know - I've never been there; and I was in Phoenix Park quite recently.

SarahOR said...

id go go for idea two as iv no way to get to Botanic gardens (unless someones offering a lift)..and the ten bus goes right near my house..

Tracy O'Brien said...

I think I'd prefer the Botanic Gardens too - simply as the weather is just that bit too cold to be outside sitting still. I've never been to the Botanic Gardens either so it'd be nice to see them!! Sarah I'll meet you in town and we can get a bus from there?

Lucky Fish said...

I would vote for Botanic Gardens aswell. I haven't been there and looking forward to see :)

Stephen said...

Botanic sounds like a winner. I'll give you a lift if you like Sarah :)

SarahOR said...

Im only in Dublin a few days so im probably going to head down to my granny instead anyhow..

I expect lovely pictures to follow (like last time you guys went) :)

galvinator said...

cool seems like we're goin botanical. lookin forward to it.

Ciaran. said...

I'm up for the botanic gardens too. Toasty greenhouses and lot's of spring flowers at this time aswell.