10th January- 1pm at Bleeding Horse pub



Meeting at 1 o'clock, if you're new have your sketchpad visible!


The Bleeding Horse
Located on Camden Street and established since 1649 the Bleeding Horse is one of Dublins most historic pubs, and has been frequented over the years by literary greats such as Joyce, La Fanu, Gogarty and Dunleavy.

7 comments:

galvinator said...

wahaaayyyyyy! Happy New year! Although why do they call it the Bleeding Horse?

Mary said...

Hi Tom, how about this!

The Bleeding Horse is an old English Style pub in Upper Camden Street. The name apparently came about from the practise of farriers cutting a vein in the neck of horses who had arrived from a long ride (the pub was at the end of the road into Dublin through the townlands of Rathmines). This was a common means of reducing the horse’s blood pressure and calming them after a ride. The Bleeding Horse has been in existence since 1649, after all

Tracy O'Brien said...

Fountain of all knowledge!! Thanks Mary that's brilliant! Hope the patient will be better soon, keep him well away from all that ice!

galvinator said...

Ha ha! This is like an episode of QI! Cheers Mary, I had no idea!

TAW Admin said...

I won't make the Bleeding Horse this week but will try to do some drawing and post anyway, there is a lot of snow out our way in Firhouse so we staying put today. Happy new year to you all and cheers for that info Mary - always wondered about the name, fascinating explanation.

SuzanneLindfield said...

Happy new year! Thanks for the info Mary, very interesting! I didn't make it yesterday, the snow kept me indoors for most of the day.

galvinator said...

sorry didn't bother yesterday, the weather was way too messy around here. Hope ye had a good session