Sunday sketch ideas for Feb 7th

Hey dudes, so where do we the people reckon we should head this weekend? Hmmm? Somewhere drawable I maintain.



Tracy O'Brien said...

Guess :D IMMA for me, as I have to see the exhibition before it finishes 14th Feb. €5 in to the actual photography exhib. or free with student card.. that's the drawback. Rest of gallery is free..

Pat said...

IMMA sounds good.

James Moone said...

Pearse Museum: Former school run by Patrick Pearse, now a museum in beautiful grounds. Attractions include exhibitions, a nature study room with attractive displays on Irish flora and fauna and an audio-visual show titled "This Man Kept a School". Access for visitors with disabilities to ground floor and Nature Study Centre.
St. Enda's Park - One of Dublin city's most charming and atmospheric parks, with its riverside walks, waterfall and walled garden.

Location: 8km approximately from Dublin City Centre

Bus Route(s): No. 16 from City Centre. Turn off Grange Road into car park at bus terminus.

Guided Tours: Available on request
Max No: 40
Duration: 30 minutes

Disabled access to all areas except the Halla Mór

Leaflet/Guide book: English, Irish.

Seasonal Events: Outdoor concerts during summer season. Please check in advance using contact details listed above

Audiovisual presentation: "This Man Kept a School"
Seating: 40
Duration: 20 minutes
Languages: English, Irish

Pearse Museum:
Nov - Jan: Mon - Sat 09.30 - 16.00
Feb Mon - Sat 09.30 - 17.00
Mar - Oct: Mon - Sat 09.30 - 17.30

Sundays & Bank Holidays - opens 10.00am

The Museum closes over the Christmas Period.

St. Enda's Park:
Nov – Jan 9.00am - 4.30pm
February 9.00am - 5.30pm
March 9.00am - 6.00pm
April 9.00am - 8.00pm
May – Aug 9.00am - 9.00pm
September 9.00am - 8.00pm
October 9.00am - 6.00pm

Weekends/ Bank Holidays - Park opens 10am

Park closed Christmas Day

Average Length of Visit: 1 - 2 hours
Admission Fees : Free


Well presented Nature Study centre, self-guiding trail, toilets, car / coach park.

Restaurant/Tearooms: Closed at present
Telephone +353 4 493 3053.
Seating capacity: 35 + 16 Outside Courtyard (+23 extra in mid-summer)

James Moone said...

Pearse Museum - St Enda's Park
Free museum indoor nature study building looks onto beautiful parkland

Just for somewhere different and free apart from bus fair out Bus Route(s): No. 16 from City Centre. Turn off Grange Road into car park at bus terminus.

Contact Details

Address: St. Enda's Park, Grange Road, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.

Telephone No: +353 1 493 4208
Fax No: +353 1 493 6120

Ciaran.L said...

Sounds nice; only trouble might be the expected rain that day.

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Ciaran.L said...

Though I'm definitely up for it if inside museum is suitable.

James Moone said...

I've rung the people at the museum and am awaiting info on wheter it ok for around ten of us to draw indoors there.

James Moone said...

It's only a suggestion/enquiry at present so will wait and see what they say to us

Tracy O'Brien said...

Guys, just saw a review of current exhibitions on in the RHA - it sounds interesting - in particular for me would be Róisín Lewis’s botanical drawings. Here's the link to the review..

Mary said...

Tracy, That sounds interesting, beautiful drawings. Here is another link,

Mary said...

Hi, best to click on the header in the main post in order for this link to work!

SuzanneLindfield said...

Roisín's drawings are just beautiful, thanks for the links Tracy & Mary. Must try and get in before the exhibit closes. I won't make it out sketching this weekend as I'll be heading west this pm. Hopefully see you all next week :O)

SuzanneLindfield said...

And she has a web site yay!

James Moone said...

Pearse Museum is open - wheter we go there this week or not. We've gotten permission to draw inside the museum if we make ourselves known at the reception as the Dublin Sketchers. They would have to position us around the building a bit, some of us could be at various windows overlooking the gardens and such rather than have us all drawing in specifically one room - which we don't anyway - we need to be reasonably careful, it's a museum so no wild partying or air guitar while we are there
: )

Jessica said...

My feeling is that we have been to IMMA fairly recently with the Sketching group, so it might be interesting to venture elsewhere.... I don't think we've been to the RHA for a while. I'd be up for that! I like the idea of the Pearce Museum too - how about we do it another Sunday soon (I'd vote for the 28th Feb, as that's the next time out that I can make...)
Two general comments about sketching - I'd quite like us to not to return to a venue within two months (unless there's a fab exhibition that the group hasn't been to before)and I think we should really work on finding new places - I'm going to contact the Casino in Marino for when the weather changes, as I think it would be a stimulating place to draw.

Stephen said...

The RHA looks really good. However, the NY photo exhibition is only on for one more week in the IMMA so it's our last chance to see it. I'd like to go to that there this weekend and put the RHA on the list for the coming sessions. The Pearse Museum I'd like to save for better weather. I know we can huddle inside and all but I think we'll get more out of it if we wait for the sun.

Tracy O'Brien said...

That's a good point about the Pearse Museum, it would be better if we could take full advantage and use the outdoors too - plus the group has been increasing in size recently and there will most likely be more than ten people.

IMMA closes 14th Feb, RHA on until 27th Feb.