Iveagh gardens if the weather's fine? War memorial gardenssanymountringsend, south wallquaystcducd
The 'Dublin Painting and Sketching Club' are having their 132nd annual exhibition in the County Hall, Dunlaoghaire, it is on from April 12th to 25th April. 11am to 5pm.(Sun).Well worth a visit!http://www.dublinpaintingandsketchingclub.ie/exhibition.html
There's some fantastic reading in the history of the Dublin Sketching Club. "Initially the Club met indoors to draw and paint. But, because of the inadequacy of gas lighting, they soon opted for weekly outings. The minutes of the club describe such an excursion, in 1885… “By train to Stillorgan and thence by car (no doubt horse drawn) to Stepaside… Mr. Fogarty arrived all the way by bicycle”."In our case of course Mr. Fogarty is replaced by James ;)
Also that sounds like a deadly venue. If the exhibition is too packed we can wander about Dunlaoghaire and draw boats and things :)
I think it was Jennifer that mentioned it to me before, but I think it's a pretty cool idea. How about visiting the National Stud and the Japanese Gardens - we could all meet at the train station and head down together. Sketching can begin on the train if you wish ;) Courage in numbers and all that lark! It could be a one off trip, as there would be cost involved - admission charges apply.The Japanese Gardens are celebrating their Centenary this year! Trains: Mainline to Kildare Station The Arrow runs from Heuston Station, Dublin to Kildare every 35 minutes. A shuttle bus operates from the Kildare Train Station to Kildare Town, Kildare Village Outlet Shopping and the Irish National Stud every 20 minutes, round trip.http://www.irish-national-stud.ie/
Oh and of course, some people could drive!
hey - i think the Dun-Laoghaire idea sounds good, because the Vintage Fair at which our own lovely Jessica will by lindy-hopping is also on this weekend in the Royal Marine. Admission is €6 to get into the fair (see http://www.vintageireland.eu/vintage-fairs.html). Between that and the Sketching Club and the harbour there'd be plenty to do.
Trip to Dun Laoighaire sounds interesting - plenty to do for sure.Japanese gardens perhaps next time? I am a volunteer driver.
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