This week we have a special outing - visiting the Pearse Museum in the company of RTE's Capital D. We will be meeting at 2pm as usual, directions and information below - and then meet up again at 4pm to go for coffee in the cafe.
Also - just a quick bit of info to let you know that City Life Drawing Exhibition is opening on Thursday the 23rd of June at 7:30pm in Ballyroan Library, with light refreshments served on the night and the exhibition itself will run until the end of August!
Info on this Sunday:
A lovely camera person and interviewer/producer from RTE's Capital D will be coming along to see us in action this Sunday! They want to profile what we do as naturally as possible. They will want to interview people, but if you don't want to be interviewed it's no problem - no doubt there's people in the group who are happy enough to be in front of a camera!
The Pearse Museum is the former school run by Patrick Pearse, now a museum in beautiful grounds. Attractions include exhibitions, a nature study room with and an audio-visual show titled "This Man Kept a School". It's set in St. Enda's Park - One of Dublin city's most charming and atmospheric parks, with its riverside walks, waterfall and walled garden. The good news is that, since we went there a year ago, the cafe in the courtyard is open, so we can gather there at 4pm for coffee. There's more information about the place at http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/Dublin/PearseMuseum-StEndasPark/
Location: 8km approximately from Dublin City Centre. You can park either in the car park that you can access from Taylors Lane or there's a bigger one on Sarah Curran Avenue.
Bus Route: No. 16 from City Centre. The bus stop you need to ask for is "Grange Road (Sarah Cullen Avenue)" and then you'll see a sign for St Enda's Park / Pearse Museum - look out for the car park. Here's the timetable for the bus http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/Your-Journey1/Timetables/All-Timetables/16/ You can pick up the number 16 bus on O'Connell street near the Gresham Hotel. From the timetable it looks like there's a number 16 bus that leaves O'Connell Street around 1pm.