Sketching @Chapelizod Village this Sunday (13th April)

On Sunday 13th of April the Dublin Sketchers are going to Chapelizod village (just beyond Islandbridge/ Beside Phoenix park

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapelizod

Buses: 66/67/25/26/66b/66a etc takes 15/20 minutes from the city and come every 5/10mins(from merrion square)/ Westmoreland st/ the Southside Quays
Interesting buildings in the village include the church of St Laurence (Church of Ireland) with its medieval bell tower. The fine Georgian house where Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu wrote stands at the corner of Park Lane facing Main Street in front of the church. The renovated old RIC barracks on Main Street predates the old Constabulary, serving as an army barracks from the reign of William and Mary.
The Kings House, a Royal Residence built and maintained by and used as an out of town residence by the Viceroy the Duke of Ormond, faced the millrace from the southside of the westbound highway opposite the Mullingar House.
The village is the setting of James Joyce's short story A Painful Case from Dubliners. It is the setting as well as the scene of the home and hostelry of the protagonist Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker, his wife Anna Livia Plurabelle, and their family Shaun, Shem and Issy in Joyce's final major work, Finnegans Wake.

We'll meet at 2pm at Mullingar House in the center of the Village and back here again for coffee at 4pm. There is a pedestrian Entrance to phoenix park accessible from the village and there is also a lovely view of the liffey from the bridge opposite mullingar house (bring colours if you like). The Church of Ireland has a 14th century bell tower is interesting to draw along with some of the period houses in the village adjacent to the Liffey. There is also the chapelizod end of the war memorial gardens.

This week's optional challenge is to draw the Liffey

If you've not been before, you'll spot us easily as we'll be holding our sketch pads. Don't worry if you're late - just get stuck in with the drawing.
 
Hope to see you there!

Sarah

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