Drimnagh Castle 17th June 2018

Sunday 17th June 2018 Dublin Sketchers will be sketching at Drimnagh Castle, Longmile Road, Dublin 12 between 2PM and 4PM. Picnic 4PM.

Drimnagh Castle (www.drimnaghcastle.org )is a medieval castle a short distance west of the centre of Dublin city. It consists of a great hall, undercroft, tower, 17thc  formal gardens and is surrounded by a moat. There’s medieval insignia, wood and stone carvings, arches and vaults, bridge, folly, decorative tiles, ducks, trees, hedges, herbal plants, flowers and the resident ghost, Eleanora,

Public transport: Buses 18, 151 and 56A stop directly outside the castle. Buses 77A and 27 stop a 5 minute walk away (Eleanora pub). The redline Luas stops at Bluebell and Kylemore each about a 10 minute walk away.

There will be a picnic from 4PM. This will be a chicken paella with rice, chorizo, peppers, onions and peas cooked on a large pan over a wood fire. A small charge will be made to cover the cost of the food.

New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.  It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us socially at the end of the sketching. You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.

Sunday 10th June around Eccles Street // Ulysses Sketch Book Exhibition at 4pm

On Sunday 10th June from 2pm,  Dublin Sketchers are going to sketch around Eccles Street and St George's Church on Temple Street. We will be inspired by James Joyce's epic book about Dublin - Ulysses.

At 4pm we will gather in the James Joyce Cultural Centre at 35 North Great George's Street for an exhibition of the Ulysses Sketch Book project that Dublin Sketchers have been participating in. Bring along your Joyce inspired sketch books / single leaf sketches.

Sketch by Pat
Note: this will not be a sketch crawl, but feel free to move around the area to explore - it's the setting for three chapters of Ulysses - known as Calypso, Ithaca and Penelope.

Fictional characters Leopold and Molly Bloom lived at number 7 Eccles Street, there's a plaque to mark the spot.

If it's your first time out .... bring your own paper and pens/pencils, turn up, say hello to anyone who looks like a sketcher and get stuck in! You'll meet everyone at 4pm in the James Joyce Centre.

Ulysses sketchbook project 2018

Between February and June, Dublin Sketchers have got down and dirty with James Joyce. We’ve sketched in some of the places that appear in his big book Ulysses – a 700 page crazy epic that takes place on one day in Dublin in 1904. That day is celebrated every year as Bloomsday, 16th June.  Here's an 18 minute intro to the whole book.

The Drawing on Joyce sketchbook project took inspiration from Ulysses – the stories, the characters, the rumour and humour. We sketched pubs, chemists and cafés. Parks, martello towers and cemeteries. The sketchbooks are a record of time and place, now and then. They reveal Ulysses, one drawing at a time.

The sketch books will be exhibited during the Bloomsday Festival in the James Joyce Cultural Centre at 35 North Great George's Street. There will also be a Drawing on Joyce exhibition at the Olivier Cornet Gallery opening at 3pm on Sunday 10th June.

If you don’t want to exhibit your sketches, that is totally fine. Just come out with Dublin Sketchers as usual.

You can follow the development of the project on the website, and Twitter @DublinSketchers and @DrawingonJoyce.

If you can’t join the sketch crawls in Dublin, then tweet your related sketch during the week of the sketch out. 

Sketches from Store Street Plaza, and also a few from the Tall Ships on Monday

A very interesting location, lots of points of views. And great chats with all, old and new.              Also a quick visit was made on Monday morning to catch a glimpse of the Tall Ships before they sailed away at 1pm.  A few sketches lower down the page!

Mary S.

Mary S. 


Ulrich, visiting from Bern






 Aido (sorry if I misspelt your name!)




                                                          The  Tall Ships


Mary O 'C


Ueli   (1)

                                                                                 Ueli  (2)

Ueli (3 & 4)  

Ueli (5)