On Sunday 12 August, Dublin Sketchers will be out and about in Herbert Park from 2pm and converging at Lolly and Cooks from 4pm to check out each other's work.
The land used for the park was given to the city by the 14th Earl of Pembroke whose family name was Herbert. In 1907, the World Fair known as the Irish International Exhibition was held in Ballsbridge. When the structures had been dismantled, the site was developed as the current public park
The park is thirty-two acres in size and is in two halves, divided by a road, also called Herbert Park. A full circuit of the park's perimeter is almost exactly one mile, a fact used by runners and walkers to measure their progress. The larger half, on the south side of the road, is bounded by the River Dodder, houses, and includes a number of soccer pitches, formal gardens, and a large duck pond and an older public children's playground. A gazebo is also present in the North-Eastern corner of the park at the entrance to the Herbert Park Hotel.
There are buses that will leave you either in Ballsbridge outside the American Embassy it is just a short walk across the road to Herbert park or you can get a bus to Donnybrook and get off at the top of Herbert Park and walk down to the Park from there. The road cuts right through the park and Lolly and Cooks is on the opposite side to the pond
We'll gather for a coffee or Tea at Lolly and Cooks from 4pm to check out each other's work.