Mr Leopold Bloom ate with relish the inner organs of beasts and fowls. He liked thick giblet soup, nutty gizzards, a stuffed roast heart, liverslices fried with crustcrumbs, fried hencods' roes. Most of all he liked grilled mutton kidneys which gave to his palate a fine tang of faintly scented urine.
Sunday 7 April - Hugh Lane Gallery
On Sunday 7th of April, Dublin Sketchers will sketch at the Hugh Lane Gallery (Parnell Square) from 2PM.
Meet around 4pm at the Old Music Shop on North Frederick Street.
If the weather brightens, there is a lot to sketch outdoors in the area, the Garden of Rembembrance, Hardwicke Street, Blessington Street, and of course Eccles Street (where Leopold Bloom's house was, at number 7, which sadly no longer exists).
For those of you participating in the Olives, Oysters and Oranges Bloomsday 2019 project, this is an area rich in inspiration, where Leopold Bloom starts his day, in the Calypso chapter. And if you're thinking food, maybe start the day with breakfast in bed, or grilled kidneys!
Also, the Olivier Cornet Gallery is around the corner if you want to drop in. It will be the last day of their wonderful exhibition slip.flux.flock!
If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone at 2PM just chose something to sketch and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. It’s a friendly crowd who you’ll get to know over a drink from 4PM. Don’t worry if you’re late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.