Sunday 27th September - Brightening the Neighbourhood.



From 2pm on Sunday 27th September, Dublin Sketchers will sketch around our local
 area due to current restrictions.

Pick a location near you where there is an electrical box
 and sketch/paint an image of how you would imagine painting the electrical box. 

(The group who organise this are called Dublin Canvas and the selection process takes
 place in Spring so let's get in early for next year!) 

If you would like your sketch to be added to please either post it to the
 Whats App social group or email to dublinsketchers @ ( jpeg format).
Please ensure that it is low-res and properly orientated for posting to website.

Looking forward to seeing the results! 

Sketches from 20th Sept - sketching the stones

Kate K.
Greg H. (1)

Greg H.  (2)

Grainne M.

Richard D.


                                                           Mary O'C

                                                      Christine  (1)

                                                        Christine (2)

                                                        Caroline (1)

                                                          Caroline (2)

Vourneen  T.



                                                         Marie Helene

                                                        Marie Helene


                                                            Paul N.


                                                              John C.

                                                           Michael C


                                                           Pat McA   (1)

                                                          Pat McA (2)



                                                              Olly  (1)

                                                             Olly  (2)

                                                             Kate K.

                                                        Caitriona S. (1)

                                                      Caitriona S.  (2)

                                                         Caitriona S.  (3)

                                                          James M.

Sketching the Stones - Sunday 20th September


Going back over the last few years, Dublin Sketchers have a connection with Inis Oírr, the smallest Aran Island in Galway Bay, and Féile na gCloch, the festival of stones.  It brings together practitioners in stone walling, stone carving, letter carving and drawing from around the world to celebrate the heritage of the stones of the Aran Islands.

Féile na gCloch unfurls virtually this year, and we have been invited to join in.  You can check out the event whenever suits you via the Galway Heritage website or on the Inisheer Zibaldone website. For an overview of the festival, you might like to watch this conversation with Pat McAfee.

So this Sunday, why not sketch something made of stone? This short Mark Making And Drawing video might give you some inspiration. Or you might prefer to build a miniature dry stone wall or even attempt a draw stone wall.

Dublin Castle has some interesting stone work - carved, coursed, layered, polished, honed or cobbled - so use images or google street view to get lost in the detail.

Here's  Padraic Powell from Inis Oírr offering an inside looking out perspective on Féile  na gCloch for some inspiration.

Because of  government guidelines about gatherings, we've had to change the way that Dublin Sketchers meet. 

So here's what's happening on Sunday 20th September.
  • The devil is in the details - sketch something made from stone, maybe use Dublin Castle and the Chester Beatty Library as inspiration.
  • Stay local and sketch in your Dublin neighbourhood. 
  • If you would like your sketch to be added to the website, email it to Please edit your image so that it is low res and properly oriented for posting to the website.
  • Use the hash tags #feilenagcloch #stonefestivals #drawstonewall if you are posting your sketch on social media.
  • If you are a regular sketcher with us, but you're not on our WhatsApp group, contact us by email at

If you have any questions, please email us at

Here's a link to the government guidelines

Sketches from 13th Sept around Shelbourne Road / from around home and away!


                                                           Pat McA

Caitriona  (1)


                                                        Michael C.


                                                   Marie Helene   (Co.Kerry)

                                                          Emma M.


                                                              Mary O,C


                                                            Roisín   (1)

                                                           Roisín  (2)


                                                           Valerie (Sligo)

                                                            Paul. N.

                                                         Joe Kerrins
                                                        Richard D.  (1)

                                                          Richard D.   (2)

                                                        Peter B.  (1)

                                                         Peter B. (2)