There are loads of interesting spots to sketch outdoors in the Smithfield Square area. However, here are a few cozy indoor suggestions in case it is either too cold or wet.
Cobblestone Pub - Live trad musicians playing from 2pm
Generator Hostel - Interesting café bar and reception area for people sketching.
If you are feeling brave, you can climb the 244 winding steps to the top of the chimney for a great view of Dublin (cost €5 and ask at the Generator hostel reception for access)
Outside Jameson Distillery - Seating area in Cristophe's cafe looks over the giant copper kettle and
Lighthouse Cinema - Colourful interior architecture and people sketching opportunities in the café
If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone at 2pm, just choose 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 coffee 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.
From 4pm, we'll gather for a drink at Costa Cafe Smithfield. A bunch of sketchers will magically appear.
Here is a link to a Google map - https://goo.gl/maps/jFooPfCpqCvmmsTB7
Hope to see you there!