Sunday 2nd December 2pm Generator Hostel Bar

Hi all.

This week will see us inside the Generator Hostel bar in Smithfield at 2pm.
It's in between the Luas tracks and the Dublin Distillery buildings. The building is on your right as you face perpendicular away from the liffey and the Luas  tracks.

It's a big spacious place and they are happy to have us there if we want to draw inside and keep warm over coffees or pints.

We can draw each other - which we did last year there I think - or do work from imagination, or if any of the surroundings inspire.

(Although there is no official timetable for it you could try and  tackle the  Smithfield horse fair outside if it is still on and come back in for a heat up whenever you need.

If you really want to see it you'll have more of a chance if you get to Smitfield at sun- up, 9am, 10am might be more likely I hear, it may well be over at 2pm. The Smithfield Horse fair has been going on for hundreds of years and is a tradition that continues to fascinate and infuriate many a Dub and many a visitor. It can apparently get a bit like the wild,wild west out there, so please be careful. )

No need to say that it's going to be cold out there but if you wrap up well maybe you'll manage a quick sketch or two. Or take your camera.

Another place to venture to is the Cobblestone, a traditional music pub.

We will meet back, or stay put, in the Generator Hostel Bar and have coffee and sketchbook etc. discussion at 4pm as per usual

Look forward to seeing some of you there : )


Dublin Sketchers

From O’Connell Street

Take the tram (LUAS) from the Abbey street Luas stop to the Smithfield Luas stop.
The Smithfield stop is 3 stops from the Abbey Street stop (5 mins journey time).
Generator Hostel Dublin is located 1 minute walking distance from the Smithfield Luas stop

Generator Hostel Dublin in Smithfield is located 10 minutes walking distance from O’Connell Street. See map below for directions from O’Connell Street (The Spire) to Smithfield Square.

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Sketches from the Nat.Print Museum. Nov 25th

We had a very good turnout  to sketch in the Nat. Print Museum, in spite of the weather
*Note: Click on image to start large scale slideshow.

                                                                  Watercolour by Chris.

                                                                     By Marta.

                              Two by Ed.

Two by Des M
                                                                By John Kenny

                                                                  By Keith


                                                                                   Three By Mary

                                                                         By Pat C.

Nine sketches by Sarah O'R

Sketch by Sophie.

By Deirdre.

By Julie

By Alex

                                                  By Mandy  L

Sunday 25th November Print Museum, Ballsbridge

This Sunday, 25th November, we're sharpening our pencils and heading to the Print Museum in Ballsbridge.

Here's the website to help you find your way there!

The Museum is situated in the old Garrison Chapel of Beggars Bush Barracks on Haddington Road, Dublin 4.

The museum opens at 2.00pm, and they've agreed that we can pay only €1 entry if we are just drawing. There is a tour at 3pm, if you do that, you'll need to pay the full entrance fee!

Last time we went there, we ended up in Bar 51 ( on Haddington Street, so we'll probably weave our way there at around 4pm for a cuppa or something stronger to ogle over each other's art work or doodlings from the session.

If you haven't been out before, we're a casual, friendly crowd so just turn up, look out for people with sketch pads and get stuck in

More sketches from Sunday around City Hall

Jessica near the Sick & Indigent building

Colette O'Shea in Chester Beatty

John Kenny out and about


Dave de K

Here's some lovely work from Julie, Des, Ula, Whitney and Deirdre. Sorry that we can't match the drawing with the sketcher - perhaps you can?! Joao kindly took the photos, Jessica took the names, and between us we can't match one with the other! Great to welcome new faces to the group!

Sunday 18th Nov 2012.Sketching around Dublin Castle.

As City Hall was not available, we traversed the grounds of Dublin Castle and Chester Beatty Library to collect some interesting items.
*Click on an image to start the full size slide show.
                                                                      By Maura Q.


                                                                        Four by Maria S.

                                                      Watercolour sketch by Chris.

                                                      Two by Jennifer

                                                                       By Stephen C.

                                                                     By Des M.

Left: Foyer in Chester Beatty, by Mary       Right: Vase in Chester Beatty, by Jazmine.