Extra sketching session on Sat 16th November | Marsh's Library from 10 to 12:30.

Hi Everybody,

There is an extra sketching event this month.

On Saturday 16th November we will sketch at Marsh's Library, at St Patrick's Close, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.St, from 10 to 12:30.

Since it's a library, watercolour and charcoal are NOT allowed.

The library will make sure there are chairs for most of us on that day.

They are very flexible with the time so it's okay to stay sketching for a bit longer if you want to.

At the entrance, make sure you mention you are from the Dublin Sketchers and there will be no admission fee. If you are happy to do it, you can give a donation instead.

After sketching, we can all meet up at Bite of life to show each other's works. This cafe' is small but it's also the closest to the library.

In case many people turn up we will have to move to Queen of Tarts on Cow's Lane.

Here are for info about the sketching location: https://www.marshlibrary.ie/

See you there!


Sunday 3rd November | Natural History Museum

On Sunday the 3rd of November Dublin Sketchers will sketch at the Natural History Museum, on Merrion St Upper (D2), from 2pm and meet for drinks at 4pm in McGrattans Café Bar.

The Natural History Museum is a great spot to get sketching something a bit more unusual for a city: also known as 'The Dead Zoo' (sadly), this place boasts about 10,000 exhibits from the natural world. If you are not too much interested in drawing animals, then you might concentrate on the ‘cabinet-style’ building and get some more architecture on that sketchbook :).

Should the weather be kind to us, this is a handy location to go sketching in Merrion Square Park or just to enjoy a sketching-promenade in that lovely area.

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 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.

Here's a website about the location: https://www.museum.ie/Natural-History

From 4pm, we'll gather for a drink at McGrattans Café Bar, just across the Natural History Museum at 76 Fitzwilliam Ln. Here, a bunch of sketchers will magically appear.

Hope to see you all there!


Sketches from around the festival in St. Patricks Park, Sun. 27th Oct






2 by Marie-Helene


                                                                         2 by Pat McA

                                                                            Paul N

                                                                        2 by Caitriona S.


          2 by Vourneen     

                                                         Mary O'C

Aurelie P.
                       Sketches from 4 locations around Dublin today!

Stokerland, St. Patrick’s Park, Patrick St, Dublin 8. Sunday 27 October 2pm

St. Patrick’s Park, Patrick St, Dublin 8Sun 27 Oct, 2pm  
4pm Meet at the Lord Edward Fitzgerald Pub
(Opposite Christchurch and beside Jurys Hotel on Christchurch Place)
Stokerland, a pop-up Victorian fun park for families and the eternally young, will open its gothic gates on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of October in one of Dublin’s most beautiful green spaces, St. Patrick’s Park.
With one of the city’s stunning cathedrals as a gothic backdrop, this ghoulish gathering will present street theatre, a performance tent, free face-painting, Victorian funfair rides, macabre thrills and ghoulish games for everyone to enjoy.
Complete with a food village, olde-worlde games, face-painting and more, this family-friendly fun-day is the perfect way to entertain children 12 and under this Hallowe’en Bank Holiday weekend.
Fancy dress encouraged!
Admission to Stokerland is free but there are small charges for rides and food concessions to suit all budgets, but BYOPicnics are also encouraged!

Sketches from the National Library Sun 20 Oct

A great body of work produced today in the wonderful  Large Reading Room of the National Library.

                                                                        James M.

                                                                            Marie Le M.




2 By Marie S.

                                                                     2 By Marie-Helene



                                                                              Caitriona S.



                                                                            Betty.  (Apologies, maybe you  can email new photo)



                                                                            Mary O'C

                                                                                Paddy (N.H.M.)

Sun 20 Oct Dublin Sketchers at National Library from 2pm and Duke Pub 4pm

       On Sunday 20th October Dublin Sketchers will sketch at The National Library
on Kildare Street from 2pm and meet for drinks at 4pm in The Duke Pub on Duke Street.

The National Library reading room is being opened just for us! Please give Caitriona a €2

If you are sketching the reading room please use DRY materials only - NO paint!!!

If it’s your first time out, don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your
own paper and pens/pencils etc.

Hope to see you there.

Pictures from Dame Street, Dublin Castle and Chester Beatty Library

Quite a variety of sketches from our afternoon around Dublin Castle and the Chester Beatty Library. Thankfully the rain cleared just in time for our sketching!


Regina, visiting from Cologne











Marie S.

Mary S.




Pat McA.

Pat McA.


Caitriona S.