On Sunday 18th July from 2pm Dublin Sketchers will draw out and about Mountpleasant Square, Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Or sketch locally if you prefer.
Mount Pleasant Square. (Credit – Archiseek poster ‘GrahamH’)
Remember to observe Covid rules.
Rather than meeting in a pub or cafe, we'll gather in the public park on the open, Ranelagh Road, side of Mountpleasant Square at 4pm.
There are lots of places to pick up a coffee in nearby Ranelagh village.
If it's your first time, just come along with your materials and paper. Say hello to any fellow sketcher you see. Don't worry if you're late, we usually are!
Mountpleasant Square was begun c1820 and is amongst many laid out in Dublin after the Act of Union. Maurice Craig called it "The earliest and by far the most beautiful [of these early 19c squares] ... with three sides two of which are curved." ("Dublin 1660-1860" p303). Look out for the arch under the largest house on the straight side, for the ornate lamps standards and distant view of the dome of Rathmines Church.
For an alternative or a second sketch, try the park under the arch across Ranelagh Road. It's the last vestige of the 18c Ranelagh Gardens and has a pond fed by the Poddle.
If you can't join us, why not draw a square, terrace or pond near you?
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