On Sunday 10th October, Dublin Sketchers will be out and about in Dollymount, Clontarf, to sketch from 2pm. Please keep in mind current government guidelines on Covid.
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 when we get together at 4pm. Don't worry if you're late, most of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.
The Wooden Bridge from Clontarf links to Bull Island and the 5 kilometres long stretch of sandy beach and dunes on the island's eastern shore; while the island is located in Clontarf and Raheny, the beach is called Dollymount Strand. Lots to sketch there between the Wooden Bridge itself and the cottages on the island, the star of the sea sculpture and the bathing shelters, Poolbeg and Dollymount strand with Sunday walkers. Folding chair recommended. Beware not to obstruct the pedestrian passages on each side of the wooden Bridge.
Rather than meeting in a pub or coffee shop, we'll gather outdoors to catch up and check out each other's work. At 4pm, we'll gather on the green on the seafront, left side before the wooden bridge. Grab a coffee / drink on the way. Some coffee shops are open, one on the island (Happy Out café) and one on the seafront opposite the start of the wooden bridge (Fishbone, yellow restaurant) which has tables and chairs outside.
If you would like your sketch to be added to the website, email it to dublinsketchers @ gmail .com or post it to the Dublin Sketchers Social WhatsApp group if you are on that. Please edit your image so that it is low res and properly oriented for posting to the website. If you're on Instagram, use #dublinsketchers #urbansketchers.
Access: Bus 130 (Wooden Bridge, Stop 1751) or by car: Parking on the seafront past Clontarf village or on Bull Island crossing the wooden bridge, recommended if you wish to sketch on the island. Other option Dart to Clontarf+Bicycle