On Sunday 17th October, Dublin Sketchers will be out and about in Howth, 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.
Howth harbour is accessible by Dart (30m from city centre). Lots to sketch there between the West pier with fishmongers, boats, seals, and views on the lighthouse and Ireland’s Eye, and the East Pier leading to the lighthouse, and near the cliff views, the Martello Tower overlooking the port, the main street of Howth village. Claremont beach (west, behind train station) and Balscadden beach (east) also offer interesting viewpoints. A 10m walk will lead you to Howth Castle. Folding chair recommended.
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 opposite Insomnia (or in Insomnia) near Dart station. Grab a coffee / drink on the way. Plenty of coffee shops are open lots of space to sit on the pier cafés or Insomnia.
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: Dart and buses, car (parking is free in Howth, please keep in mind that there can be a lot of trafic, so it is faster and easier by dart). Bikes are allowed on the Dart on Sundays.