On Sunday, 29th of October Dublin Sketchers will sketch at St. Laurence’s Church, Chapelizod (8MX4+W4 Dublin) from 2pm and meet for drinks at 4pm in The Mullingar House (8MX5+82 Dublin).
Chapelizod is a village preserved within Dublin. The village lies in the lap of the rich and wooded valley of the Liffey and is overlooked by the high grounds of the beautiful Phoenix Park on the one side, and by the ridge of the Palmerstown hills on the other. Thus was Chapelizod described in 1851 by the renowned Gothic horror writer, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, former resident of the old village, in the introduction to his collection, Ghost Stories of Chapelizod. Chapelizod is also full of character, especially the seemingly gravity-defying gardens that slope spectacularly down to the Liffey, adjacent to the Anna Livia Bridge in the heart of the village.
The village is simple in layout with its church and medieval tower having housing clustered around it, a wedge-shaped square lined with tall eighteenth and later nineteenth and twentieth century buildings and terraced streets and laneways. It retains its footprint, narrow plot widths, the profile, and facades of its eighteenth and nineteenth century buildings, all of which contribute to its eclectic character. Unlike the Georgian squares and Victorian suburbs of Dublin City, Chapelizod has an informality and organic morphology. It possesses a great range of buildings and building styles. Great opportunity to sketch Chapelizod with numerous intriguing subjects.
Dublin’s widest avenue with interesting architecture like the General Post office, numerous sculptures and monuments like the Spire, the statue of Daniel O’connell. Great opportunity to sketch the most happening place of Dublin with a lot of people, activities, and shops.
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! Please bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.
If you would like your sketch to be added to the website, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 are
posting your sketch on Instagram please #dublinsketchers #urbansketchers.
Hope to see you there!