On Sunday 28th of August we are going to St Audoen’s Church, High Street, Dublin 8, just past Christchurch and the Dublinia exhibition on the same side of the road.  http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/dublin/staudoenschurch/

They are running quite a few events on Sunday as part of National Heritage Week including a drawing competition!

http://heritageweek.heritagecouncil.ie/whats-on/event-details?EventID=1886

So the starting point will be the visitors centre at 2pm, don’t panic if you can’t find anyone to start with, we are not known for our punctuality. Don't worry if you're late, you will be in good company!  Just choose something to draw and get stuck in but keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.  It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee from 4pm. You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.

Meet up afterwards for coffee at the Bull and Castle Pub just opposite Christchurch with a red and white stripey theme going on. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.


On Sunday the 21st of August we will be making our annual trip to The Ukulele Hooley by The Sea in the People’s Park in Dun Laoaghaire. This is a colourful, fun and free event just a short walk from the Dart Station and the 46A bus Stop. 

The Ukulele Hooley: http://ukulelehooley.com


The Dun Laoghaire Harbour swimming race is also taking place on Sunday nearby at the East Pier. http://leinsteropensea.ie/harbour-race/

We’re taking a little bit of a risk with the weather so the back up dry location is The Forty Foot (Weatherspoons) pub which is on the top level of the Pavillion looking over the Seafront.  https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/republic-of-ireland/county-dublin/the-forty-foot-dĂșn-laoghaire

The top floor has a fantastic view of the harbour. There are also various bandstands around in the park itself on the sea front just across the road which is a great place to watch the sea birds and on the east pier.

So, the starting point is the main gate of the People’s Park (Sea end). 

Don’t panic if you can’t find anyone to start with, we are not known for our punctuality.  Just choose something to draw and get stuck in but keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.  It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee 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.

Meet up afterwards for coffee at 4pm in the 40 Foot (Weatherspoons Pub) on the top level of the Pavillion. A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.

Hope to see you there!

Shakespeare at Dublin Castle 14th August 2016

A magical afternoon with the wonderful Fortunes Fool Productions in Dubh Linn Gardens.

Sketches by...


Mauro



Davy






Marie Helene






Marianne



Mary






Patrick



Stephen




















On Sunday the 14th August we will be going to, Dubh Linn Gardens in Dublin Castle for outdoor Shakespeare at Irish Monuments: http://fortunesfoolproductions.ie

This is a completely free event, seating is picnic style so bring a blanket or tarp (chairs are not provided). You do not need tickets or reservations. Seating is general admission and begins 30 minutes before show times. If Shakespeare isn’t your thing there are lots of interesting squares and back streets within the Dublin Castle walls and if the weather turns bad there is of course our old favourite the Chester Beatty Museum full of treasures.

The starting point will be 2pm outside the front door of the Chester Beatty Museum. Don’t panic if you can’t find anyone to start with, we are not known for our punctuality. Just choose something to draw and get stuck in but keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself. It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee 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.

From 4pm, we'll gather in the Parliament Hotel on Dame Street to check out each other's work (formerly and better known as the Arlington, exit Dublin Castle Main gate and look up the hill to the left) Location: http://www.parliamenthotel.ie/location.htm

A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.

Hope to see you there!

On Sunday 7th August we will be going to Collins Barracks Museum.


On Sunday the 7th August we will be going to Collins Barracks museum. 


The starting point at 2pm is the reception area in the west wing of the museum. If it’s your first time out and you can’t spot anyone who looks like a sketcher at 2pm, just choose something to draw and get stuck in. Keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and say hello. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.  It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee 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.

From 4pm, we'll gather Collins Barrack's Coffee shop to check out each other's work.  A bunch of people who look like sketchers will magically appear.



Hope to see you there!



Sketches from Festival, Hotter than July, Smithfield Sq. Sunday 31st.July 2016


By Stephen C






                                                                      4 By Kiaran

                                                                          By Jessica












                         2 By Linda



                                                                          4 by Mary S.

                                                                            By Mauro
                                         
By Brigid

By James M

                                                    
2 By Dave



    2 By Liz



                                                                           3 by Mary O 'C.

Sunday, 31st July - 'Hotter Than July' at Smithfield Square, D7



Hello Sketchers,

This Sunday, the 31st  July, we go around the World. There is the ‘Hotter Than July’ world music festival at Smithfield Square. So I suggest to meet here at 2pm. The festival is free… and it goas on from 3 to 9, but I am sure there will be plenty of activity to sketch from 2pm.

To pinpoint a meeting place, let’s meet at the Generator Hostel at 2pm and later we can have our get together here again from 4pm.

… and on facebook…

We are an informal gathering who meet every Sunday to share our love of sketching. We have fun exploring interesting places and events around Dublin. We always visit places that are free of charge and accessible by public transport. (You're welcome to suggest a location yourself if you want.)

New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself. It's a nice friendly gathering and you'll get know us over coffee. Just have a sketch pad in your hand at 2pm and we'll spot you! (You need to bring your own drawing materials.)

See you there,

Dublin Sketchers