Sunday 16th July 2017 – ‘Along The Banks of the Royal Canal.’
Dublin Sketchers will be sketching between 2PM and 4PM from the Samuel Beckett Bridge on the River Liffey to Sheriff Street Bridge on the Royal Canal (Guild Street) c. 0.5Km in length. This is where the Royal Canal enters the Liffey after journeying from the Shannon River.
From here we can see 19th century rusted dockland machinery, old and new bridges including Callatrava’s Samuel Beckett, St. Laurence O’Toole’s church, new developments and a skyline of cranes.
On warm days local youths jump off Mayor Street Bridge into the canal and from Monday to Friday office workers eat their lunches nearby.
A late Victorian house on Mayor Street bedecked in climbing rose’s stands between the many massive new developments draped with a banner asking ‘Where are our residents amenities?’
There’s a low stone wall for sitting alongside the canal between Mayor Street and Sheriff Street bridges and grass both sides of the canal for the full length.
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, some of us usually are! You need to bring your own paper and pens/pencils etc.4PM coffee at Café Nero close by at Excise Walk which runs parallel to Guild Street and the canal but is one block closer to the city centre.
Getting there: The Red Luas line stops at the IFSC or Mayor Square. The Docklands train terminus is under Sheriff Street Bridge and many buses run along the North Wall Quay. See you there.
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