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Dublin is now a Breath of Plein Air!

Come join us at the Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival in Ireland – Monday 18th – Sunday 24th June 2018. Enjoy the beautiful surrounding landscape, it’s charming coastal villages and friendly people. Bring your art materials and paint outdoors in Ireland’s landscape with fellow artists and friends. This year’s event will be hosted in and around Dublin and welcomes artists from Ireland and all over the world.

Hope you will join us and look forward to meeting you.
Paul D’Arcy
Festival Director


The festival consists of four parts :

Artist Registration € 60 for the week – allows you to attend all or some of the seven ‘paint outs’ days at beautiful pre-selected locations, exhibit at the festival, be eligible for daily prizes, festival awards and participate in our social evenings. We have chosen a stunning variety of scenes to paint throughout the festival week from seaside harbours to beaches, old castles to rolling fields and quaint little villages.

You can choose to attend all or just some of these paint outs, it’s up to you.


Workshop registration € 35 per workshop – Join these workshops to learn and improve your painting technics. The workshops are hosted by recognised plein air artists who will share their tips of the trade with you.

Paint Quick Competition – € 20 entry fee. which goes to charity – Cystic Fibrosis Ireland this year – Join in the 2 hour competition to be in with a chance to win cash prizes and exhibit your work on the easel at the end of the competition for the public to buy. This is a great favourite for the visiting public to watch work being created before their eyes.

Paint Out Transport – € 30 for the week – Get on the bus ! If you have no transport to bring you around to the various paint out sites, no problem, just register here to use our festival bus and we’ll get you there. It’s also a great way to meet new friends with a passion for painting.

It’s a ‘pick and mix’ for you to choose from. 🙂

Please note that all participating artists must pay the Artist Registration before being eligible to partake in the Workshops, Paint Quick competition or use the paint out Transport Bus.