Festival Time Table

2018 Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival. 18th – 24th June 2018

Festival Time table

Monday 18 June – Skerries

Information Hub : Skerries Sailing Club

Time : 9 am – 6 pm

GPS : 53.58365, -6.10461

FREE Introduction talk by Paul D’Arcy

for artists new to painting en plein air – 10 am


Norman Teeling Workshop I : 2pm – 5pm

Social Evening and Meal for artists together in Skerries Sailing Club from 5:30pm

Tuesday 19 June – Swords

Information Hub : Swords Castle

Time : 9 am – 6 pm

GPS : 53.45948, -6.22019

* Fingal County Council are providing free car parking at their staff car park   –  GPS 53.46032, -6.21432  … Closes at 6:30 sharp

John Dinan Workshop : 10am – 1pm


Wednesday 20 June – Malahide

Information Hub : Malahide Castle

Time : 9 am – 6 pm

GPS : 53.444793, -6.162455

Sunny Apinchapong Yang Workshop I : 10am – 1pm

Thursday 21 June – Balbriggan

Information Hub : Bracken Court Hotel

Time : 9 am – 6 pm

GPS : 53.60887, -6.18289

Car Parking in underground hotel car park or public paid car park at harbour where most will paint. … GPS  53.61023, -6.18133

Blaise Smith Workshop : 10am – 1pm

Friday 22 June – Howth

Information Hub : Howth Yatch Club

Time : 9 am – 6 pm

GPS : 53.388904, -6.067553


Dave West Workshop : 10am – 1pm


Saturday 23 June – Rush

Information Hub : Rush Community Center

Time : 9 am – 6 pm

GPS : 53.52291, -6.09656

Kate Kos Watercolour Workshop : 10am – 1pm

Norman Teeling Workshop II : 2pm – 5pm

Sunday 24 June – Donabate

Information Hub : Waterside Hotel

Time : 9 am – 6 pm

GPS : 53.4786, -6.11525

Sunny Apinchapong Yang Workshop II : 10am – 1pm

The ‘paint out’ locations for the festival are as outlined below on the map.

We have chosen a stunning variety of scenes to paint throughout the week of the festival from seaside harbours to beaches, old castles to rolling fields and quaint little villages.

For those artists flying into Ireland, it’s also worth noting how close Dublin Airport is to our festival.
We are spoiled for choice by so much beautiful scenery within the Dublin Fingal area and this year’s selection will both challenge and invigorate you.

* NOTE  locations may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances

A typical day at the festival :

Each morning (generally between 9 – 10 am) you will arrive at the chosen location, register at the information hub for the paint-out and get your canvas or your watercolour paper stamped for that day’s painting.
You will then go and paint in the chosen location for the morning; stopping for lunch to discuss your mornings work with fellow artists. After lunch you may continue your painting or start a new one for the afternoon. Or if you have signed up to do one of the workshops during the day you will join the tutor and fellow artists instead.
Late that afternoon usually around 5:30 you gather with the other artists to display your unframed work on your easel. There is a prize-giving for that day’s work and members of the public are encouraged to purchase any of the work they like from the artists.

During the festival week there are also a number of social evenings where artists gather together just to chat and get to know each other. It’s all about painting, making friends and enjoying yourself.