The Dublin Plein Air painting festival runs this June 2017 from Monday 19th to Sunday 25th.
Monday 19th June – Balbriggan – 9 am to 6 pm
Tuesday 20th June – Swords – 9 am to 6 pm
Wednesday 21st June – Skerries – 9 am to 6 pm including Blaise Smith HRHA workshop
Thursday 22nd June – Malahide – 9 am to 6 pm including Jock Nichol workshop
Friday 23rd June – Naul – 9 am to 6 pm including Henry McGrane workshop
Saturday June 24th – Rush – 9 am to 6 pm including John Dinan workshop
Sunday 25th June – Howth – 9 am to 5 pm
The festival bus will depart from Skerries Mills (this year’s headquarters) each morning at 8:30 sharp and bring artists to the day’s paint out location and return around 7 pm.
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.
The Festival Head Quarters for the week during the festival is Skerries Mills.
Skerries Mills is a unique collection of two windmills and a watermill with associated mill pond, mill races, wetlands. and is an ideal place to visit on a day trip. It brings to life the authentic workings of a five sail windmill, four sail windmill, water mill and bakery of the 1800’s.