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Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival 2021

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Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival 2021

Time: July 19, 2021 to July 25, 2021
Location: Fingal and North County Dublin
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Event Type: painting, festival, paint-out, workshops, exhibitions
Organized By: Paul D'Arcy
Latest Activity: Apr 1

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Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival is a week long out door painting festival run in July every year in Ireland. An exciting festival based in Fingal and North county Dublin. Painters from Ireland and all over the world will descend on the region to paint and have fun with artists who love to paint out doors.

Whether you have never painted out doors before, are a novice or a more experienced plein air painter the Dublin plein air festival is the one painting festival you should put in your diary for June.

Getting to the our plein air festival is easy.
We have a very good road and rail infrastructure for artists traveling from around Ireland.
While for international Artists visiting the festival, we are very closely located to Dublin International airport as well as the Dublin ferry port.
We also have on our website a number of accommodation choices that will suit all budgets.
This makes visiting our festival even more attractive.

Plein air workshops are also part of the festival, where you'll be taught the tricks of the trade when painting plein air (out doors). The festival is open to all people over eighteen years of age.

The festival will visit seven different towns and villages throughout Dublin/Fingal.

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Comment by Etain J Feeley on March 14, 2020 at 16:30

Wondering if the 2020 event will go ahead this year or not I guess, it all depends on the restrictions, just a waiting game now.

Comment by Paul D'Arcy on February 1, 2020 at 11:39

The prestigious Farmleigh House in the Phoenix Park is hosting one of the painting festival days in June. Over a 180 artists from Ireland and all over the world will be painting out doors within the park grounds. There will also be a food market and brass band to entertain you.

Members of the public can watch the artists at work for free but if you wish to take part in the festival you must register for the festival.
To be part of the Dublin Plein Air Painting festival you must register on

Farmleigh House was formerly one of the Dublin residences of the Guinness family.
The extensive pleasure grounds feature walled and sunken gardens, and scenic lakeside walks.

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