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Not just the National Gallery

Time: January 11, 2014 from 11am to 4pm
Location: Meet Buswells Hotel, 11am and 3pm
Street: Buswells on Kildare Street
City/Town: Dublin
Event Type: national, gallery, visit, including, nat, museum
Organized By: Sean Quinn
Latest Activity: Jan 12, 2014

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For the first event of the year I am proposing a visit to the National Gallery, Dublin.  Just a visit, no painting, to reacquaint ourselves with the newly re-furbished gallery.  Who might we meet on the Turret Staircase?  These dark days of January are also a rare chance to view the Turner watercolours there,  in the  Henry Vaughan collection.  Not just the  Gallery  also refers to the  fact that the National Museum in Kildare St. is close by and  is literally a treasure trove of Irish Art  in Gold, silver, glass   etc. etc.  from the last five millennnia.  With a dramatic Egyptian section  displaying among other things, stunningly realistic portraits from 2000 years ago.  Also,  on Nassau Street  is Trinity college with the Book of Kells   etc.  As the Nat. Gallery cafe is always crowded,  and dreadfully noisy, with tiny tables,   I am proposing that we meet up in Buswells Hotel on Kildare St  at 11  and again at .3pm. Nearest Dart station is Pearse Street.

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Comment by Sean Quinn on January 12, 2014 at 14:15

Thanks for your generous comments,  Anna.  I  featured that portrait and our response to it in the Plein Eire blog.    This could well become an annual event.

Comment by anna d hurley on January 12, 2014 at 13:31

what a great day yesterday, Sean. I really enjoyed it and am still in awe of that potrait.  Best thing I have seen for years. Dying to get back to work after the Christmas break.

Comment by Sally Downey on January 10, 2014 at 19:25

Would love to be there Sean but will be attending the happy event of a christening.  I'm sure you will all have a great time.  Looks like there's so much to do that you will have to make a second trip.  My fingers are crossed. 

Comment by anna d hurley on January 9, 2014 at 10:30

a nice start to the new year. will bring some paints,

Comment by Sean Quinn on January 8, 2014 at 16:11

Thank you all for your encouraging remarks.    I didn't know if I was going to end up on my own or not,  as  this is different from  the usual.    So I thought I'd send it up the flagpole and see if anyone saluted!

Comment by Frank Hallinan Flood on January 8, 2014 at 14:35

Great idea! I'm bringing my paints as well as I would love to paint in Merrion Square or Stephen's Green.

Comment by Patrick T Daly on January 8, 2014 at 12:55

Yip, this is a really nice idea Sean. Hope I can make it.

Comment by Norah Blount on January 7, 2014 at 18:56

That is a lovely idea Sean and I always make it in to the Turner exhibition so it will be great to be in good company this time.  If the weather is reasonable I will be off to paint too though - Stephens green is always good for sketching or painting  and even on a sat there are quiet places to hide away in.

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