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Boyne Valley in Annagassan

Delighted to welcome Michael and hope it will be the first of many happy outings with Boyne Valley group.

Thanks to Alison for photos of our paintout in Annagassan. We spent a very pleasant day on the verandah/beergarden/ out the back of the Glyde Inn or on the adjoining beach. Thank you Paul and Conor for your hospitality.  Social distancing was…

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Added by Sally Downey on July 15, 2020 at 4:47 — 1 Comment

Copy of a painting by John Singer Sargent - A Venetian Woman.  36" x 23".

Copy of a painting by John Singer Sargent - A Venetian Woman.  36" x 23".

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Added by Sally Downey on June 8, 2020 at 17:49 — 9 Comments

Howth Challenge.





This is my effort for challenge. 8” x12”. I did spend a long, very long time going around Howth on Google Maps but ended up with one of my own photos taken at a Paintout oct…

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Added by Sally Downey on May 1, 2020 at 21:21 — 1 Comment

NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE Boyne Valley - Biodivesity Festival

Last September we were the guests of OPW at the biodiversity Festival in the Walled Garden of the Phoenix Park.  It was a wonderful day.  Here are the paintings done on that day.  They have never been seen before!

Caroline Carroll.  Graphite…

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Added by Sally Downey on November 17, 2019 at 21:30 — 3 Comments

Listoke 2 July 2019

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Added by Sally Downey on July 21, 2019 at 7:13 — 1 Comment

Listoke July 2019

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Added by Sally Downey on July 21, 2019 at 6:55 — No Comments

Boyne Valley at Castlebellingham 23/02/2019

Hope all enjoyed the day yesterday.  

Frank was missing for the photo.  So here he is -…

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Added by Sally Downey on February 24, 2019 at 12:32 — No Comments

Boyne Valley paintout in Skerries 30.06.2018

Thank you Sean for organising.  Lovely to be back in Skerries again and on such a beauiful day.  A very big welcome to two new Boyne Valliers,  Marty Garland and David Fitzgerald.  Here they are on their maiden paintout.

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May it be…

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Added by Sally Downey on June 30, 2018 at 21:06 — 1 Comment

Boyne Valley in StAnnes Park 24.03.2018

What a Beautiful day yesterday!  Delighted so many of us could make it AND get parking - Caroline, Margaret, Irene, Caitriona, Paul, Rosemary.   Missing from pic - Michael, Norah and myself. 

Added by Sally Downey on March 25, 2018 at 10:01 — 1 Comment

BVPE Castletown 24.02.2018

Added by Sally Downey on February 24, 2018 at 23:34 — 1 Comment

Listoke paintout

A promising start to a lovely day in Listoke.  And welcome to Rosemary and Margaret. 

Added by Sally Downey on February 17, 2018 at 21:57 — No Comments

Boyne Valley in Farmleigh 05.11.2016

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Added by Sally Downey on November 7, 2016 at 0:01 — 1 Comment

Boyne Valley Paintout Listoke Garden 23.04.2016

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Added by Sally Downey on April 26, 2016 at 23:46 — No Comments

Boyne Valley paintout Botanic Gardens 27.02.2016

Spring had arrived and was bustin out all over the Botanic Gardens today -

Happy to say that that is NOT snow outside the window.  Just a bit of overexposure!

Added by Sally Downey on February 27, 2016 at 18:26 — 1 Comment

Toe in the Water Paintout in Listoke 30.01.2016

Well done to John McManus and Frank Hallinan Flood especially who braved the elements and painted en plein air and plaudits too to the rest of us who retreated to the dubious comfort of a glasshouse.

Is that a reject…

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Added by Sally Downey on February 4, 2016 at 15:14 — 1 Comment

Boyne Valley trip to Renvyle Nov.2015

At last  - and sorry for the delay -  our memories of Renvyle -

Right click each of the following and go to  Open link in new window. -  Then double click on first thumbnail and follow the arrows to view all images.

Galle…

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Added by Sally Downey on December 4, 2015 at 0:30 — 1 Comment

Boyne Valley paintout Slane, 31st October, 2015

Added by Sally Downey on November 1, 2015 at 16:28 — No Comments

Boyne Valley paintout - Listoke Gardens 10th October 2015

Selfie to the 8th Degree

....................But someone is missing!  We were blissfully unaware that poor Carrie was discovering all the lesser known byways of County Meath between Julianstown and Listoke.  Happily she did make it.…

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Added by Sally Downey on October 10, 2015 at 23:59 — No Comments

Boyne Valley paint-out 26th September, 2015

Another lovely day in Listoke Gardens even more glorious than the last one. Big welcome back to Catriona. Full marks to Caitriona, with her new hip, and to Rita, with her very new knee, for coming. Glad we had such a lovely day especially for them.

Susan, not in photograph, is elsewhere 'finishing off her ducks'??? How did you get on…

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Added by Sally Downey on September 27, 2015 at 15:40 — 1 Comment

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