Festival Time Table

2019 Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival : 17th – 23rd June

( Artist Registration is only 65 euro for the seven days of the festival )

* NOTE – You must be registered for the 2019 June festival before you can sign up for any of the weeks workshops.


Monday 17 June – Skerries

Information Hub – Skerries Sailing Club , Harbour Road , Skerries Co Dublin – Eircode K34 KX03

GPS  53.58365, -6.10461

Free Car Park – GPS 53.58489, -6.10151


Tuesday 18 June – Swords Castle

Information Hub – Swords Castle , Bridge Street , Swords Co Dublin – Eircode K67 X439

Free Fingal County Council Car Parking – CLOSES at 6pm /   GPS 53.46031, -6.21415

Fingal County Council Offices Atrium for exhibiting at 5 pm   GPS 53.45909, -6.21913

Wednesday 19 June – Malahide Castle

Information Hub – Malahide Castle and Gardens , Back Road , Malahide, Co Dublin – Eircode K36 YP65

Thursday 20 June – 12th Lock Royal Canal, Blanchardstown

Information Hub – Brady’s Pub , Old Navan Road , Blanchardtown , Co Dublin – Eircode D15 V440

Free Car park at Information Hub

Friday 21 June – Donabate

Information Hub – Waterside Hotel , Donabate , Co Dublin – Eircode K36 V064

Free Car Park at Information hub

Saturday 22 June – Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Information Hub – Farmleigh House & Gardens , Phoenix Park , Dublin – Eircode D15 TD50

Free Car Park – GPS 53.3630982,-6.3598656

Sunday 23 June – Balbriggan Harbour

Information Hub – Bracken Court Hotel , Bridge Street , Balbriggan, Co Dublin – Eircode K32 D521

Car Park – GPS   53.61033, -6.18096

(Artist registration is only 65 euro for the seven days of the festival)

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 and workshops 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.