Beginners Improved Beginners


19:30 - 21:30

Bridge Play 19:00 - 21:30 

11 Weeks 


(€70 Bridge Play) 

Course Overview 

Bridge is by far the greatest card game of all, and it can provide immense challenge and enjoyment for the rest of your life. Bridge is a great way to develop and retain memory, tactical, probability and communication skills, and is a great social activity.

Bridge is a trick-taking game, using a standard 52-card deck of cards. It is somewhat similar to 25, 30 or 35, but involves an additional auction or bidding phase and requires a greater level of skill than most other card games. It is played by four players in two competing teams, and is practiced by millions worldwide in clubs, tournaments, online and at home with friends.

Bridge Beginners / Improved Beginners: 19:30 - 21:30

This class is for people who have never completed any lesson in Bridge. This course will go through the fundamentals of the game of bridge. A further 10 lessons will be required after this course in order to be competent to join a bridge club. 

Bridge Play: 19:00 - 21:30

This class is for beginners who do not have the confidence to join a bridge club. You are expected to have a partner, you your partner must register separately. There will be a tutor on hand to help set up at the beginning. Score cards will be collected and prizes will be given at the end of the course.

Tutor Details

Beginners Bridge Tutor: Brideen Downes

Brideen has been playing bridge for over 30 years and has been teaching with us here for the last year. She has a wealth of knowledge on the game and is keen to help beginners and improvers develop a love for the game. 

Bridge play supervisor : Niamh Gormally / Brideen Downes

Niamh has been playing bridge for over 14 years, and teaching for the past 5 years. She is a qualified bridge teacher as accredited by the CBAI. She has represented Ireland at U25 and U21 level for a number of years.