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Some History

Mount Merrion Bridge Club was founded in 1954 when a group of international bridge players formed the first bridge club in the area. Tom Murray and Kevin Fowler were the founder members and Cleo Fellows gave classes at 2s 6d per head. Local whist and other card players learned bridge. Soon the club had two sections, a senior and a weaker section. The reputation for a high standard attracted many strong players who were practicing their conventions prior to playing in major events. Tom Clune managed the club in the 1970s after which Anne O'Sullivan took over until early 2000.

As other bridge clubs started up in the area and members passed away, the numbers playing in our club declined. By the early 2000s, the club was playing in a pre-fab building in the church grounds and then played briefly in the (then) new parish centre. Following a period in the Scout Hall, the club enjoyed a number of years in accommodation above Kiely's pub in Mount Merrion. In recent years, the numbers playing in the club have increased siginificantly.

At present, the club plays in Leopardstown Park Hospital. It is a thriving club that is run by an active committee. Generally, at least twelve tables are in play. You can be assured of a good standard of bridge (mostly Intermediate A and Master players) and a friendly atmosphere.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Last updated : 3rd Oct 2013 15:38 BST