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5 Reasons
to Learn Bridge Online

1. Bridge is a great way to exercise your mind and improving logical thinking.

2. Make new friends from all over the country.

3. Learn bridge from the comfort of your own home.

4. A game for everyone of any age.

5. Bridge is inexpensive.

6. Warning - Bridge is funenjoyable & addictive. 🤗

7. Optional practice session are available.

8. After you learn to play bridge online you can join your local bridge club and/or play in Declan Byrne Beginner/Novice games. 


Declan Byrne
CBAI Accredited

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☘️ Morning & Afternoon Bridge Classes & Tournaments ☘️

☘️ An ONLINE Bridge Club for Novice & Intermediate Players ☘️ Ireland's 1st Virtual Bridge Lounge - OPEN to all players ☘️

100% of past students that responded to a survey said they would recommend 'Declan Byrne Bridge' to anyone looking to learn the game of bridge!

LEARN BRIDGE ONLINE with Declan Byrne (Sept 2023)

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All classes take place ONLINE
 Morning & Afternoon Only 

Next Courses Commence
Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th September 2023

Follow on courses in January 2024

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Beginners Term 1Monday 10:30am - 12:30pm

Suitable for complete beginners with no prior knowledge of bridge.

Introduction to the game of bridge; Introduction to the ACOL bidding system. Introduction to Club Bridge & Online Bridge; Mini-Bridge, Bridge Scoring; Beginners Bidding & Play; Bridge Hand Evaluation; Opening Bids; Partner's Responses, Basic Card Play and More.

Bid & Play with Guidance - Monday 2pm - 4pm

This course has a wide range of appeal and is suitable for novice, improvers and some intermediate players - bid & play with guidance followed by discussion about the auction and play. Revision of some previously learned elements of bridge are included.

Improver (Level 1) Go further with better bidding - Tuesday 10.30am - 12.30pm

Suitable for progressive novice and intermediate players that want to look beyond opening and responding bids and progress to better contracts with confidence.

A short revision of basic bidding followed by Reverse bidding, Slam bidding, Tournament Play, Card Play & more.

Improver (Level 2) Advanced - Tuesday 2pm - 4pm

Suitable for experienced novice and intermediate players that want to learn about leads, signals & defence.

Also included are popular bidding conventions and methods (Weak 2's, Negative Doubles, Losing Trick Count, Cue Bids).


Course = 10 weeks | 2 hour lessons | €150 per person

All classes are organised ONLINE using a combination of ZOOM & RealBridge/BBO

For further information contact:
Declan Byrne, email:


What past students said...

“Thanks a million for such a wonderful introduction to Bridge. I was a hesitant beginner but really enjoy it now, all thanks to your super teaching! I also appreciate the effort you went to making it sociable online - you succeeded, and it’s now lovely to know lots of other beginner bridge players!  Thanks again” - Inez (Tipperary)

“Excellent presentation, use of technology & investment of time from Declan. Superb!” - Nora (Kerry)

“I thought the course was brilliant and would highly recommend it to anyone thinking of starting.  I really enjoyed the lessons” - Colette (Wicklow)

“A brilliant teacher, communicator and most of all FUN. I highly recommend Declan’s bridge classes for anyone thinking of learning bridge” - Nicola (Meath)

“Really, really impressive teaching style (knowledge taken as a given) and tutor persona” - Noel (Meath)

“A really excellent course and it has given me a great basis to build my bridge skills” - Stephen (Galway)

“I loved the course and think you are an excellent teacher” - Kathleen (Dublin)

"Thanks Declan for the brilliant lessons, a life saver during covid" - Brenda (Cork)

"You are a wonderful teacher and I wish you every success" - John (Galway

“Thank you Declan! are a very good, very patient and communicative teacher” - Maureen (Dublin)

"You are an amazing teacher and made bridge fun to learn. You were right, bridge is addictive" - Annmarie (Meath)

Ireland's 1st Realbridge Player's Lounge

Reserve your table
Any day - any time
Booking essential


How DB’s Realbridge Lounge works:

  • The player’s lounge is a 'virtual' bridge room where you organise three players to meet and play bridge at an agreed time, similar to a private game for fun or practice.
  • You need 4 players to fill a table.
  • If you sit at a table where the board is not number 1, then leave and sit at another table. (Someone has already played at that table if not on board 1).
  • Cost is €4.50 per day, per player.
  • Play up to 32 random boards  play some or all.
  • Advance booking essential. Email Declan.
  • Only sit at a table where boards have not been played already.
  • There is no tournament director needed but I'm never far away.
  • Come anytime & leave anytime.

Contact Declan:

DB Bridge MEET UP 2023

Many of Declan Byrne's Online bridge students met to play bridge in person. For some, this was their first time playing bridge at a table with real cards. A fantastic and fun day of bridge was enjoyed by all.

1st N/S & E/W
Dara & Angela and Ena & John

2nd N/S & E/W
Colette & Ailbhe and MaryJo & Tony

3rd N/S & E/W
Annmarie & Inez and Declan & Tori

4th N/S & E/W
Marie & Kate and Mary & Katie


What is RealBridge?

RealBridge takes online bridge to the next level, with built-in video and sound, bringing the true face-to-face experience online. See and speak to your opponents - just like face-to-face bridge. Read More>>>

What is BBO?

BRIDGE BASE ONLINE (BBO) is an online bridge service and is the world largest online bridge community.

How to set-up a BBO account.

Zoom is a video conferencing service used to virtually meet with others - either by video or audio-only or both, all while conducting live chat. You must have zoom downloaded and set-up on your computer in order to attend these classes.

Download from Zoom website here