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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

How to Join a Zoom Meeting

w w w . D E C L A N B Y R N E . i e ☘️ 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 beginners that responded to a survey said they would recommend 'Declan Byrne Bridge Online' to others looking to learn the game of bridge!

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)


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

All classes are organised ONLINE using a combination of ZOOM & RealBridge/BBO. (Limited class size)

For further information contact:
Declan Byrne, email:

DB Bridge Students at the Cairnduff Competition

Nicola O'Dowd & Dara Voyles (above) and Emer Murray & Eimear Fallon (below) receiving their prizes from Maire O'Connor, President, Regent Bridge Club

Congratulations to Nicola O'Dowd & Dara Voyles on finishing 3rd in the Cairnduff Intermediate Open Pairs held on 2nd January 2023 at the Regent Bridge Club, Ballsbridge, Dublin.

Nicola & Dara started learning bridge online with Declan Byrne Bridge less than two years ago.

The Cairnduff is an annual competition open to all Intermediate and novice players and was played over two sessions starting at 1.30pm and finished about 10pm, with one break for 90mins. Other results were 1st Jennifer Hughes & Naomi Mooney, 2nd Jeremy James & Paul Clinch, 3rd Nicola & Dara. Best Inter B pair were Emer Murray & Eimear Fallon. 

ONLINE Bridge students meet IN-PERSON

Some of Declan Byrne Bridge students enjoyed a mid-week bridge holiday in County Clare recently after seeing the advert in the CBAI Newsletter.

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:

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