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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!


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All classes take place ONLINE
 Morning & Afternoon Only 

Next Courses Commence
12th February 2024

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Beginners Term 2 (The Next Step)
Monday 10:30am - 12:30pm

Suitable for players that know the basics and those looking for a REFRESHER course.

Aimed at players that have an understanding of the mechanics of the game and basic knowledge of 1NT Opening & Responses. Term 2 continues on from Term 1 with more Suit Openings; Partner Responses; Opener & Responder Rebids; Opening with Strong hands & Weak Hands and card play techniques.

Improver (Level 1) Go further with better bidding
Monday 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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 10:30am - 12:30pm

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).

Beginners Term 1 - Please email Declan directly for details.

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.


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

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

For further information contact:
Declan Byrne, email:



CBAI Men's & Women's Teams 2024

Best Area Master Team
Brian McCann, Brendan Ruddy, Gordon Lessells - CBAI President, Declan Byrne and Jeremy James


Best Intermediate Team
Nicola O'Dowd, Maria Rusu, Niamh Feeney and Joanne Macken with Gordon Lessells.

Bridge in the Barn at Fuchsia Lane Farm

A Tranquil Haven for Bridge Enthusiasts

Declan Byrne Bridge members met recently for a weekend of social bridge at Fuchsia Lane Farm, Terryglass, Tipperary.

Bridge was played in a converted haybarn which was an excellent hub for our club gathering. The spacious and well-lit playing area was equipped with a smart TV, wifi and comfortable tables and chairs for bridge. 

Nestled amidst the picturesque village of Terryglass, Fuchsia Lane Farm is an absolute gem for aficionados of country side strolls or a dip in the river Shannon (if you're brave enough). This charming venue, with its beautifully renovated self catering farmhouses, offers a unique and idyllic setting that combines the warmth of rustic elegance with the strategic thrill of bridge.

The moment we arrived we were warmly greeted by fellow member Inez Heenan and her husband Niall (owners) and Jessie, the family collie. The renovated farmhouses, seamlessly blending modern amenities with the charm of yesteryear, add a touch of nostalgia to the overall experience.  Whether you're a seasoned bridge player or a casual enthusiast, Fuchsia Lane Farm promises an unforgettable and enriching experience.

It's not just a venue; it's a destination where the love for bridge is celebrated amidst the tranquility of the countryside and the charm of lovingly restored farmhouses. If you're looking for a place where the joy of the game meets the beauty of nature, Fuchsia Lane Farm is your ideal spot for your next bridge club trip away. Visit their website here:

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