Pro­mo­tions of the game of bridge

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

UP­COM­ING pro­mo­tions of the game bridge will take place in Ark­low and Grey­stones, while lessons will be start­ing in Wicklow dur­ing Sep­tem­ber.

Bridge is a fas­ci­nat­ing and chal­leng­ing game, suitable for all ages. Play­ers don’t need to be a math­e­ma­ti­cian or a card shark, as they can learn and play the game at their own pace.

Af­ter some ba­sic lessons, play­ers can dip their toe in the water at a lo­cal bridge club and/or play on­line.

Bridge play­ers will be out and about pro­mot­ing the game in the Bridge­wa­ter Shop­ping Cen­tre, Ark­low, on Fri­day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and in Su­perValu, Grey­stones, on Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bridge gen­er­ally costs an aver­age of €5 to play. There are nu­mer­ous clubs in Ark­low, Wicklow, Grey­stones, Bray, Round­wood, En­niskerry and New­cas­tle.

He­len Hol­man of­fers classes in the Ark­low and Gorey ar­eas on Thurs­days at 7.30 p.m., start­ing in Sep­tem­ber. She can be con­tacted on (087) 2335340 or he­len­hol­[email protected],

Lessons are avail­able in Wicklow on a Thurs­day from Bernie Roun­tree, broun­[email protected] or (086) 1045848.

Fedelma Martin will de­liver classes from the Bray In­sti­tute of Ed­u­ca­tion, fedelma. [email protected] or (086) 1629019.

Classes with Brendan Martin take place in Grey­stones Bridge Cen­tre on Satur­day morn­ings at 9.30 a.m., start­ing in Sep­tem­ber. He can be con­tacted on oa­[email protected]­com. net or (087) 2209152.

Contact Joan O’Neill for classes in the Bray area, (086) 8773950 or [email protected] eir­com.net.

For classes in Kil­coole, Grey­stones contact Mairead McHaugh at mai­[email protected]

Do­lores Heat­ley de­liv­ers classes at Wicklow Sail­ing Club on a Thurs­day at 8 p.m., (0404) 6977.

Classes with Michael Ryan take place in the Do­mini­can Ecol­ogy Cen­tre, Wicklow town on Wed­nes­days at 6.30 p.m., (086) 8273796.

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