The Irish Bridge Union is a confederation of the Contract Bridge Association Of Ireland and the Northern Irish Bridge Union.  All members of the constituent bodies are automatically members of the IBU. The IBU organises participation in European and World Championships on behalf of all Ireland. 

A website is being developed for the IBU at http://www.bridgewebs.com/irishbridgeunion

President: Mrs Anne Hassan
Vice President: Mr Jim O’Sullivan
Joint Hon Secretaries: Dr Martin Brady
Apt 16, 29 St. James’s Walk, Rialto, Dublin 8
Tel: (085) 8447755  email: thomas.brady@ucd.ie
Mr Harold Curran
28 Laganvale Manor, Lockview Road, Stranmillis
Belfast BT9 5BE
Tel: (0044) 7718392819 email: haroldcurran@hotmail.com
Hon Treasurer: Mrs Anne Fitzpatrick
17 Clarendon Road, Clarendon Dock, Belfast BT1 3BG
Tel: (048) 90323466  email:annefitzpatrick@bakertillymm.co.uk


IBU Inter-County Teams Championships for the Burke (Open) and O’Connor (Intermediate) Trophies , Cavan Crystal Hotel, 9/10 March. Entries via Regional Secretaries.

Within Ireland, in addition to Trials for International Events, the IBU organises the following competitions:


  • Competitions are also organised at Schools level – Pairs, Teams & Inter Provincials

Historical Events

  • Áras an Uachtaráin visit 2011


The Pat Walshe Memorial Trophy

(awarded to the winners of the Open Trials).

European Championships 2012

Link to EBL Microsite 2012

Link here to EBL Site (European Bridge League)

IBU Constitution


IBU Jubilee – History of the IBU

IBU Presidents

Back Row (L-R): Michael O’Kane, Jeff Millership, Kay Molloy, Kay Murphy, Seamus Dowling, David Hannon, Joe Moran, Jackie Sheeran
Middle Row (L-R):Sonya Britton, Sandie Millership, Rita McNamara & Una Walsh
Front Row (L-R): Alan Hill, Ian Lindsay & Greer MacKenzie


 IBU Grand Masters 

Back Row (L-R): Ian Lindsay (NIBU), Nick FitzGibbon (CBAI), Pat Walshe, RIP, (CBAI), Tom Hanlon, (CBAI), Green MacKenzie (NIBU)

Front Row (L-R): Ann Montwill, RIP (CBAI)Ruth Giddings (CBAI)
Absent from Photo: Gay Keaveney (CBAI) & Rory Timlin (CBAI)


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