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Groups/Clubs

Throughout the week a range of activities take place in Bayside Community Centre (BCC), from Irish language Playschool (Naionra Cois Bá), to Karate classes, Scouts, Bridge, and much more.

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The Odette School of Ballet

www.theodetteschoolofballet.ie

Contact: Emma Mahony (registered RAD ballet teacher) on theodetteschoolofballet@gmail.com or 085 8440023

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The Odette School of Ballet is a ballet school based in Bayside and Baldoyle. We are registered with the Royal Academy of Dance and we offer a supportive and welcoming environment for children and adults to dance. We provide ballet classes to children from the age of 3, as well as specialised ballet classes to over 55s. The Odette School of Ballet prides itself on being a place of joy, inclusivity and encouragement. Students will learn classical ballet and have the opportunity to progress through an international examination system, and also perform in professional theatres. 

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Sow's Ear Art Collective

Contact: 087 2922836

or karen78lee@gmail.com

The Sow's Ear Art Collective was established in 2023 as an outlet for members of the creative community living in Bayside to network, share ideas and learn from each other's disciplines. We meet every second Sunday from 5pm to 8pm in an informal setting. 

All practicing artists welcome. 

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McCormack Fay Academy of Irish Dancing

Contact: Fergal: 086 -3854 222

or email mccormackfayirishdancing@gmail.com

Classes to suit all ages & abilities - boys & girls welcome. Every Wednesday 3:30pm - 5pm.
Super way to gain confidence, have fun, keep fit & meet new friends.
All-Ireland & World champions in both Solo & Team Dancing.
Represents Ireland at many National &  International festivals.

Qualified Irish dance Teachers & Adjudicators.

Fully Garda Vetted.

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Dublin Taekwondo Academy

Contact: 087-2579288, email dublintkdacademy@yahoo.com

or drop in.

 

Training every Tuesdays 7-8PM-  Olympic Style Taekwondo lead by Grand Master Michael Ho 7th Dan, highest ranking in Ireland. Learn Taekwondo in self-defence, discipline, fitness, coordination and confidence in yourself. Direct affiliation to Head Office in Korea and Certified Foreign Master Instructor.

 

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Bayside Board Game Group

Contact: baysideboardgames@gmail.com

First Sunday of every month, 1 - 5pm (drop in anytime)

Cost: Free of charge (snacks for sharing always appreciated)

Age: 16 - 99

 

The Bayside Board Games Group is a monthly meet for people to play board games together. If board games make you think of Monopoly, Risk and Uno then you may be in for a big surprise because there has been a huge amount of game development in the last 20 years. Modern games are fun, often quick to learn, beautifully designed and incredibly varied with something on offer for everyone. This group welcomes players of all abilities and interests, whether you want to play a few light-hearted card games for half an hour or a full four-hour strategy challenge that nobody else at home wants to play with you. Bring your own games or play any of the ones that we have. Rules will always be explained beforehand and no experience is required.

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The Good Neighbours Social Club

Contact: Frances Elliott 01-8325026 or 086 0789952

Every 2nd Thursday at 10:30am. New members always welcome.

In 1979, a group of ladies got together to form a social club for senior citizens in the area. This resulted in the Good Neighbours Social Club which is still going strong.

We meet in the Community Centre to enjoy a chat, a cuppa and beautiful homemade cakes. We have gamesdays, a Summer outing, the occasional theatre visit and a Christmas party. We also host the annual Alzheimer's Tea Day and Hospice Coffee Morning.  Every 6-8 weeks, a newsletter is delivered to our members keeping them up to date.

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Bayside Writers Group

Contact: Paddy Glavin 086 8231911

 

Meet every Wednesday at 11am. New members welcome. No fee.

The weekly workshop of Bayside Writers  is mainly writing 'on the spot' of proposed topics by the members (stories, poems or a song) for 30 minutes. People then read aloud their pieces. A supportive and 'gentle' discussion follows. 

The main result by current and former members is Migrating Minds 7.

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CreArt Children's Art Classes

Contact: Meera 083 401 9927 or email meera.17@gmail.com

 

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Thursdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

For ages 6-12years

Term time and Summer classes available.

 

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Tai Chi

Contact: Gus Tolster 

Chentaichi360@gmail.com

0830531007

Tuesdays from 12:45pm to 2:15pm

This class is suitable for students of all ages and levels of ability. 

We stretch and warm up with gentle Qi Gong exercises followed by Chen Styles unique 'Silk-Reeling' exercises. 

Later on those exercises are strung together into 'Forms' which are similar to dance routines.

 

Newcomers are always very welcome.

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Mindful Yoga Movement

Contact: Caroline Quinn on 087 2077460

 

Saturday mornings: 10:15am-11:45am

This class is for those that want a Saturday morning check in with themselves. Building strength, balance, flexibility with ease and comfort through mindful yoga postures, meditation and breath. €50 for 4 classes or €15 per class.

Bring your own yoga mat, blanket and open mind!

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