We are looking for new members of any age and ability.  

If you are a beginner or near beginner you will find people of similar strength in our club. We are also happy to coach you and develop your game.

If you are a strong player, you will get all the competition you need. Our top team plays at the highest level in the Leinster Leagues. One of our members, the product of our junior policy, won the Irish Championship in 2020 and is on the cusp of becoming Ireland’s only twelfth International Master.

We understand that different people have different expectations of chess. Some like a quiet and relaxing game. Others prefer a more competitive element. Some aspire to reach the highest levels of chess possible.

We cater for all of these tastes.

If you like a quiet evening playing chess in a relaxing atmosphere, you will find it in our club. Our members are very friendly and we have one of the best facilities of any club in Dublin.

If your forte is the more competitive element, we have three active teams in different divisions of the Leinster Leagues. They range in strength from about intermediate standard upwards. We are always anxious to augment these teams.

If you aspire to achieve the highest level our top team is the one for you. Playing for this team will pit you against very strong players from other teams and will undoubtedly improve your ability.

You will never find yourself without a game when you visit our club. We have a special three person welcoming team and one of them will meet you and respond to your requirements until you find your feet in the club. We also arrange from time to time special sessions where members discuss a game together and exchange views on the moves played etc. These are good fun and greatly help people to improve their chess ability. 

We meet every Wednesday from 7.45pm onwards at the Dun Laoghaire Club (Eblana Club), 3 Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire. Our location is just behind St. Michael’s Church and there is good adjacent parking. 

Chess has many advantages. It helps to concentrate and improve the mind, develop logical and consistent thinking, and improve memory. Not least, it is a very nice way to relax after the stresses of the day.

So why not give it a go and visit our club to see if it suits you? If you ring Liam (0862784319)              or Richard (0879773069) they will be very happy to take it from there.