June Newsletter

  • New!Morning Meditation and Porridge Weekdays at 7am
  • Sat 2nd  – Beachcomb 10am
  • New! Yoga and Meditation Mondays at 6.15pm
  • Wed 13th – Members Get-Together 7.30pm
  • Sat 23rd – Market Day 1pm

Dear Common Ground Members,

We’re entering the solstice month and looking forward to lots of sunlight and warmth (hopefully!) over the coming weeks. Come along and join us for some of our June events and get to chat with other common ground members. There are plenty of opportunities with a drop in morning on Tuesdays, our various groups and of course the members social and pot luck which falls on Wednesday 13th this month.

We’re looking forward to implementing some of the ideas and plans we harvested from our Macalla farm retreat and to start putting them into action. We will be having an open day soon to try and get more feedback from the wider membership and to try and encourage inclusion and participation. We will also hold an AGM in the autumn to take a look at mandating our core steering group (the committee) and to create more active involvement from members in decision making.

The information below will give you more detailed  information on what’s coming up…

Hopefully see you over the next few weeks – enjoy this month’s opportunities for creating community and connection!

Love to all

Jay Roche – Common Ground Committee

For a full list of events at Common ground see our Calendar – the following are some highlights for June:

For contacts for any of the Classes/Events check the calendar link or go to this page on our website or our members Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/418425951622040/

Alternatively please email us if you need more information.


Beachcomb For Plastic – Saturday 2nd, 10 am. Let’s get the plastic off the beach, and away from the sea, so it’s no longer a threat to marine life. Bring a bag (and some gloves, if you wish). We’ll try and coordinate with the council or Greenstar to remove the waste, but be prepared to take home what you find. Bring food to share, while we sit and admire our good work! Meet at the Bray head end of the beach, 10 am.

Text Ruaidhri 0894137785

Members Get-Together and Pot Luck – Wednesday 13th at 7.30 pm
Members social evening at Common Ground – 7.30 pm. Come along and discuss new ideas and possibilities for Common Ground, get to know other members and have a chat – bring along a dish or a bake and share a meal! Hope to see you there.

Cuddle Salon Sunday 17th 1.30-5pm https://www.facebook.com/CuddlePartyIreland/
Visit our popular monthly cuddle party. 25euro suggested price.
The months falls on Sunday 15th starting at 1.30 pm.
For more info contact – Randy Ralston

Market Day 23rd 1-4pm 
Come along to our Monthly Market and pick up locally supplied goods or collect your food order…if you have something you’d like to sell, please let us know and we’ll give you a space!

Contact Jay  – 0868235628


Sat/Sun 16/17 Activist Summer Camp – Or very own Ruaidri will be giving a talk about out Common Ground currency, The Dargle Exchange https://communities.cyclos.org/dargle

Sat 30th Dublin Pride Parade http://dublinpride.ie/events/dublin-pride-parade/


We strongly advise you check directly with practitioners to ensure our information is up to date. Contacts can be found below.

NEW – Morning Meditation and porridge – Drop-in – Sit in silence – Monday to Friday 7-8am contact Ruaidhri 0894137785 for more information (not on June 4th bank holiday).

NEW!! – MON or WED CG mornings – ‘Working alongside each other in the kitchen’. The Common Ground kitchen room is free most Monday and Wednesday mornings. Some CG members have decided to meet once in a while to do a couple of hours of focused work followed by a cuppa or shared lunch. If you would like to join us contact Loukia on 0877917066 or Elilda 0857508390 by text or WhatsApp.

  • Mondays:

Weekly Singing Group –  8-9.30. We are an informal group using natural voice principles the first one being that everyone can sing and we all have the right to. We sing together in harmony in a relaxed and welcoming manner. We sing from cultures all over the world and have set some of our poetry to song.
Our name is Chaos in Harmony so anything is possible 🙂 We have some chaos and many moments of pure delight and deep appreciation of ourselves and each other. Singing is time out, spent with others making beautiful sounds together with little or no judgment imposed or necessary. https://www.facebook.com/chaosinharmonybray/

NEW! Yoga and Meditation with Alice 6.15pm https://www.facebook.com/AliceMachaYoga/

  • Tuesdays:

Open House – Food Club – Spice Swap 10am-1pm 
Drop in for a cuppa and a chat contact Loukia on 0877917066 or mail commongroundbray@gmail.com.

Tai Chi Class – with Dr. Beijung 6-.7.30pm for more information call 0876798707 beizhengliu@gmail.com – http://taichi.ie/

Women’s Group – Tuesdays at 7.30-9.00 pm in the Ground Floor Room
A sharing group for Women.  https://www.facebook.com/womensgroupatcommonground/

Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Aoife Driver –  Every Tuesday at 7.30 in the Loft Room –
Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm.
Drop in classes for 12euro(10 euro for CG members)
contact aoifeyoga1@gmail.com   https://www.facebook.com/vinyasayogawithaoife/


Pilates 1 – 9.45-11am – with Deirdre https://www.facebook.com/Deedoyl/ for more information call 086 0894182 (last class 20/6 until September)

Aikido 7.30-8.45pm – Joe McHugh https://www.facebook.com/AikidoIkedaDojoWicklow/ www.aikidoikedadojo.ie  086 101 96 68.

  • Thursdays:

Stitching a New Story 11.30-1pm
Once upon a time, mending our clothes was a necessity, especially using pieces of well-worn garments to extend the life of others. It is no wonder, in a society that is more likely to toss away our old objects that repurpose them, the process of slow stitching is becoming more and more desired: a chance for reflection, a pause in a busy day, and quite often time spent mending on the insides. Mending, darning, knitting, crochet, hand-sewing of any kind. Open to all ages and abilities. Please note: this is a chance to skill share, it is not a class. For more information contact Ciara on 0863935671.

Iyengar Yoga 7 pm with Liz Kavanagh -New Block starts Thursday 7th 
Liz has been practicing Yoga for over 20 years. She trains regularly in Ireland and abroad with Senior Iyengar Yoga teachers including the Iyengar family at their Institute in Pune, India. Cost 12 drop-in (10e for CG members) Book 10 classes for 100e (90 for CG members) tel Liz 0879314914 www.soulartyoga.com https://www.facebook.com/Soul-Art-Yoga-164610643602211/

  • Fridays:

Weekly Stillmoving Yoga with Joanne Breton 10-11.30 
Joanne at 0868678010

Stillmoving Dance with Joanne – 11.30-1pm followed by shared lunch for more information call 0868678010.

  • Sundays

Meditation 11 am https://www.facebook.com/braymeditationspace/

Listening Lounge 12.30 for more information call or text Ruaidhri on 089 4137785.

We need volunteers for some of the events so please call or text Loukia on 0877917066 if you can lend a hand…

If you have any queries about the events please don’t hesitate to contact us