August Newsletter

Dear Common Ground Members,

Sorry about the late newsletter! See below our events for August. Join us this Wednesday for a pot-luck meal at the common ground HQ or why not start up a new block of Yoga. There’s also an extra chance to join an Aikido class every second Saturday in the loft room.

All the best!

Jay Roche – Common Ground Committee

For more information on other events at Common ground see below…

For our calendar please click the image below!

The following are some highlights from the August Calendar:

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 –

Alternatively please email us if you need more information.


Beachcomb For Plastic – Saturday 4th, 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 8th 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 19th 1.30-5pm
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 Saturday 25th 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 space!
Contact Jay  – 0868235628


Fri 31st – Mindfulness for parents and carers of babies every last Friday of the month at Bray library, 10am. A space for parents and carers who are looking to cultivate a sense of peace and calm during these early years of parenting and caring for a little one. We will explore breathing techniques and practice mindfulness together that can be useful during challenging times. Each session will be approximately 20 mins, Admission free, space is limited so please book in advance on, children welcome 🙂 Lots of nice events around Wicklow

Fri 3rd – Mon 5th All Ireland Permaculture Gathering 2018, Knockree Youth Hostel, Enniskerry, County Wicklow, for more information


We strongly advise you check directly with practitioners to ensure our information is up to date. Contacts can be found below.
Please note – many practitioners are taking holidays for some or all of July and August. If you are unsure, please check with them directly.

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).

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 –   Taking a Break for the summer. 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.

Yoga and Meditation with Alice 6.15pm

Sounding and Soundbathing 8pm.

  • Tuesdays:

Open House – Food Club – Spice Swap 10am-1pm 
Drop in for a cuppa and a chat contact Loukia on 0877917066 or mail If you’re planning to call in, please check by text.

Tai Chi Class – with Dr. Beijung 6-.7.30pm for more information call 0876798707 –

Women’s Group – Taking a break for the summer. Check Facebook page for possible one-off meetings.
A sharing group for Women.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Aoife Driver – New5 week term starts on August 7th. 7.30 pm
Drop in classes for 12euro(10 euro for CG members)


Aikido 7.30-8.45pm – No class 4th & 8th Joe McHugh  086 101 96 68.

  • Thursdays 

Evening Meditation 8-8.30pm

  • Fridays:     

Weekly Stillmoving Yoga with Joanne Breton 10-11.30 
Please contact Joanne directly on 0868678010 to confirm classes are running as she will be away for some of the month.

Stillmoving Dance with Joanne – 11.30-1pm followed by shared lunch for more information call 0868678010. Please contact Joanne directly on 0868678010 to confirm classes are running as she will be away for some of the month

  • Saturdays   

NEW!Common Ground Drama Group 6-8pm CG member Connor McGowan is facilitating a drama group with a focus on creating new and original performances. To begin with, he is planning on stage a short play he has written. Afterwards, he plans to run improv sessions and create devised performances, or work with new original scripts by members. Members with any level of experience and interests in any area of theatre are welcome. The overall direction of the group being led by its members. For more information email

  • Sundays

Meditation 11 am

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

NEW! Aikido Class every 2nd and 4th Sunday (12th & 26th) 12.30-2pm.

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 or reply to this email…