Our focus


At a young age, it’s very important to forge healthy peer friendships that will help accompany and support you into adulthood. We give each girl the opportunity to forge this friendships in a fun and safe environment.


With the inspiration of message of Opus Dei, we aim to help each girl to grow in the Catholic faith, seeing it as a positive and inspiring aspects to their lives.


With all our activities, we make sure each girl really enjoys it. The activities aim to help grow in good habits and greater self-knowledge, and at the same time putting heart and soul in what they are enjoying.

The Art of Living Programme for 2nd-5th years
Starting Saturday, September 15
Monthly Activity held in Dublin

Volunteering at the World Meeting of Families

Thanks to everyone for making it a great week!

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About US

Who we are and why we do what we do

Brosna Girls Clubs is part of Brosna Educational Centres Clg, recongised Charity for the advancement of education and character development in accordance with Christian principles and ideals.

We want to make a real difference to young people. Many of our youth leaders have been volunteering their time and energy for years so that young women can learn and experience the joy of authentic living, life-long friendships and happiness in their faith.

All the activities of Brosna have these same aims whether it is learning to study, kayaking or cooking, basketball or social outreach, etc.

We believe that growing in virtue and faith in a safe, fun and friendly environment offers each girl the best opportunity to be happy and healthy. Our activities are open to families of all creeds and none. Those whose families are not Catholic or not practicing their Faith are welcome and all are treated with equal respect; hence the opportunity to learn about the Catholic faith is always optional.

Our Team

Bel Blanco
Bel Blanco
Kathleen Pacious
Kathleen Pacious
Wendy Fitzsimons
Wendy Fitzsimons

On the Go!

Links that Inspire
  • What Girls Say

    What Girls say about Brosna Girls Clubs

    It’s a youth group that gives young people the freedom to express themselves.

    It helps you to discover yourself and your faith.

    Helps you to be a better person and a better student.

    Brings out the best in you and helps you to learn good manners.

    A good space for friends to be.

    The leaders are role models that bring out the best in you in a positive way.

    Helps you to live your faith better. Not in your face.

    Gives courage to others.

    Learn to live your faith, in a way that doesn’t take you out of the world.

    Discover more about yourself

    Opportunities to meet new people.

    Great craic!

    Learn more about Catholicism.

    Fills you with Hope and Faith.

    Helps you to live Faith in your normal life.

    Helps you to meet more young people interested in the Faith.


    What Girls Say
  • Great Podcasts

    When you are on the go, sometimes you would like to listen to something that will help inspire you and give you ideas to live a better life. Here are just some suggestions that might be of help to you.

    Footnote to this channel: although this channel is called the “Art of Manliness” and this website is for girls clubs! This channel has some great interviews and very inspiring people, so it’s worth overlooking the title 🙂

    Great Podcasts
  • Worth the Read

    Ever wonder what would be good to read. Here is a list of books to help kick start your desire to read something.

    We are still in the process of categorising the recommended booklist. This is just a quick titles of the books that are used for adult spiritual input or for recommended reading for your spiritual life. The vast majority of these books are available to read or purchase in Lismullin Conference Centre.

    Spiritual Books (for adults)

    A Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation
    A Grace Given: A Father’s Love for a Dying Child
    A History of Contemporary Philosophy
    A Man Who Knew How to Forgive
    A Portrait of Courage
    About Being a Priest (2nd Edition)
    About The Holy Spirit
    Alvaro del Portillo: The Power of Humility
    Benedict XVI and Beauty in Sacred Art and Architecture
    Benedict XVI and Beauty in Sacred Music
    Benedict XVI and the Roman Missal
    Benedict XVI and the Sacred Liturgy
    Beyond Good Intentions: The Art of Christian Living
    Big Hearted: Inspiring Stories from Everyday Families
    Called to Life
    Carl Schmitt: The Vision of Beauty
    Changing the World – The Timeliness of Opus Dei
    Character Building
    Children of God
    Christ is Passing By
    Cloud of Witnesses – Dead People I Knew When They Were Alive
    Compass: A Handbook on Parent Leadership
    Conversations with Saint Josemaria Escriva
    Created for Greatness: The Power of Magnanimity
    Creation Theology
    Daily Roman Missal, 7th Ed., Black
    Daily Roman Missal, 7th Ed., Burgundy
    Dialogue Concerning Heresies
    Difficulties In Mental Prayer
    Dora del Hoyo: A Lighted Lamp
    Dream and Your Dreams Will Fall Short
    Encountering Christ: Homilies, Letters, and Addresses of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio
    Everyday Holiness: The Life of Father Joseph Muzquiz
    Father, The Family Protector
    Footprints in the Snow: A Pictorial Biography of St. Josemaria Escriva
    For All Seasons – Selected Letters of Thomas More
    Frequent Confession
    Friends of God
    From Resentment to Forgiveness
    Furrow (mini-edition)
    Furrow – Pocket Edition
    Glimpses of the Church Fathers
    Good Use of Time: 11 Principles to Live By (4-Pack)
    Good, Better, Best! Fostering Good Work Habits in Children
    Grain of Wheat
    Guidebook for Confession (5-pack)
    Guidebook for Confession for Children
    Guidebook for Confessors
    Handbook of Prayers, 7th Edition
    Help My Unbelief!
    Holy Rosary (With Luminous Mysteries)
    How to Profit from Your Faults
    In Conversation with God – Full Set with Slipcase (10% off!)
    In Conversation With God: Volume 1, Advent and Christmastide
    In Conversation With God: Volume 2, Lent and Eastertide
    In Conversation With God: Volume 3, Weeks 1-12
    In Conversation With God: Volume 4, Weeks 13-23
    In Conversation With God: Volume 5, Weeks 24-34
    In Conversation With God: Volume 6, Feasts, January – June.
    In Conversation With God: Volume 7, Feasts, July – December
    In Love with the Church
    In Silence With God
    In the School of the Holy Spirit
    Interior Freedom
    It’s So You!
    Jacques Philippe Set (15% off!)
    Jesus as Friend
    Joseph The Silent
    Journey with Jesus
    Junia, Marcus, Grain of Wheat Set (10% off!)
    Loving The Holy Mass
    Made for Freedom: Loving, Defending and Living God’s Gift
    Marriage: A Path To Sanctity
    Mary of Nazareth
    Mary, Mother of the Redeemer
    Mary, the Mother of Jesus
    Meaning of Vocation
    Meeting Saint Josemaria Escriva DVD
    My Angel Will Go Before You
    Mystical Rose
    No Longer a Stray
    On Retreat with St. Josemaria Escriva
    Opus Dei in the Church
    Overcoming Lukewarmness: Healing Your Soul’s Sadness
    Passionately Loving the World (3-Pack)
    Paths to God – Building a Christian Life in the 21st Century
    Paul of Tarsus
    Peter the Apostle
    Pope Francis: Keys to His Thought
    Preparing for Adolescence
    Putting Down Roots: Fr. Joseph Muzquiz and the Growth of Opus Dei
    RSV Catholic Bible, Large Print Edition Indexed
    Rule of Our Warfare
    Saxum: The Life of Alvaro del Portillo
    Scepter Catalog
    Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart
    Self-Esteem Without Selfishness: Increasing Our Capacity for Love
    Successful Fathers
    Supremacy and Survival
    The Faith Applied
    The Faith Explained
    The Faith Explained Today
    The Forge (mini-edition)
    The Founder of Opus Dei, Volume I PB
    The Founder of Opus Dei, Volume II HB
    The Founder of Opus Dei, Volume II PB
    The Founder of Opus Dei, Volume III HB
    The Founder of Opus Dei, Volume III: The Divine Ways on Earth (Paperback)
    The Four Last Things
    The Friendship of Christ
    The Holy Spirit
    The Life of Pico
    The Man of Villa Tevere
    The Meaning of Grace
    The Meaning of Marriage: Family, State, Market, & Morals
    The Mystery of Jesus Christ
    The Navarre Bible – Acts of the Apostles
    The Navarre Bible – Captivity Letters
    The Navarre Bible – Catholic Letters
    The Navarre Bible – Chronicles to Maccabees
    The Navarre Bible – Corinthians
    The Navarre Bible – Exodus
    The Navarre Bible – Genesis
    The Navarre Bible – Gospels and Acts
    The Navarre Bible – Hebrews
    The Navarre Bible – Joshua To Kings
    The Navarre Bible – Letters of St. Paul
    The Navarre Bible – Major Prophets
    The Navarre Bible – Minor Prophets
    The Navarre Bible – New Testament Compact Edition
    The Navarre Bible – New Testament HB Set (15% off!)
    The Navarre Bible – NT Expanded Edition
    The Navarre Bible – Pentateuch
    The Navarre Bible – Psalms & Song of Solomon
    The Navarre Bible – Revelation
    The Navarre Bible – Revelation and Hebrews and Catholic Letters
    The Navarre Bible – Romans & Galatians
    The Navarre Bible – St. John
    The Navarre Bible – St. Luke
    The Navarre Bible – St. Mark
    The Navarre Bible – St. Matthew
    The Navarre Bible – Thessalonians
    The Navarre Bible – Wisdom
    The Navarre Bible 12-Volume Set (15% off!)
    The Navarre Old Testament 7-Volume Set
    The New Testament (Confraterntiy Pocket Edition)
    The Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ
    The Risen Christ
    The Sacred Passion
    The Sadness of Christ
    The Virtues of Holiness: The Basics of Spiritual Struggle
    The Way (mini paperback)
    The Way – Pocket Edition
    The Way of the Cross
    The Way of Trust and Love
    The Way, Furrow, The Forge – One Volume
    The Way: Critical-Historical Edition
    The Work of Children: Helping Children Understand the Meaning, Purpose, and Value of Work
    There Be Dragons DVD
    Thirsting for Prayer
    Thomas More: A Lonely Voice Against the Power of the State
    Three To Get Married
    Through Wind and Waves: On Being a Spiritual Guide
    Time For God
    To Be a Man: Life Lessons for Young Men
    Uncommon Faith
    Understanding the Mass
    Virtuous Leadership (2nd Edition)
    Visions of Purgatory: A Private Revelation
    Why John Is Different: Unique Insights in the Gospel and Writings of St. John
    Why Priests? Answers Guided by the Teaching of Benedict XVI
    Why We Need Confession
    Writing The Way
    You Can Pray! Meditations for Teens
    You See Me, You Hear Me: A Short Guide to Prayer for Young Adults


    Worth the Read
  • Inspiring Videos

    Over the next couple of months, we will start populating this page with videos we use in illustrating different things that are helpful in human, professional, input both for the teens who attend the Clubs and also the volunteers who run the Clubs and benefit from the input received.

    Good Habits


    Inspirational people

    Inspiring Videos
  • Spiritual Batteries

    Podcasts available of the guided prayer given by the priest of Opus Dei, Fr Justin Gillespie who is also the Chaplain of Glenard University Residence and Glenbeag Youth Club.


    Here are some of the podcasts that have been given in Glenard:

    More can be found on the soundcloud playlist. 

    Spiritual Batteries
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