The Plurabelle Paddlers is a dragon boat team based in the Grand Canal Dock in Dublin, Ireland. The team members have one thing in common, they have been diagnosed with breast cancer .  We have set up a dragon boat team (think Hawaii Five-0) to:
– get fit
– enjoy the mutual support of team mates
– raise awareness of breast cancer.
We were all new to the sport and are inspired by the 150 or so breast cancer dragon boat teams worldwide. Why dragon boats? >>

We are the first dragon boat team in Ireland. The team was set up by Fiona Tiernan, in order to keep fit after a recurrence of breast cancer. From a membership of 2 and no boat in 2010, we now have 60+ active members, a wonderful coach Julie Doyle and 2 dragon boats.

We train on the water twice a week from March to November and have members aged from early 30′s to 70+.
The other thing we all have in common is that we were all new to the sport of dragon boat racing.

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News & Events

  • We’re looking for new members!

    Are you looking to get fit after treatment from breast cancer? Would you like to become involved in an energetic and fun team sport? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Simply phone us on (087) 468 6662 or drop us an email to newmembers@plurabellepaddlers.com. We welcome new members all year round, but why not come to our ‘Try it Out’ training session at the Grand Canal Dock on Wednesday, 12th August @ 6.30pm? You can see for yourself why dragon boat racing is the fastest growing watersport in the world!

  • Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta

    This year’s regatta takes place on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September. Registrations are now open for the colourful two-day event. For more info, visit www.dragonboat.ie

  • Memorial bench and 5th birthday party

    18th April 2015: Thanks to all our families and friends who joined us for the unveiling of our memorial bench and our 5th birthday party celebration!

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