Plurabelles feature in National Cancer Strategy

Did you see our picture in the National Cancer Strategy? The Strategy – which was formally launched by the Minister for Health on 5th July 2017 – features a photograph of our two boats racing on the Grand Canal Dock. The impressive action shot says more about ‘Life after Cancer’, than any amount of words!

But the Plurabelle Paddlers’ involvement in the Cancer Strategy wasn’t just confined to the photograph. Fiona McEntee – a Plurabelle Paddler and a committee member with Europa Donna Ireland (the breast cancer patient advocacy group) – was a member of the National Cancer Strategy’s Patient Forum. Well done to Fiona and all the paddlers/members of Europa Donna who worked so hard on the development of the Strategy and who spoke so eloquently to the media afterwards on the patient perspective. View photo

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  • ‘All in a Row’ – Paddling on the River Liffey

    The weather gods were kind to us on Saturday 9th December for the ‘All in a Row’ charity fundraiser in aid of the RNLI and the Irish Underwater Search and Recovery (thankfully there was no snow, but boy, it was FREEZING!). The Plurabelles were on the river Liffey decked out in Santa hats and fairy lights (I guess it’s no wonder that we were a favourite with the snap-happy tourists!)

    Anna Livia is the name given to the personification of the River Liffey (and the name of our boats!). James Joyce named the heroine in Finnegans Wake Anna Livia Plurabelle. You could say that we were at ‘home’ on 9th December, on this wonderful river in our great city. View photos

  • Christmas arrives at the Clubhouse!

    The lycra was banished! Christmas jumpers and Santa hats were the order of the day as Plurabelle Paddlers gathered at the club house on 2nd December for the annual Christmas Brunch (welcomed at the door by Mr Santa Claus, no less!)
    As well as an opportunity to kickstart the festive season and to endulge in an amazing hot breakfast, the brunch was also an opportunity for the club to hand over 33 care packages to Helen Walsh of #PassItOn for Operation Snowball. The Christmas care packages are destined for women who will be spending this Christmas in one of a number of womens’ refuges in Dublin. View photos

  • Mary’s ‘Showstopper’ Cakes

    Is that jingle bells that I hear?!
    Believe it or not, Christmas is only a few weeks away (cue panic stations!) Well, fret not… Our own Mary O’Leary was on hand to offer fellow paddlers a demonstration of her fabulous Christmas cake decoration expertise. For one night only, the clubhouse was turned into a Christmas wonderland of beautiful, tasty cakes. Watch out ‘Bake Off’ contestants, Mary’s showstopper festive cakes are just amazing! View photos

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