Events

Members of Plurabelle Paddlers we will be competing in the following events in 2019:

The Dragon Run 10km

Sunday 24th March 2019, River Barrow, Carlow

Athy Dragon Boat Regatta

Sunday 5th May 2019, Emily Square, Athy, Co. Kildare

Ocean to City, Cork

Saturday 1st June 2019 (for more, visit www.oceantocity.com)

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta

Sunday 9th June 2019, Graiguecullen, Carlow

Donegal Dragons Regatta

Saturday, 10th August 2019, Donegal

Dragons at the Docks, Dublin

29th August 2019, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

Hong Kong Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta

Saturday & Sunday 14th & 15th September 2019, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin

Past Events

In addition to the annual Athy, Barrow and Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta we have competed / taken part in the following events:

13th EDBF Nations Championships, Germany

Plurabelle Paddlers were part of the Irish International Women’s Team that competed in the European Championships in Bandenburg an der Havel, Germany in August 2018. The team secured 4 Silver medals!

5th IBPCP Participatory Dragon Boat Festival, Florence 2018

Plurabelle Paddlers were delighted to join paddlers from all over the world at the 5th IBPCP Participatory Dragon Boat Festival in beautiful Florence in July 2018. (View photos here)

‘All in a Row’, Dublin

Plurabelle Paddlers joined their friends from St. Patrick’s Rowing Club in a flotilla of vessels on the River Liffey on Saturday, 9th December 2017

Paddleathon, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

Members of Plurabelle Paddlers joined Nore Dragon Paddlers and other dragon boat racing teams for a Paddleathon on the River Nore in October 2017.

European Club Crew Championships

Members of the Plurabelle Paddlers were among the medal-winning Ladies Senior Dragon Boat racing team (two silvers & a bronze medal!) in Divonnes les Bains, France (27th -30th July 2017).

Florence Pink Meeting

Plurabelle Paddlers travelled to Italy for the Florence Pink Meeting, May 2016.

International Dragon Boat Regatta San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain

Murcia proved to be a wonderful venue for a dragon boat racing regatta and the Plurabelles had a wonderful time on the trip to the coastal Spanish city in April 2014.

IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival,  Sarasota, Florida, USA

Sarasota in the Sunshine State of Florida welcomed 101 teams for the 4th IBPCP Participatory Dragon Boat Regatta in October 2014 (24th- 26th). Eleven members of Plurabelle Paddlers joined other paddlers from throughout Ireland in the composite Team Ireland team.

World Record Riverdance – The Gathering

Plurabelle Paddlers were on the River Liffey and had a water side view of the world record! 21st July 2013.

Transition Year Schools Project 2013

With support from the Irish Dragon Boat Federation, we ran a four-week TY schools’ project with 3 schools in the area.

European Nations Dragon Boat Championships

Plurabelle Paddlers travelled to Nottingham in the UK for the European Nations Dragon Boat Championships in July 2012.

International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) Cancer Survivors World Cup

Our first trip abroad was to the exotic location of Putrajaya, Malaysia for the IDBF Cancer Survivors World Cup in October 2011 (it was an amazing trip – and we even came home with silver and bronze medals!).

News & Events

  • 10K? No problem to the Plurabelles!

    Well, they survived it… in fact, they did a lot more than survive it!

    The Plurabelles were the fastest all-female team at the 10K Dragon Run in Carlow on Sunday, 24th March. How’s that for an amazing result?!

    The Plurabelles came in 4th overall, with a time of 1 hour 46 seconds. The composite team (including many Plurabelles) came in 5th.

    Well done ladies; you did great! Hopefully the wonderful memories from the day (and the satisfaction of paddling a whopping 10 kilometres) will offset any aches and exhaustion!

    Thank you to all concerned. It was a wonderful day. You can view photos here.

  • A Busy Year Ahead

    It’s a new year… and 2019 looks to be a busy one for the Plurabelles!

    Visit our Events page to see all the events that we’ll be competing in this year. Better get training!

  • A Plurabelle Christmas (by numbers!)

    65 (yes, 65!) hungry Plurabelles catered to a post-training hot Christmas brunch at the clubhouse (bacon, sausages, pudding, etc, followed by delicious homemade cakes and lashings of tea and coffee)

    50 individual gift bags for women spending Christmas in refuges – each bag contains a towel, a dressing gown, fluffy socks and a showel gel.

    40 of the gift bags filled within just 24 hours of the call going out to members of the club (how’s that for Plurabelle generosity?!)

    3 Dublin-based women’s refuges who will receive Christmas gift bags.

    1 AMAZING club!

    Special thanks to Janet, Ann-Marie and your team who cooked and prepared the food… ‘hostesses with the mostesses’! (view some photos of the brunch here)

    From the Plurabelles to all our friends and supporters – Happy Christmas!

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