We will be competing in the following events in 2016:

Athy Dragon Boat Regatta

Sunday  1st May 2016

Florence Dragon Boat Pink Meeting

Saturday & Sunday 21st & 22nd May 2016

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta (Carlow)

Sunday 12th June 2016

Dublin International Dragon Boat Regatta

Saturday & Sunday 10th & 11th September 2016


Past Events

Athy Dragon Boat Regatta

Sunday  3rd May 2015

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta

Sunday 7th June 2015

Dublin International Dragon Boat Regatta

Saturday & Sunday 12th & 13th September 2015

Launch of the All-Ireland Team to Sarasota

8th March 2014

Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta

13th & 14th September 2014

IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival,  Sarasota, Florida, USA

24th- 26th October 2014

Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta

14th & 15th September 2013

World Record Riverdance – The Gathering

21st July 2013

We’ were out on the Liffey and had a water side view of the word record!

Suir Dragon Paddlers and Cork Dragons

22nd June 2013

Visit from Suir Dragon Paddlers and Cork Dragons for a training session and tour of our new clubhouse. To view a selection of photos from the visit go to our Pictures and Videos page.

Mini Marathon

3 June 2013

Transition Year Schools Project 2013

With support from the  Irish Dragon Boat Federation, we are ran a 4 week TY schools project with 3 schools in the area.

Athy Dragon Boat Regatta 2013

5 May 2013
Emily Square, Athy, Kildare

European Dragon Boat Championships

July 2012

International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) Cancer Survivors World Cup

Putrajaya, Malaysia
22 & 23 October 2011

A team of us was lucky enough to travel to Malaysia to take part in the 2011 IDBF Cancer Survivors World Cup. We won bronze in the 100% Women and silver in the 70/30% Women, missing gold by .47 sec.


News & Events

  • Christmas comes early to the Clubhouse

    Santa must be worried about his job!

    Over 50 paddlers in very fetching Santa hats gathered at the Plurabelle Clubhouse in early December for a fabulous Christmas brunch. The brunch was not only an opportunity to get into the festive spirit but also to gather together boxes of donated groceries for ‘Pass it On’, an organisation that supplies Christmas hampers to those in need in the Ringsend area.

    We were delighted that Helen Walsh, founder of ‘Pass it On’, could join us for the brunch (which featured a choice of brunch treats – including a full fry-up. Just what was needed after a tough training session on the water!) Well done to Chris – who organised the collection – and to the fabulous cooks – Ann-Marie, Janet, Rita – and to all the willing helpers in the kitchen. Such team work! View photos here.

  • ‘Along Home Shores’ – Plurabelles on TV!

    Plurabelle Paddlers hit the small screen again at the end of October when we welcomed ‘Along Home Shores’ presenter, Bobby Kerr, to a training session in the first episode of the UTV Ireland programme. Bobby also visited our club house, chatted to some paddlers and found out for himself what makes the Plurabelles such a very special club.

  • Local School Rivalries!

    With the imposing cranes of Grand Canal Dock’s redevelopment acting as an eye-catching backdrop, local schools (CBS Westland Row and Ringsend College) did ‘battle’ in dragon boats under the expert eye of Plurabelle Paddler helms.

    Our club has always sought to engage with the local community. The schools training session in mid-October was the latest local schools’ initiative undertaken by the Plurabelle Paddlers. View photos here.

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