We will be competing in the following events in 2017:

Athy Dragon Boat Regatta

30th April 2017

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta (Carlow)

11th June 2017

European Club Crew Championships

Divonnes les Bains, France 27th -30th July 2017

Hong Kong Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta

Saturday & Sunday 9th & 10th September 2017


Past Events

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

Florence Pink Meeting

May 2016

International Dragon Boat Regatta San Pedro del Pinatar, Spain

April 2014

IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival,  Sarasota, Florida, USA

24th- 26th October 2014

World Record Riverdance – The Gathering

21st July 2013

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

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.

European Nations Dragon Boat Championships

July 2012

International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) Cancer Survivors World Cup

Putrajaya, Malaysia
October 2011


News & Events

  • 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

  • She’s Here!

    She arrived…and in time for our mid-week training session. Our new (as yet un-named) blue boat had her maiden outing on Grand Canal Dock on 28th June… and the unanimous consensus is that ‘she paddles like a dream’! We hope that she brings us as much joy as ‘Anna’ our old blue boat did. (View photos here)

  • Farewell ‘Anna’!

    Saturday, 24th June was a poignant day for the Plurabelles, as we said goodbye to ‘Anna’ (our blue boat). We’ve had fun sessions -and very serious competitive races – in the ‘Anna’ boat over the past 7 years. She has served us well.

    We’re getting a new boat shortly, so it’s time to say goodbye to ‘Anna’ (though ‘Livia’ – our pink boat – is remaining). It was sad to see ‘Anna’ go, but we’re very happy that she has got a new home in Kilkenny with the Nore Dragon Paddlers. I’m sure that ‘Anna’ will give Nore Dragon Paddlers as much joy, as she gave us! Click here to see photos of the Plurabelles ensuring that ‘Anna’ looked at her very best for Nore Dragon Paddlers.

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