We will be competing in the following events in 2016:
Sunday 1st May 2016
Saturday & Sunday 21st & 22nd May 2016
Sunday 12th June 2016
Saturday & Sunday 10th & 11th September 2016
Sunday 3rd May 2015
Sunday 7th June 2015
Saturday & Sunday 12th & 13th September 2015
8th March 2014
13th & 14th September 2014
24th- 26th October 2014
14th & 15th September 2013
21st July 2013
We’ were out on the Liffey and had a water side view of the word record!
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.
3 June 2013
With support from the Irish Dragon Boat Federation, we are ran a 4 week TY schools project with 3 schools in the area.
5 May 2013
Emily Square, Athy, Kildare
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.
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.
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.
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.