Sponsors

Our first dragon boats were delivered in September 2010 thanks to our lead sponsors Breast Cancer Ireland and HSE Health Promotion Unit Dublin North East.

 

Thanks to Trim Transport for their amazingly generous donation of a container to house our O1 training boats.

Thanks  also to the following for their generous support:

123.ie

A&L Goodbody, Joe Kelly

Abate counselling

Aegon Ireland – Simon Skinner

Alterra – Joey O’Dea

Amethyst

Angela Collins

Art by Eoin

AVIVA Stadium Community Grant Scheme

Art of Coffee

Brendan Lyons, Penang Medical College

Cam Ceol

Camel Productions – Catherine Lyons & John J Doherty

Cara Walsh

Carraig Flowers

Cleary’s Pub

Cliona Mullen

Colette Stokes  – Chartered Accountant

Cyril Dunnion

Derek Mooney – RTE

Diageo

Dr David Fennelly

Dr  Jennifer Westrup

Dulux – Maria Flood

Eddie Browne – Session Hire

Edel Duffy Pilates

Energy Management – Helen Walsh

ETIHAD Airways Ann Tullis, Carmel Walsh, Veronica Posteraro

Europa Donna Ireland

Frances O’Rourke – Irish Times

Mark Lacey – Gloucester Street South Sports & Recreation Centre

Healey Mac’s Kuala Lumpur

Helen McCarthy  – Artist

Paddy McCarthy – Bakers

Hewlett Packard

HSE Health Promotion Unit Dublin & North East

In-House

Irishtown Stadium

Julie & Micky Doyle

KCPeaches

Marie Keating Foundation

Moya Nolan Photographer

Nicoline Greer RTE

Ogilvy One Worldwide Dublin

Origin, Garrett Bennis

Orla Kaminska

Owen Doorly, Il Valentino

Paddy McCarthy

Paula McClean and Ronan Traynor, Verve

Richard Doorly, Collette Burns, HJ Lyons

Rita Butterly, Irish Rail

Ronan Doyle

Sandymount Business’s

Select Strategies – Paul O’Dea

Snap Printing – John Dawson

Star Office Supplies – Trisha Ward

SurfDock

Tesco Ireland

The Staff of Holy Family Secondary School, Newbridge

Tilestyle

Tommy Hilfiger Grafton Street

University of Limerick Activity Centre

Viking Splash – Fergal Rogers

Waterways Ireland

Wild Water Kayak Club – Lynda Byron

News & Events

  • Supporting the Irish Team at the Europeans

    We’ll be cheering on the Irish Women’s Senior Team at the EDBF European Nations Championship in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany on 23rd -26th August.

    Good luck to all of these amazing athletes, particularly to the Plurabelles on the team. We’re so proud of you!

  • Florence Forever!

    What an amazing trip it was… it will be remembered forever by the Plurabelles who travelled to Italy for the 2018 BCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival.

    Over 3,500 paddlers and over 120 teams converged on the magnificent and beautiful city of Florence for this HUGE event.

    It was truly a celebration of dragon boat racing… and a celebration of life! (click here for small selection of pics)

  • Wakey, Wakey Anna II and Livia II!

    Plurabelles officially woke up Anna II and Livia II – our second generation of boats – on Saturday, 30th June. Anna Livia is the name given to the personification of the river Liffey and James Joyce named his heroine in Finnegans Wake, ‘Anna Livia Plurabelle’.

    Waking the Dragon is an ancient Chinese tradition and the MC – our own Tara Byrne – explained the rich symbolism behind the custom.

    During the ceremony, the tips of the dragon head horns were painted to bless the world with peace and harmony. The tongue was painted to bless the crews with winning spirit and, having uncovered the eyes, they were painted to awaken the dragon.

    Offerings were also made representing five elements & compass points. Joss sticks represented wood and the East. Flowers represented metal and the West. Candles represented Fire and the South. Water represented its elemental self and the North. Finally, fruit represented the earth and the Centre. See photos of the day (which culminated in food back at the clubhouse!)

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