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

  • Operation Transformation

    Like thousands and thousands of Irish television viewers we’re glued to this year’s Operation Transformation on RTE One. This year, one of the leaders is Sarah O’Callaghan. Sarah has lymphoedema as a result of breast cancer treatment. Thank you Sarah for placing a spotlight on this condition.

    Plurabelle Paddlers is among the 150+ dragon boat racing teams worldwide for women who have experienced breast cancer, many of whom have Lymphoedema. Read about dragon boat racing for those who have experienced breast cancer on our FAQ page. If you have had a breast cancer diagnosis and fancy giving dragon boat racing a go, visit our Try it Out page.

    Good luck Sarah on Operation Transformation. We’ll be rooting for you & for all of this year’s leaders.

  • HERE BE DRAGONS – Plurabelle memoir is out now!

    ‘HERE BE DRAGONS’ is a memoir of the Plurabelle Paddlers (though don’t worry, we’re not finished paddling and partying just yet!). The book includes lots of photos as well as short articles (written by various club members) on the formation of the club, the introduction of dragon boat racing to Ireland and the various regattas that we have competed in over the years. There are also contributions from foreign clubs and memories from Plurabelles who have paddled with clubs in distant parts of the world.
    As you know, we’re a shy and retiring bunch (ahem!). We don’t like to brag, but some of the early reviews include phrases like ‘the quality of the paper and the clarity of the photos are amazing'; ‘a book to cherish'; ‘smashing photos and well-written’. The book details ‘challenges, determination, fun, laughter and tears, but most of all friendship and comradeship.’
    The book (which costs €10) isn’t on general sale, but if you’d like to get your hands on a copy simply email info@plurabellepaddlers.com and we’ll be in touch.  So, go on, treat yourself (or someone you love) to this beautiful book that tells our incredible story.

  • ‘All in a Row’ – Paddling on the River Liffey

    The weather gods were kind to us on Saturday 9th December for the ‘All in a Row’ charity fundraiser in aid of the RNLI and the Irish Underwater Search and Recovery (thankfully there was no snow, but boy, it was FREEZING!). The Plurabelles were on the river Liffey decked out in Santa hats and fairy lights (I guess it’s no wonder that we were a favourite with the snap-happy tourists!)

    Anna Livia is the name given to the personification of the River Liffey (and the name of our boats!). James Joyce named the heroine in Finnegans Wake Anna Livia Plurabelle. You could say that we were at ‘home’ on 9th December, on this wonderful river in our great city. View photos

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