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June 2016: In the Same Boat

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June 2016: Near FM Podcast

Irish Times

May 2016: The 20 Best Sports Clubs in Ireland

Northside & Southside People

April & May 2016: Plurabelle Paddlers Push the Boat Out for New Members

The Herald

September 2015: Enter the dragon boat – regatta a hit despite the rain

Northside People

August 2015 Getting their oars in!

Near FM: Interview on the recruitment drive for new team members

Near FM interview with Plurabelle Paddlers

Irish Times Health Supplement

July 2015 Health Board: Members Wanted,

Irish Independent

November 2014: Coverage and photo of the Waterways Ireland Pink event

Herald Tribune: Team Ireland sings for Florida couple

October 2014:  Local coverage of our Sarasota adventure

Irish Independent: 9 Facts about Breast Cancer

October 2013: Our very own Tara Byrne wrote a piece on her experiences and gave us a mention! >>

newstalk: Talking Point with Sarah Carey

October 2013: Best excuse ever for missing training ! Dympna Watson joins the panel for the discussion Cancer: is a positive attitude always for the best? >>

RTE News: Arthur Guinness Projects 2013 Announced

September 2013: The Plurabelle’s Breast Cancer Fitness Programme has received funding as one of the 2013 Arthur Guinness Projects >>

TodayFM: Ian Dempsey Show

16 September 2013: Ian gave our performance at the 2013 Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta a quick mention on his weekend winners slot – scroll to 45 minutes 50 seconds! >>

RTE Radio1 Marian Finucane Show

July 2013: Fiona talked to Marian about dragon boat racing and how exercise benefits those who have had a breast cancer diagnosis>>

TV Week Real Life

October 2012: Anne Gildea wrote this article on her training session with  us for the Mail on Sunday >>

Blazing Paddles

May 2012: The Sunday Times journalist Heather Irvine joined us for training and wrote an article for In Gear Magazine >>

RTE1 Nationwide

April 2012:  RTE1 Nationwide’s filmed a short piece of us training at the Grand Canal Dock. fat forward to 17:33  mins>>

Plurabelle Paddlers make a splash in the Far East

December 2011: Article and photos of our 2011 trip to Malaysia in our local community newspaper NewsFour >> 

All in the same boat

November 2011: Article in the Irish Independent Health Supplement on our trip to Malaysia>>

Leinster followers support the Plurabelle Paddlers

November 2011: Article in the Leinster Supporters newsletter >>

Plurabelle Paddlers

January 2011: Article in the Irish Breast Cancer Nurse Association Newsletter>>

Dragon boat racing comes to Ireland

Autumn 2010: Article in  the Europa Donna  Ireland Newsletter>>

In the Same Boat

October 2010: RTE Radio Documentary on One, an award winning radio documentary about the launch of the Plurabelle Paddlers.>>

RTE Afternoon Show

April 2010: Article on our appearance to call for members on RTE’s Afternoon Show>>

Year of the Dragon Boat

April 2010: Irish Times article on the launch of the Plurabelle Paddlers>>

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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