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July 2018: IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival, Florence

 

June 2018: Waking Up Anna II & Livia II

 

June 2018: Pre-Florence Training Session

 

June 2018: Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta, Carlow

 

May 2018: Athy Dragon Boat Regatta

 

April 2018: Open Day for Newbies

 

April 2018: Arrival of New Boat

 

February 2018: Plurabelle Baby Shower (for Ciara)

 

January 2018: Operation Transformation Filming

 

December 2017: ‘All in a Row’, charity paddle on river Liffey

 

December 2017: Christmas Brunch at the Clubhouse

 

November 2017: Demonstration of Mary’s Showstopper Christmas Cakes

 

October 2017: Clothing collection in aid of the Plurabelle team heading to the IBPCP regatta in 2018

 

October 2017: Plurabelles at the Paddleathon in Kilkenny

 

September 2017: Waking Anna 2!

 

September 2017: Hong Kong Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta

 

August 2017: Regular Saturday Training Session

 

July 2017: EDBF Crew Championships, Divonne Les Bains, France

July 2017: Plurabelles feature in National Cancer Strategy

June 2017: New Blue Boat Arrives!

June 2017: Farewell ‘Anna’

June 2017: Fun Memories and Moments at the Barrow Regatta

May 2017: Dragons Roar at Dublin Docklands Festival

May 2017: Plurabelles help out at Docklands’ Volunteer Day

March 2017: Brunch with the Bunch

December 2016: Christmas Brunch @the Clubhouse

October 2016: Local Schools Initiative 

September 2016: Hong Kong Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta

June 2016: Barrow Regatta, Carlow

May 2016: Florence Regatta

April 2016: Try it Out Session

Monthly Birthdays’ Brunch 

September 2015: Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta 2015 

August 2015: Try it Out session

March 2014: Team Ireland Launch 

September 2013: Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta

June 2013: Visit by Suir Dragon Paddlers and Cork Dragons 

May 2013: Clubhouse Opening

September 2012: Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta 

July 2012: European Championships, Nottingham

September 2011: Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta

October 2011: Malaysia

News & Events

  • 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!)

  • Excitement builds for Florence!

    The Italian’s are known throughout the world for their impeccable sense of style…. but, what about the Plurabelles?! In the new(ish) team strip, the ladies heading to Florence for the IBCPC Participatory Dragon Boat Festival will certainly give the Italians (& other teams) competition in the style stakes!

    But, the festival isn’t about style, it’s about Dragon Boat racing and the double training session in mid-June included video analysis of the Florence team in action. Excitement is building for the trip to Florence in early July… not long to go now! View photos

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