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General queries email (including media queries):

info@plurabellepaddlers.com

Fancy giving paddling a go? Please email us:

newmembers@plurabellepaddlers.com

 

New members are always welcome. The only criteria is that you must have been diagnosed with breast cancer and be at least 3 months post-treatment. Our members range in ages from early 30’s to 70 plus.

We hold ‘Come and Try’ sessions throughout the year. If you are living in the greater Dublin area and would like to get involved, please contact us at newmembers@plurabellepaddlers.com to find out more information and to see when our next ‘Come and Try’ session is being held.

To find out more about the sport of dragon boating in Ireland, including other breast cancer support clubs and general clubs in your area, visit the Irish Dragon Boat Association (IDBA) at www.dragonboat.ie

We train on the water  all year round at the Grand Canal Dock, South Dock Road, Ringsend, Dublin 4 (view map – you can click on map to enlarge it):

8:45am Saturday morning
6:30pm Wednesday evening (Spring, Summer)

2017 Membership

The 2017 annual membership fee is €90.

News & Events

  • Tickled Pink at Plurabelle Baby Shower

    I think it’s safe to say that Plurabelle Paddler Ciara Devine was totally shocked and ‘tickled pink’ by the surprise baby shower hosted by the Plurabelles in the clubhouse yesterday.
    Ciara’s due date for her second daughter is fast approaching and the Plurabelles were thrilled to celebrate such an exciting time for Ciara and her family.
    When Ciara, her hubby Alan and daughter Fia called in to the clubhouse for a post-training coffee and they were met by a sea of pink. As well as balloons, cupcakes, there was also cake & a teddy bear for Fia , a hamper and a baby blanket (hand-knitted by many of the club members). No wonder Ciara was a little shell-shocked! Is there anything that the amazing Plurabelles can’t do?… Yes, they’re fantastic paddlers & tough competitors too…Well done ladies and best of luck Ciara! View photos

  • Plurabelles welcome Operation Transformation!

    So, did you see it? RTE1’s Operation Transformation (Wed 24th Jan) featured the Plurabelle Paddlers as we welcomed the leaders, and presenter Kathryn Thomas, to a training session at Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock. This year’s leaders certainly got to experience just how physically exerting the sport of dragon boat racing is!

    Well done to our own Jean Henry who was interviewed for the show. Jean spoke wonderfully about what Plurabelle Paddlers means to her. Tonight we showed the nation our commitment to overcoming fear about illness and our desire to maintain fitness and wellness with each and every paddle stroke.

    You can view photos here. If you didn’t see the show, you’ll be able to catch up on the RTE player 

    If you live in the greater Dublin region and have had a breast cancer diagnosis, you can find out about paddling with us on the Try it Out page of this website. Please note that our next ‘Come & Try’ session will be in April. Please email newmembers@plurabellepaddlers.com to register your interest (you will need to be 3 months post-treatment to paddle with us).

    You can find out more about the many dragon boat racing clubs located around the country (both breast cancer and general clubs) at the Irish Dragon Boat Association website.

  • Operation Transformation

    Like thousands and thousands of Irish television viewers we’re glued to this year’s Operation Transformation on RTE One. One of this year’s leaders – Sarah O’Callaghan – has lymphoedema as a result of breast cancer treatment. Thank you Sarah for placing a spotlight on this condition. We’ll be rooting for you & for all of the leaders.

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