Irish Dragon Boat Association



Find out what it means to be a member of the IDBA and the different types available.

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Coaching & Officials

We have adopted the International Dragonboat Federation (IDBF) National Coaches Award Scheme to “We have adopted the International Dragon Boat Federation (IDBF) National Coaches Award”

Clubs & Centres

Find your closest club or centre here.


Documents, Policies & Newsletters.

You can find documents with various regulations & procedures for you to get familiar with

Welcome to the Irish Dragon Boat Association’s website

This is now our tenth year of formal operation as the Governing Body of the sport here in Ireland. Year on year we are growing in strength and skills as the number of clubs and people participating in dragon boating increases. 2020 marks our 10 Year Anniversary!

Fun & Participation

The IDBA is aiming to achieve the highest standards and facilities for dragon boating in this country and are working to ensure that this will happen with the support of all those involved in the sport.

Our Goal

To make dragon boat racing a mass participation sport throughout the whole 32 counties of Ireland and make the sport accessible to all ages and abilities.