More Courses

By popular demand we have added another Paddler’s Workshop which we will run in March / April 2013 (date TBC). We still have 6 places left if you want to sign up.

Also we have some places on our IDBF Foundation & Participation Coach Course which is being run on 16th February 2013 in Carlow. To sign up to any of the courses, please email


Just a reminder that the Irish Dragon Boat Association is on facebook, don’t forget to LIKE our page “Irish Dragon Boat Association”. We tend to use facebook for the more fun stuff and posting some great photos.

Contact Email

We currently have a slight problem with the from gmail accounts. Please try instead for the next few days.

Going, Going, Gone!

We have ONE place available on the Paddlers Workshop (€25/head) – Saturday, 26th January 2013 and ONE place available on the REC3 first aid course (€165.00) – 1st to 3rd February 2013. Get in touch ( if you want to fill the slots.

Regatta Dates 2013 Confirmed

The regatta dates for 2013 are now confirmed.

Athy Dragon Boat Regatta – Sunday, 5th May 2013 – Athy, Co. Kildare.

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta – Sunday, 29th May 2013 – Carlow Town Park, Co. Carlow.

Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta – Saturday & Sunday, 14th & 15th September 2013 – Grand Canal Dock, Dublin.

We are always looking for new venues to host a dragon boat regatta, so drop us a line if you know of somewhere suitable.

Courses 2013

Check out the list of courses that the Irish Dragon Boat Association is now offering. Go to “Coaching & Officials” and click on the “Course” tab. For further details on each course, please send us an email

Saturday, 26th January 2013 – Paddlers Workshop

Friday, 1st February 2013 to Sunday, 3rd February 2013 – REC3 First Aid and Defibrillator Course

Saturday, 16th February 2013 – IDBF Foundation and Participation Coach Course

Saturday, 16th March 2013 – IDBF Crew Helm Award


Updated IDBF Website Now Live

The International Dragon Boat Federation’s website has at last been revamped and is now live. Visit

2013 Membership

2013 memberships are now due for individuals, clubs and associations. Follow the link under our membership heading and download the appropriate form.