Welcome to Donegal Dragons

The IDBA would formally like to welcome Donegal Dragons as a new member to the Association. Based in Donegal Town, Donegal Dragons are the first dragon boat club from the north west of Ireland.

The club is located along side the Donegal Bay Rowing Club and will be officially launched in the spring when their new boat arrives.

The club will consist of paddlers of all ages and abilities as well as cancer survivors, especially breast cancer survivors.

You can follow the Donegal Dragons:
Facebook – Donegal Dragons and Donegal Bay Rowing Club.

For further information, please contact Deborah Bonner at donegaldragons@gmail.com.

ECCC Date Confirmed

The racing dates for the European Club Crew Championships have been confirmed as 31st July 2015 to 2nd August 2015 at Divonne les Bains, France. Bulletin no. 1 should be coming out soon from the EDBF with more details.

Time To Renew Memberships

It is that time of year again when we ask all Individuals, Clubs and Associates to renew their annual membership. Application forms can be found under the “Membership” section of our website.

2015 Courses

The IDBA will be running the following courses, if you would like to reserve a place please email info@dragonboat.ie.

IDBA Paddler’s Clinic

Date: Saturday, 21st February 2015

Venue: Training Centre, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow

Places Available: 10

Cost: €30.00/head


IDBF Crew Helm Course

Date: Saturday, 21st March 2015 (One day, plus attendance at capsize drill at a later date)

Venue: Grand Canal Dock, Ringsend, Dublin

Places Available: 8

Cost: €120.00/head


IDBF Participation Coach Course & Foundation Coach Course

Date: Saturday, 7th February 2015

Venue: Training Centre, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow

Places Available: 10

Cost: €100.00/head

Pre-requisite: All attendees must already hold an IDBF Crew Helm Award or Foundation Coach Award.

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