Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta – 14th & 15th September 2019


The Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta returns to Grand Canal Dock, Dublin on Saturday, 14th & Sunday, 15th September 2019.

In its ninth year, Ireland’s premier dragon boat event will see crews from Canada, USA, Great Britain, France and Dubai battle it out against the best Irish crews from around the 32 counties of Ireland. Over 50 million people from 84 nations participate in dragon boat racing every year and for two days this September you too will be able to experience the excitement of an ancient Chinese sport which dates back over 2,000 years.

Speaking of the event, Julie Doyle, Chairman of the IDBA, said: “Dragon boat racing is such a sociable sport and it’s great fun too. It has been great to see the level of competition in Ireland increasing year on year as the sport develops. The regatta does however welcome people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels and is a popular team-building experience for companies and organisations of all sizes. We cater for everyone. We are also very proud of the fact that our sport is gender balanced. Our Women’s category which will run on Sunday has 13 teams and one race alone will see 88 women on the water”.

Races at the regatta will be run over 200 metres and 400 metre distances. Categories include International, Breast Cancer Survivors, Under 18s, Women and the Open Challenge for more novice crews.

The event is jointly run between Plurabelle Paddlers and the Irish Dragon Boat Association and is supported by Waterways Ireland.

For further information on the event and on the sport of dragon boat racing, visit www.dragonboat.ie, or email info@dragonboat.ie.

For further information on the Plurabelle Paddlers, visit www.plurabellepaddlers.com


Further Information
Julie Doyle, Chairman, IDBA, tel: (059) 916 1685/ (085) 7422902

Dragons At The Docks 2019 – Raises €350,000 for Charity

Over 1,000 participants, 78 teams, 22 races, seven sectors, and only one winner. Congratulations Kennedy Wilson!

It’s hard to believe one of the biggest charity events of the year, Dragons at the Docks is over. Since the launch of the first Dragons at the Docks event in 2017, the event has raised over €660,000 for the Dublin Simon Community and €233,000 raised for other local charities. For its third year, DATD was to be even bigger and better, and what a success it was! This year, we are delighted to announce that €350,000 was raised, meaning an overall total of an amazing €893,000!

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta 2019 – Results

We were certainly blessed with the weather yesterday with only a few quick showers and our biggest turn out ever of crews for this event; you must be all loving the 500m race distance. Well done to everyone who participated and how fantastic it is to see so many female helms out there racing. Thank you also to Waterways Ireland for their continued support of our events. The full results from the Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta 2019 can be found here. RESULTS – Barrow DBR 2019

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta – Sunday, 9th June 2019

The Race Programme for the Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta can be found here. Barrow DBR Race Programme 2019

Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta 2019

We are now open for entries to the Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta – 14th and 15th September 2019. Entry forms can be found here. Dublin Dragon Boat flyer

Athy Dragon Boat Regatta – Results 2019

The official results for the Athy Dragon Boat Regatta can be found here. Athy DBR 2019 – Results

Athy Dragon Boat Regatta – Timings for Spectators

Crew Managers Meeting – 10.00 hrs

Crew Briefings Commence – 10.30 hrs

First Race – 11.00 hrs

Last Race – 16.05 hrs

Prize Giving – 16.20 hrs

Athy Dragon Boat Regatta – Sun, 5th May 2019 – Race Programme

The Race Programme for Sunday, can be found here. Athy Race Programme – 16 Boats 2019

Notification of 5th Annual General Meeting of Irish Dragon Boat Association Limited

Please be advised that the 5th Annual General Meeting of Irish Dragon Boat Association Limited will be held on Saturday, 18th May 2019 at 11.00hrs in St. Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114 – 116, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. The official notification can be found here. 1005 – AGM Notification. All those clubs and individuals who were in membership to the Association in 2018 have been emailed all the necessary paperwork.

Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta – Sunday, 9th June 2019

The Barrow Dragon Boat Regatta will be held on Sunday, 9th June 2019 on the River Barrow adjacent to Carlow Town Park. The race distance is confirmed as 500m. The entry form can be found here. Barrow DBR Entry Form 2019