The Dragon Run 10Km – Sunday, 24th March 2019

Our newest event The Dragon Run 10Km is coming to Carlow on Sunday, 24th March 2019. This marathon pursuit race is open to dragon boats, marathon/sprint kayaks and 01s. Run on the River Barrow it will see all craft battle it out on a 4 x 2.5km course. Medals will be awarded fro 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all race categories. The entry form can be found here. The Dragon Run 10k – Flyer & Entry Form-2

January 2019 Newsletter – Out Now!

You will find out latest newsletter here. Newsletter – January 2019

November 2018 Newsletter Out Now!

Out latest newsletter – November 2018 can be found here. Newsletter – November 2018

IDBA Win Second Place in The Barrow Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that the Irish Dragon Boat Association has won 2nd place in the Commercial Operators section of The Barrow Awards Scheme 2018. The Awards are organised by Carlow Tourism, Kildare Tourism, Kilkenny Tourism, Laois Tourism and Wexford Tourism and supported by the County Councils of Carlow Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois and Wexford, Waterways Ireland and the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland.

The objective of this annual competition is to focus attention on the many aspects and assets of this important Waterway, the River Barrow and its adjacent environs. Given the investment of commercial operators in the development of the river a new category was introduced in 2014 to represent their interests.

Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta 2018 – RESULTS – Sunday, 16th September 2018

Please find the results from Sunday’s races here. RESULTS – Dublin SUNDAY 2018

Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta 2018 – RESULTS – Saturday, 15th September 2018.

A huge thank you to our main sponsor, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office without whose support we could not run this event and also to our annual supporter, Waterways Ireland who has supported this event since its inception. Attached are the results from Saturday’s racing. Results – Dublin SATURDAY 2018

Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta – 15th & 16th September 2018

The annual Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta 2018 is fast approaching with just over a week to go. A massive thank you as always to our main sponsor the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels and our our key supporter Waterways Ireland.

Please find below the race programmes for Saturday and Sunday.

Race Programme – Dublin SATURDAY 2018

Race Programme – Dublin SUNDAY 2018

The 2nd annual Dragons at the Docks, raises over €250,000 for Dublin Simon


Over 800 participants took part in this year’s Dragons At the Docks property industry fund raising event held at Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2. The dragon boat racing competition saw 70 teams compete in races and, in the process, raise €250,000 for charity.

The overall winner was the team from Cairn Homes, with Collen coming second, and Investec coming third in a competitive final race. Last year the competition was won by the team from construction company Sisk. DATD -Results 2018

Nine of Ireland’s biggest property companies were the cornerstone sponsors of the second year of the event, with Dalata Hotel Group, Glenveagh Property and Hines joining the original six companies who launched the event last year: Cairn Homes, Green Reit, Hammerson, Hibernia REIT, Ires Reit and Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate.

75% of the funds raised will go to the Dublin Simon Community, with the balance to be distributed to local charities in the Grand Canal Dock area.

Sam McGuinness CEO of the Dublin Simon Community said:

“We are honoured to be the charity partner at the Dragons at the Docks. With the support of everyone involved we are making a life changing impact to the lives of vulnerable people living in unimaginable circumstances. Funds raised at the 2017 event allowed us to acquire two apartments and a 2-bedroom townhouse in Dublin now providing more people who have been through the trauma and abuse of homelessness with a home to call their own.

“This year, utilising funds raised at Dragons at the Docks, Dublin Simon Community plan to acquire five more apartments, for individuals and couples. Working together, we have the ability to deliver many more permanent homes, ensuring that people never have to face the uncertainty and anxiety of homelessness again. On behalf of Dublin Simon Community and most importantly the people who rely on our services, thank you for helping to rebuild lives.”

Irish Senior Women’s Dragon Boat Team Pick Up The Silverware!

We are delighted to congratulate the Irish Senior Women’s Dragon Boat Team on their medal haul at the recent European Nations Championships in Brandenburg, Germany. Competing in 1000m, 2000m, 500m and 200m the women’s team won 4 silver medals at the Championships. An impressive result for a team that has only ever raced once before at an International Championships.

The German Senior Women’s Team being on home turf won the gold medals and showed the rest of Europe the strength of dragon boating in Germany.

Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta – Sat, 15th & Sun, 16th September 2018

We are now open for entries to the Dublin Hong Kong Dragon Boat Regatta 2018 and are pleased to announce that the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office is once again the title sponsor for the event. Further details and entry forms can be found here. Dublin DBR Entry Form 2018