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Busy in lockdown

Dragons kept themselves busy during lockdown, and for many it was a time to when they were much younger! There was a lot of head scratching to try and put the Dragon’s name to the photograph! In the end the winner who guessed more names than anyone else was..... Lesley! Well done ? Lesley […]

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The Dragon has re-awoken

Sadly paddling had to come to an end at the end of March because of restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But we are back, and under guidelines from the Irish Dragon Boat Association, we have been out on the River Lagan since July. Our club has split in to four groups, or ‘pods’, which […]

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Dragons Shortlisted at Awards

Lagan Dragons were shortlisted at the inaugural Female Sports Forum Awards in Belfast last week. The club had been nominated in the category for Community Sports Champion for their work in reaching out to others who have been affected by a breast Cancer diagnosis.  The competition was tough, and in the end WISPA NI were announced […]

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Dragons Open for Business

After the huge success of their recent BBC NI True North documentary Lagan Dragons are looking to increase the membership of their club. Back in September the Dragons took delivery of a third boat. Training of new helms is underway and in the coming months there will be increased capacity to have more paddlers out […]

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Lagan Dragons as you've never seen them before

Lagan Dragons are the subject of new BBC Northern Ireland documentary due to be aired next week as part of the True North television strand. The programme follows the Dragons as they train for the Irish Dragon Boat Association regatta in Dublin. There is a lot at stake. Teams from across Ireland compete in the […]

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Health and happiness for 2020

Wishing each and every one of our supporters, sponsors and funders a very Happy 2020. The Lagan Dragons appreciate all of your help in making a difference in increasing the mental and physical wellbeing of all of our paddlers.

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Just a few days before Christmas the Dragons took to the water for a very special paddle. Dressed for the festive occasion everyone joined in singing as we made our way downstream to The Barge on the Lagan. Holohan’s at The Barge restaurant very kindly served everyone in our two boats wonderfully warming free Hot […]

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Dragons hot things up at freezing Festive Head

On Saturday 14th December our dragons bravely faced the freezing temperatures to take part in the annual Festive Head boat race on the Lagan. Racing against all sorts of rowing boats, 'Stella' was proud to be the only Dragon Boat taking part. The race began at the Albertbridge with the finish line 3km upstream at […]

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Donate as you shop

Good news! We are delighted to have been chosen by the Co-op to receive funding through their Local Community Fund, running from now until Oct 2020. If you are not already a Co-op member, please follow this link and sign up – it will cost you the princely sum of £1! You can also […]

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The day we capsized...

No Dragon ever wants to end up in the water, and thankfully this is a very rare occurrence. But last weekend a brave bunch of Lagan Dragons did just that- albeit as part of a controlled and planned capsize. Our trainee helms were required to take part in a capsize drill as part of their […]

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