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Lagan Dragons Open Day, March 23

Our amazing dragons pulled out all the stops today to welcome new people who wanted to try Dragon Boating for the first time. We had an amazing morning with new paddlers who experienced the fun and camaraderie of being in a dragon boat. Paddling together is a great way to support each other, be active […]

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Lagan Dragons open day- 25 March & 1 April, 2023
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We are now #officiallyopen

On Sunday 28th November Minister Nichola Mallon took to the water and really did come up the Lagan NOT in a bubble but in one of our Dragon Boats. The Minister had been officially opening the new site for Lagan Dragons and joined the club aboard our latest boat Luna. She was treated to the Chinese traditional […]

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Dragons mean Business

Lagan Dragons were delighted this week to be one of the first recipients of funding from Belfast Harbour Commissioners. Lagan Dragons are one of the 12 community organisations that have been fortunate enough to be awarded a Belfast Harbour Community Award. Belfast Harbour has awarded £25,000 to twelve organisations, in the first round of its […]

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A very different kind of Christmas and New Year

With the restrictions continuing around the Covid19 pandemic our annual Club Christmas Paddle had to be cancelled. Instead our individual ‘training pods’ took to the water on separate days during Christmas week. All paddlers remained socially distanced and incorporated a festive face mask into their creative and fun outfits. Special mention goes to Pod3’s very […]

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Drum roll please...

Back at the start of the summer two of our talented dragons decided to ‘sew and sell’ face masks. Ruth and Lesley have made thousands of masks in all designs (including matching neckscarfs for dogs). And along with the help of a few other dragons they have managed to raise an incredible amount of money […]

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Announcing Lagan Dragons’ 2021 Calendar

We are delighted to have worked with one of our sponsors, WhiteNoise, who have produced an absolutely fabulous wall calendar. A number of dragons put on their lippy and smartened themselves up for a photoshoot in Belfast. We think that the results speak for themselves. Huge thanks go to all of our kind sponsors who […]

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Thank You National Lottery

We were delighted to have been given a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund recently. The £9851.00 has helped the club buy six 01 Dragon Boats. This has allowed many of our paddlers to continue to train solo in boats during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to #NationalLottery - we really do feel truly […]

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Gino, Gino, Gino, Gino!

Our brilliant coach, Gino, has been nominated for Sports NI Community Coach of the Year . Unfortunately there will be no glitzy ceremony this year for the Dragons to get dressed up and attend in support of Gino's nomination, but the results will be published on Social Media during October and November. Fingers crossed Gino!

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Sew and Sell

Two of our amazingly talented Dragons have been busy making face coverings during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Lesley and Ruth have both dusted down their sewing machines and have turned out hundreds of masks that have been sold to club members, and their families and friends. Demand has grown so quickly that they are having […]

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