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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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Green fingers

Sunflowers have been blooming over the summer months, and early this spring the challenge was set. Who could grow the tallest sunflower? Lots of dragons planted, watered and nurtured their little seedlings. Despite the storms and high wind at times the flowers continued to thrive. The final measuring took place in September ...and the winning […]

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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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