Dragons are Over the Moon!

The Lagan Dragons were literally ‘over the moon’ when they accepted delivery of their third boat this week. The boat will be called ‘Luna’ meaning moon, and will join ‘Stella’ (the stars)  and ‘Aurora’ (the sun). The dragon boat was delivered from Germany, and excited club members helped bring the gleaming navy blue boat to […]

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Paddling for Health this Winter

We have now moved in to our winter training season which this year is supported by the Public Health Agency through the CLEAR project.  Our priorities are not just to maintain our fitness and endurance levels, but to increase our mental wellbeing.  The positive benefits of exercise are well documented, and Dragon Boating is a great way for […]

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Dragons to go ‘Down Under’

The International Breast Cancer Paddlers Commission Festival Committee has just awarded the next IBCPC Festival to New Zealand. After the Lagan Dragons team travelled to Florence back in 2018 to attend the global participatory regatta, we will be packing our bags and paddles once more as many of us head for New Zealand in 2022! The event will be held […]

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Fastest in Ireland

14th September 2019 saw the Lagan Dragons travel to the Grand Canal Dock to defend their title at the Dublin Dragon Boat Regatta. After a few hard fought races with teams across Ireland our Lagan Dragons in ‘Aurora’ retained the top spot in the Breast Cancer category. ‘Aurora’ celebrate their big win Congratulations also to our Lagan Dragons in ‘Stella’ who were […]

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Shout out to New Paddlers!

Our next New Paddlers session will take place this Saturday 27th July at 10.15am With the recent glorious weather there’s no better way to make the most of the summer than to spend an hour out on the River Lagan.  Drop us an email , we’d love to see you on Saturday! info@lagandragons.com Summer Paddling on the […]

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Storm Hannah vs Belfast Lord Mayor

The weather got the better of The Lord Mayor when she joined the Lagan Dragons at Belfast Boat Club on Saturday 27th April. Councillor Deirdre Hargey, Lord Mayor of Belfast had been invited to join the Dragons for a paddle on the Lagan. Unfortunately it was not to be as Storm Hannah weighed in and […]

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Sunday treat for New Paddlers ! (POSTPONED)

Each month we run a ‘New Paddlers’ session on the last Saturday of the month. However, our May paddle will happen on the Sunday as the river will be busy on the Saturday with other events taking place. This is your opportunity to find out how fantastic it feels to be paddling a Dragon Boat […]

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Award for Lagan Dragon Founder

Captain and Founding Member Joanne Rock was presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM) at Hillsborough Castle, Co. Down on 1st April.  The short ceremony was conducted by the Lord Lieutenant Joan Christie and the award was in recognition of Joanne’s services to people with Breast Cancer. Joanne Rock, Captain and Chair of The Lagan […]

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Joanne Rock BEM

Lagan Dragons Captain & Founder Joanne Rock has been named in the Queens 2019 New Years honours list and is to be awarded the Order of the British Empire Medal – BEM  for services to People with Breast Cancer. Joanne said she was in complete shock when she heard the news and couldn’t quite believe it. She has dedicated the award to […]

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