Gráine Mhaol Dragon Boat Club

Gráine Mhaol, Mayo Dragon Boat Club established in 2015

The Club is named after the infamous pirate queen Gráinne Mhaol who hailed from Mayo.  The unique spelling of Gráine is in memory of a friend called Áine, who passed away from Breast Cancer.

Our Gráine Mhaol Club paddles on the beautiful Lough Lannagh Lake in Castlebar.  Originally a breast cancer survivors club, the club now welcomes friends and family of cancer survivors, beginners or experienced paddlers, any person over the age of 18yrs.

Latest News

Four Members attend Barcelona International Dragon Fest

Four Members attend Barcelona International Dragon Fest

Club members, Inara, Audrey, Tadgh and Anne travelled all the way to Barcelona to attend the 5th Barcelona Dragon Boat Festival.  The gang had a great time competing in a number of the races and fun activities. This year the festival had 900 participants from 40...

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Athy, First Regatta of the Year

Athy, First Regatta of the Year

Our Ukrainian friends help with preparations for Athy, pictured with the ornate Dragon's Head for the bow of the boat. The first event of the year, the Athy Dragon Boat Regatta  took place on Sun, 5th May 2024.  The Athy Regatta is held on the River Barrow, Emily...

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About Us

The Gráine Mhaol club was setup in July 2015.  The club is very successful and has a growing membership.

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Training and Membership

We train twice a week at Lough Lannagh, Castlebar and compete in regattas around Ireland & abroad.

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Club Details

Lough Lannagh Holiday Village, Westport Rd, Castlebar, Co.Mayo F23 VW73

Tel : Louise  087 225 0704

Come and Try!

We offer two sessions to anyone that wants to try out paddling and if you are happy to continue you can join as a member.  Come and Try sessions are also organised during the year.

Our Partners

Irish Dragon Boat Association
Mayo Ireland Sports Partnership
Mayo County Council,
Lough Lannagh Village Leisure, Castlebar, Mayo, Ireland
Mayo Adventure Experience