Sip and Dip

Sip and Dip

Superb evening on Friday November 17th, Bridge St Bar, Castlebar, 7pm till late!

For our end of year get together we are organising a ‘Sip and Dip’ upstairs in Bridge St bar, Castlebar, followed by some finger food, drinks and mingling 😊

A 90-minute themed painting party guided and instructed by a professional artist between 7pm and 8.30pm/9pm. We will decide on the theme to paint on the day.

Easels, aprons, brushes and paints are supplied and a canvas each to take home with your masterpiece. It’s just for a bit of fun, so don’t worry if you can’t paint like Picasso 🎨 I can’t either 😅

€20 per person includes all supplies and food and you may buy your own drinks in the bar throughout the evening.

Thanks, Helen

A big thanks to the artists Tina & Susan from Susan Malone SMart Art School, Cavendish Lane and also to Declan in the Bridge Street Bar.

See photos of after the evening. Click below

Committee & Helm’s end of year night out

Committee & Helm’s end of year night out

Mayo Dragons, Committee and Helms meet up at end of 2023 for a meal in the House of Plates.

One of the benefits of being on the committee or being a helm, nudge nudge, wink wink 😁   We had a fab night in House of Plates.

All volunteers and helpers welcome in 2024.

Committee members Marie, Catherine and Kay

Marie, Catherine and Kay in The Bridge at the end of the Committee / Helms night out.

Vivienne, Catherine and Kay finish up the night in the Bridge bar.

Our Ukrainian friends beautiful evening of Culture

Our Ukrainian friends beautiful evening of Culture

Our lovely Ukrainian friends invited Club members to a beautiful evening of Song, Music and Culture on Sunday Nov 26th at 6.30pm  in Macalla Hall, Lough Lannagh holiday Village.  Our super talented friends put on an excellent show.  And the food after the show was delicious.

Two of our Ukrainian friends, Nadiia and Sveta sang ‘Sé mo Laoch’ – well done girls , ye did a fantastic job.  The ladies song featured on the Connaught Telegraph (local newspaper) facebook page! (see below).

Connaught Telegraph – 26th Nov 2023

Our Ukraine friends night of culture in Lough Lannagh Nov 2023

Connaught Telegraph: Members of the Ukraine community in Castlebar singing ‘Irish Song’ at the concert tonight at Lough Lannagh Holiday Village entitled “With Ukraine in Our Hearts.”View Here:


MORE PHOTOS… (click on photos to enlarge)


Nice message from Svitlana

Svita’s nice thank you message on Graine Mhaol whatsapp.

The Ultimate Umbrella – our new roof

The Ultimate Umbrella – our new roof

The Graine Mhaol Club’s new roof covering the two Dragon Boat’s at Lough Lannagh.


Watch Louise’s video of the club’s new roof.



A message from Louise Rodgers……..

“Many thanks to you, your family and friends for supporting our Gofundmecampaign, to the tune of shy of €4000.

Many thanks to Blackie Gavan €500, Martin Mc Loughlin €500, Michael Kilcoyne €500 and Ger Deere €1000″.

Ballina Dragons come to Castlebar

Ballina Dragons come to Castlebar

On Tues 13th June, a large group of Men and Women from Ballina came to Lough Lannagh for their first paddling session. While it was only on land, due to Thunder and Lightning, they had great fun and a little taste of what is yet to come.

This eager bunch are setting up a Dragon boat Club in Ballina, Co.Mayo and it will mean that there will be 2 clubs in the county. GMDBC are looking forward to many more meet ups with their Ballina Buddies.
Ballina Dragons come to Castlebar for training session
In the photograph, Louise is showing the group how to sit in the boat and the technique that is used when paddling.

Gráine Mhaol Dragon Boat Club wish Pat, Denise and all the gang the best of luck in the process.