The most unique team building event in Cork is returning this Spring!

Compete against 15 other crews to become this year’s Dragon Boat Challenge Champions! Participating provides a great opportunity to get sporty, support a great cause and enjoy a wild experience of Cork City from the water. 

Starting at the iconic R&H Hall, crews will race 250m to the finish line at Lapp’s Quay, powered by the beat of the dragon’s drum. Each crew comprises seventeen hardy members. Will your team have what it takes to reach the Cup final?

The Dragon Boat Challenge is a fun, sociable and colourful event, and no previous experience is necessary. A pre-race practice will be provided for crews and full information will be provided upon registration. 

So warm up those muscles and exercise your vocal chords with a winning Dragon chant! 

The Dragon Boat Challenge is an important fundraiser for Meitheal Mara, Cork’s community boatyard and training centre. The organisation is dedicated to fostering and promoting maritime culture and seamanship through traditional currach and wooden boat building skills. Meitheal Mara in particular provides training and development to those who are at risk of social exclusion, who are recovering from addiction and those living with disabilities. In recent years we have also developed programs for our migrant community.

As a registered charity (CHY 12929), your contribution towards this event is tax-deductible and an ideal opportunity to demonstrate your company’s support.

Places are filled on a first come, first-served basis so we encourage organisations to contact us as soon as possible.

Contact us at to sign up!

Thank you for your support!

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