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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS DRAGONBOATING?

Dragonboating is an international venture proven to improve fitness and rehabilitation after breast cancer surgery. It's a team sport and we encourage family members and friends to take part as well. Normal crew is 20 people, a helm and a drummer.

WHY IS DRAGONBOATING BENEFICIAL FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH BREAST CANCER?

Evidence has shown that exercise after breast cancer is not only safe, but beneficial. The specific movement of paddling can play an important part in preventing and/or improving lymphoedema, a chronic swelling of tissues that can occur due to surgery. Apart from the obvious physical benefits, it is also hugely beneficial for mental health and well-being, plus boosting energy levels and promoting better sleep.

DO YOU NEED EXPERIENCE TO JOIN?

No experience is necessary. We are all newcomers to the sport, helping each other and having a bit of fun!

WHEN AND WHERE DOES THE TRAINING TAKE PLACE?

Castleconnell Boat Club on the River Shannon. Tuesday and Thursday evenings from March-October

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Training is free. There is an annual membership fee that covers insurance, use of Shannon Dragons equipment and Castleconnell Boat Club facilities. Full details are available on our Membership page