Dragon Boat Racing Event In O’Briensbridge

On Sunday, September 1, there’ll be colourful scenes on the River Shannon at O’Briensbridge when Dragon Boat racers take to the waters.

The event is part of the ‘Wellness on the Water Festival’ whic his being spear-headed by the Shannon Dragons group. They partake in Dragon Boat racing, and many of their members are cancer survivors who are benefitting from the links between improved health and dragon boat racing.

Founder Bríd O’Connell is a passionate advocate of the sport and she spoke with Gavin.