Established in 2013, Carlow Dragon Boat Club is based in Carlow Town. Membership of the club is open to women, men and juniors aged 16+. At present, the club has over 45 members who are from Carlow and its surrounding areas. Carlow Dragon Boat Club is affiliated to the Irish Dragon Boat Association, which is the governing body for the sport in Ireland.
Modern day dragon boating has evolved as a high-performance sport, capturing the imagination of the world by storm. With over 50 million paddlers participating annually in competitions worldwide, it is the fastest growing water sport in the world. Dragon boating is not only competitive; it is sociable, fun, colourful and dynamic. As a sport it is all inclusive and can be used to help tackle obesity and help people stay fit and healthy.