We ahve been sent this photo of a coracle being used on the Thames at Battersea, central London, recently. Thanks to the eagle-eyed Jeremy Hemming for spotting this and sending us a photo
Welcome to the official website of The Coracle Society. This site aims to provide you with information about the coracle, the work we do with the support of our members, news, details of upcoming coracle events and much more. The Coracle Society was founded in 1990 with these aims:
- promoting the knowledge of coracles, curraghs and allied craft, their making and use, and also their study and collection;
- taking all reasonable steps to support the continuance of fishing involving the use of coracles and to encourage the holding of coracle regattas, races and the like;
- publishing a newsletter as a means of communication between all those interested in coracles;
- using its best endeavours to obtain supplies of materials for the construction of coracles; and
- promoting demonstrations, courses, exhibitions, discussions and lectures relating to coracles.
You can read more about us here. If you're new to coracles, and wondering exactly what they are, you will also find a brief introduction to these ancient craft. We hope that your exploration of this website, along with our extensive links to related websites, will whet your appetite and tempt you to become a coracler yourself. If there's anything you want to know, that isn't answered here, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.