Events and courses

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Coracle making courses are not run by the Society itself, but by its members and affiliated organisations. Please contact the course organiser directly for further details or if you have any queries

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Thursday 06 July 2017 - 10:00 to 17:00

Once again, for the third year running, we have been invited to take our coracles to a series of events throughout the summer at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore. We will participate at the Vintage Day on Sunday 28 May, Heritage in Action Days every Thursday in July and the first two in August, and the Outlander Day on Saturday 26 August. On each day from 10.00 until 17.00.


Saturday 08 July 2017 - 15:00 to 18:30

Update 30th May: The coracle races will no longer take place at this year's Carmarthen River Festival

The annual Carmarthen Coracle Races will take place at the Carmarthen River Festival on Saturday 8th July from 3pm. Also taking place is a Raft Race, Cross the Towy in a Cardboard Box, Zip-Wire across the Towy and a Duck Race. Exact race times to be confirmed closer to the event.


Thursday 13 July 2017 - 10:00 to 17:00

Once again, for the third year running, we have been invited to take our coracles to a series of events throughout the summer at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore. We will participate at the Vintage Day on Sunday 28 May, Heritage in Action Days every Thursday in July and the first two in August, and the Outlander Day on Saturday 26 August. On each day from 10.00 until 17.00.


Thursday 20 July 2017 - 10:00 to 17:00

Once again, for the third year running, we have been invited to take our coracles to a series of events throughout the summer at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore. We will participate at the Vintage Day on Sunday 28 May, Heritage in Action Days every Thursday in July and the first two in August, and the Outlander Day on Saturday 26 August. On each day from 10.00 until 17.00.


Saturday 22 July 2017 - 10:00 to 17:00

The Welshpool coracle regatta returns for its third year in 2017, taking place on 22nd July 2017. It will feature open paddle sessions and a variety of races, catering for all - from the complete novice/beginner coracler through to experts


Thursday 27 July 2017 - 10:00 to 17:00

Once again, for the third year running, we have been invited to take our coracles to a series of events throughout the summer at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore. We will participate at the Vintage Day on Sunday 28 May, Heritage in Action Days every Thursday in July and the first two in August, and the Outlander Day on Saturday 26 August. On each day from 10.00 until 17.00.


Thursday 03 August 2017 - 09:30 to Sunday 06 August 2017 - 18:00

The Coracle Society will be returning to this year's BBC Countryfile Live, taking place this August at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. We will be joined by our partners at The Ironbridge Coracle Trust, Teifi Coracle Netsmen's Association and Carmarthen Coracle and Netsmen's Association.


Saturday 05 August 2017 (All day)

Our AGM and regatta will be held at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, as part of our involvement with BBC Countryfile Live

For more information please see our Annual General Meeting page


Friday 11 August 2017 - 11:00 to Sunday 20 August 2017 - 17:00

Cilgerran festive week holds family friendly events throughout the period of Friday 11th August to Sunday 20th August, with the coracle races on Saturday 19th August from 2pm. The races are open to anyone from a complete novice to the more experienced paddler. There will be a licensed bar and barbecue onsite


Friday 25 August 2017 - 09:30 to Sunday 27 August 2017 - 16:30

This course includes introductory membership of The Coracle Society

Build an Ironbridge style coracle using simple tools and techniques to suit all levels of experience and ability. The coracle has been around for thousands of years, evolving as a cheap, simple boat that anybody could make and use for all sorts of short river work, particularly fishing.


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