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02 November 2014

The Blairgowrie coracle on display at the Carmarthen River Festival in July. The next day, the coracle was presented to Martin Fowler at the National Coracle Centre, Cenarth, for permanent display in the museum


02 November 2014

Despite the weather, there was an excellent turn out of both spectators and competitors at this year’s regatta. As usual, competitors competed in a number of different events including slalom, water polo (during which Peter Faulkner took goal-keeping to a new level, alighting from his Teme and using it to block the entire goal) and the Coracle Society race which was won (again!) by Steve Miles.


10 October 2014

We have recently made some enhancements to The Coracle Society website in order to better serve our visitors.


12 September 2014

Channel 4 recently broadcast a one hour documentary, "The Real Noah's Ark: Secret History".


03 September 2014

A new item appeared recently on BBC Alba on the Spey currach. You can watch it on the BBC News by clicking here. An English translation is provided below


29 August 2014

The Coracle Society regrets to announce the passing of Bernard Thomas, one of our Vice Presidents.

We extend our deepest sympathies to his family at this difficult time


01 March 2014

Dr Irving Finkel PhD is the assistant keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures in the Department of the Middle East at the British Museum, where is the curator of the world’s largest collection of cuneiform clay tablets. He is the author of the much acclaimed book "The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood."


21 December 2013

​On 16th December 2013, one of the greatest coraclemen of his generation died. Raymond’s family have, for over two hundred years, practised the art and skill of making coracles and using them on the river Tywi with consummate skill. This fact was recognised by the granting of an MBE to Raymond by the Queen in 2011 for his services to the coracle heritage and inshore fishing in Wales, which replicates many years earlier that of a BEM to his grandfather for similar services.


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