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31 May 2018

Further to our news item in our recent spring newsletter, Arrowcraft Engineering have produced their first fibreglass Towy coracle, moulded from Towy coracle used by the Carmarthen Coracle and Netsmen's Association. They will shortly be delivering the coracle the Society has donated funds for to the Carmarthen coraclers.

28 May 2018

For the time being, any enquiries relating to membership of the Society should be directed to Euan Raffel. The contact us page and membership pages on the website are showing the correct information, but please be aware our membership forms have not yet been updated

06 May 2018

The Society was joined by the Teifi Coracle Netsmen's Association at last year's BBC Countryfile Live. Whilst they were happy to take part in our activities, getting the public (and a Countryfile presenter!) out on the water, they were concerned about damage caused to their personal, traditionally made, working coracles through the number of guests on the water.

06 May 2018

With the support and generous contribution from The Coracle Society and expert craftsmanship from Mr David Pinson of Arrowcraft - the Towy (and Teifi) coracle is in fibre-glass production. These durable fibre-glass coracles will be available to purchase from Arrowcraft and will allow visitors to the River Towy and Teifi a coracle taster session, without causing damage to the old handmade coracles used for fishing.

06 May 2018

Carmarthen Coracle & Netsmen's Association have joined forces with local river users to take over the lease of an empty council building on Carmarthen's Quayside. 

The Quay Centre has been standing idle for some years, but the groups are planning a DIY Action Day on the 28th April to get the building ready for visitors.

03 May 2018

Dr Irving Finkel's well received book, "The Ark Before Noah", has been retold from a child's perspective and illustrated in a new edition aimed at children, titled "The Lifeboat That Saved the World".

This book is available from all good book retailers, published by Thames and Hudson, RRP £9.95

30 April 2018

As an active member of a traditional fishery in Wales I have always had an interest in coracles. When this one came up for sale I grabbed it with both hands.

To date she has had a trial on a pond and a short go on the Severn estuary. She is quite stable and forgiving!

15 April 2018

With the underwater archaeological group CISMAS we have been working on a reproduction of a possible coracle from number 2 grave Barnes Farm, Dalgety, Fife.

08 April 2018

We will shortly be putting together our spring newsletter. If you have any news or events information for inclusion, please send them in via Contribute by 30th April

08 April 2018

Trustees of the Ironbridge Coracle Trust are asking for help to deliver the HLF supported project to preserve the last coracle shed in England and celebrate the history of coracle making in the Ironbridge Gorge.