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12 November 2016

Article and photos by Raymond Green

Insh is a small, former crofting village in the Cairngorms National Park. Today there are 48 houses, of which 25 are holiday homes. The resident population is about 40 with no school age children.


12 November 2016

Two national magazines, 'Britain' and 'Country Life' have both dedicated a few pages to the Towy coracle and included some amazing photographs of the old tradition of coracle fishing.

The future of coracle fishing has a huge question mark hanging over it, but we hope with all the work were putting into safeguarding its future that it will around for future generations to see.


12 November 2016

It seems like years ago, but our Coracle Races were enjoyed by hundreds of spectators who joined the Carmarthen River Festival back in July.

The Towy gave a warm welcome to the Teifi coracle men who came to take part in the races. It's great to see the two rivers join forces and support each others coracle event.....even though they sometimes take our trophies!


12 November 2016

A great article on 'Keeping Tradition Afloat' in the Country Life Magazine dated 4th May 2016

 


12 November 2016

For those not familiar with the Observer, they release their Top 50 best restaurants, dishes etc in its Observer Food Monthly Magazine. Coracle fishing came in at number 18 and wasn't far away from Heston Bluementhal's famous handmade sweet shop. Great to know they have such exquisite taste!!


27 September 2016

It was a surprise to welcome the Blue Team from BBC's Bargain Hunt to the coracle sheds in April. They were filming at a local auction house and saw us repairing an old coracle by the river.


27 September 2016

A Welsh children's book called 'Jac a Jes a'r cwrwgl ar Afon Tywi' has been published by Aberystwyth University and funded by the Welsh Government. The book is part of a collection which will help teach young children the Welsh language and also the Welsh coracle heritage.


09 August 2016

The Society, along with our friends from the Teifi Coracle Netsmen Association and The Ironbridge Coracle Trust had a fantastic time at BBC Countryfile Live last weekend. The weather was brilliant and we had lots of interest from members of the public. The Waterside zone, which we were located in, processed over 5000 visitors for the activities on the water and we got over 300 of those in a coracle on the water.


02 August 2016

The Coracle Society hereby gives notice of our 2016 Annual General Meeting and regatta, which will be held at The Good Life Experience, Hawarden Estate, near Chester, on the weekend of 16-18 September 2016.


31 July 2016

A reminder that we, along with the Ironbridge Coracle Trust and Cilgerran Coracle Netsmen's Association, will be at this year's BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire between the 4th and 7th August.


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