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coracle

a small roundish boat made of waterproofed hides stretched over a wicker frame
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There are now only three small stretches of river left where the ancient tradition and knowledge survives, in the safekeeping of just a handful or so skilled coracle makers and nets men.
Rhys Jones, 15, from Llanharan, was one of 19 young people who took part in the Coracle Tri Afon project funded by a pounds 25,000 HLF grant at Llanharan Drop-in Centre.
Secretary, Carmarthen Coracle Netsmens Association, Carmarthen
Sir - Mike Elias (Western Mail, Letters, December 30) calls for 'a little honesty' over coracle fishing licences.
We recognise the value of the tradition of the coracle, but not a lot seems to be done to promote it.
It's been really interesting to find out what the coracles were used for and I've loved building them.
The weekend culminates in a coracle regatta on the castle ponds on Sunday afternoon.
Blue balloons and ribbons are still tied to the bridge, and candles continue to be lit in a coracle placed there, as a sign of hope that the schoolboy will be found.
Coracles have been deployed on our rivers since classical times at least.
Coracles were widely used as river taxis in ancient Iraq and are perfectly designed to bob along on raging floodwaters.
Ambitious because we had a very traditional mode of transport, coracles, that needed a combination of pure brawn, tact and team-spirit to make any sort of progress.
His interest in coracles came about accidentally - at his wife's behest he applied to join a bowmakers course, but was told it was full, but there were vacancies to learn how to make the little boats.