What is a Coracle?

A coracle is a Celtic (usually Welsh) wickerwork framed boat,  in an oval shape which is then covered with leather skin and rendered watertight with pitch.   It is driven with a paddle.

In Cenarth Falls in Carmarthenshire, Wales there is a National Coracle Museum.  They cover the history of coracles and the techniques and tools for building them.

They also house an international collection of coracles from as far afield as Vietnam, North America, and India to complement the collection of coracles from the home islands.

Some craftmen still make them in the work-shop  at the museum, much the same as their ancestors did when Caesar visited Britain in 55 and 54 bc.