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Coracle Building Workshop with Valkyrie Craft

28 Ballyhacket Road, Castlerock, Derry/Londonderry, BT51 4SQ
a crafter users a drill to make holes in a rounded piece of wood
  • a crafter users a drill to make holes in a rounded piece of wood
  • a crafter, obscured by a wooden structure, works in his workshop
  • a crafter uses a blade to cut a piece of wood
  • Finished Coracle
  • A Coracle on the water
  • A coracle race

About

This workshop is a full day introduction to the universal and ancient art of skin-on-frame boat building.

John from Valkyrie Craft will guide you through the process of building the most simple of traditional watercraft, starting with the materials and tools, and finishing with a functional small boat.

The coracle exists in many forms across the world, but all share a basic structural form and an origin lost in time. In times past they provided a means for travel and for catching fish, functions still performed in some parts of the world today.

Each stage of the process is explained and a demonstration of the process provided, followed by guidance and, if required, a little assistance.

As part of the process John will also talk about a few associated topics including the nature and characteristics of wood for bending, appropriate timbers to use, various materials used in different places and times, how to care for your finished product and finally, some discussion on how to paddle it.

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Season (16 Mar 2024)
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Saturday10:00 - 16:00

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