A Bygone Craft 1931

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    Full title reads: "A Bygone Craft. Making a hide covered coracle for salmon fishing on the Boyne, the only place in Europe where such hide boats are still in use."

    River Boyne, Ireland.

    Various shots of two elderly country gentlemen making a coracle - an ancient boat made from twigs and hide. The start by pushing long twigs into the ground and then weave a basket like structure. They bend the twigs and tie them together to form the rounded structure of the boat.

    The structure of the coracle is carried away and covered with a large piece of animal hide to make it water proof.

    Shots of men pushing a coracle out onto the river, just below a weir. The lay nets out across the river to catch fish.

    Shots of a man rowing a coracle into shore.

    N.B. Lovely film illustration of an ancient way of boat making.

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    01:14:57:00 / 01:16:59:00
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    Coracle Ireland's Industrial Heritage Temporary Workspaces: 24.3.2011 16:22
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