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Seascapes Friday 29 July 2016

Seascapes

Seascapes

The maritime programme with Marcus Connaughton.

Seascapes Friday 29th July 2016

Seascapes Friday 29th July 2016

features Eugene Garrihy of Dublin Bay Cruises ; the KBC Laser Radial World Championships in Dun Laoghaire we talk to David Kelly; Justin McKenna and Captain Simon Coate; Shore Shots part 2.

Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes, shortly  we’ll be talking to Eugene Garrihy of Dublin Bay Cruises out on the water aboard  the St Bridget  in Dublin Bay .......... Seamus Maguire  will be linking up with us from our Sligo Studios where he has all the details on the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships and the inaugural Donegal Bay Maritime Festival  .......our intrepid duo of  Laura Hannon and Sarah Murphy bring us a  further selection of reports from the Shore Shots Film Festival held in Sligo in April ..they were there for Seascapes so  this week  in Part Two we feature ace surf photographer Tim Nunn and former professional surfer Fergal Smith  ........first this week to the KBC Laser Radial World Championships  opening ceremony which took place last Sunday in Dun Laoghaire in brilliant sunshine hosted by the Royal St George Yacht Club and the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company  we were there and as the forty eight flags of the attending countries were held aloft  in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council   offices we spoke to David Kelly   , Chairman of the event ......

Well from David Kelly and Eric  Faust we spoke next to the Harbour Master  Captain Simon Coate ....

 

     At the event we also met Con Murphy ; Louis Monk ;  Gareth Craig of Fotosail  and many other friends of the programme  a  few words from the Commodore of The Royal St George Yacht Club – Justin McKenna.....

 

You can read and see more about the KBC Laser Radial World Championships in Dun Laoghaire on the Seascapes webpage.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo  by Dennis Horgan

   Next to Dublin Bay and Dublin Bay Cruises who operate a fine vessel the St Bridget taking natives  and visiting tourists across the bay to Dun Laoghaire and Howth we’ll hear about the BioSphere that is Dublin Bay on next weeks edition of Seascapes   with  Dr Favel Naulty   and we’ll  have a word with Catherine McCloskey of Failte Ireland on the  “Breath of Fresh Air” initiative   however on Monday  of this week as the KBC Laser Radial World Championships were in full swing in the waters  out off Dun Laoghaire we left the quayside at Sir John Rogersons Quay just down river from the Samuel Beckett Bridge  and  talked  to Eugene Garrihy about the company and how it all began  .....

 

     As we motored out in the bay we met the Boskalis companys  dredger  the Freeway heading into the port ....we’ll have more here on Seascapes next week on Dublin Bay Cruises and the BioSphere  with  Dr Favel Naulty  and hear from Caroline McCloskey of Failte Ireland about  “A Breath of Fresh Air”               , we can  heartily recommend a voyage  out on the water it’s a very comfortable and unique experience no matter what part of this island you are from ........and they don’t sail in adverse weather conditions .........you get a great sense of the scale of the port  -the marine traffic  the bay , the scenery and the wildlife ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In our Seascapes competition this week  you can win copies of “Shackleton’s South” as retold by John Mac Kenna in a “Real Reads” edition  for youngsters with illustrations by Maurice Pierse if you can name the last vessel on which Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed in the Southern Ocean before his passing  (hint the Cabin from the vessel is being restored in the West) ......answers on a postcard to Seascapes , RTE Radio 1, Fr Mathew Street , Cork or by email to seascapes@rte.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next to Donegal where the inaugural Donegal Bay Maritime Festival  and the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships  are taking place , we can hear from Seamus Maguire who is in our Sligo Studios and has all the details......

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Shore Shots Irish Surf Film Festival took place earlier this year, in fact back in April ................  its a festival that brings together the Irish surfing community ..........the Seascapes team was there to be sure and catch some of the  action , our intrepid trio  ......of Laura Hannon ; Ron Coveney and Sarah Murphy braved the elements in April and headed to the North West .........

 

One young man whom we featured on Seascapes some years ago is Westport native Fergal Smith a former professional  surfer he talked to Laura Hannon for Seascapes  at Shore Shots ......

Fergal Smith at Shore Shots Festival in Sligo talking to Laura Hannon , next to surf  photographer , writer and  film maker Tim Nunn.....

The voice of Tim Nunn  at Shore Shots talking to Sarah Murphy....next week here on Seascapes  Ron Coveney meets   Freediving Ireland’s   Feargus Callagy and  he talks to Peter Conroy of Irish Tow Surf Rescue Club ..............

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week an exhibition of aerial photographs “ West Cork from the Air “ by Dennis Horgan was opened by Lord David Puttnam and the exhibition continues for the next few weeks in the Town Hall in Skibereen with stunning images of the Fastnet ; Roaringwater Bay and Crookhaven.....more on the seascapes webpage...

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographs by Emma Jervis -www.emmajervis.com 

      “Next week here on Seascapes more on Dublin Bay Cruises  with  Eugene Garrihy and the  BioSphere with Dublin Bay BioSphere  Discovery  Tour  Guide   Dr Favel  Naulty   ,  and in a Seascapes exclusive we visit Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club and meet our sailing Olympians to coincide with the Brasil  Olympic   Games opening ceremony  in Rio de Janeiro   we’ll hear from   Finn Lynch ;  Saskia Tidey ;  Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern and Annalise Murphy and the Irish Olympic Sailing  team leader James O’ Callaghan plus we meet the Commodore of  Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club Roger Smith and hear  about their  regatta which is happening on the 13th and 14th August .....................and in our final report from Shore Shots Ron Coveney talks  to Freediver Feargus Callagy  and  Peter Conroy of the Irish Tow Surf Rescue Club...................all that  and much more here on Seascapes , until next Friday night , tight lines and fair sailing.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by David Branigan /Oceansport

 

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