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    Seascapes Friday 31 July 2015

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    The maritime programme for this island nation presented and produced by Marcus Connaughton.

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    Seascapes Friday 31st July 2015

    Seascapes features Wild Atlantic Way -Route Atlas and music from WAW CD -in our competition; Rory Fitzpatrick ,CEO of National Space Centre; Maritime artist-Brian Cleare ; Channel Swimmer -Maura Twomey .

     

    Hello  and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes , this week  we talk to Rory Fitzpatrick ,CEO of the National Space Centre on Naval Communications ; we celebrate the achievement of another English  Channel Swimmer – Maura Twomey  as several other Irish swimmers take on the challenge  this weekend ..... and we’ll hear music from  A Journey in Irish Music –The Wild Atlantic Way which you can win copies of on this  weeks edition of Seascapes  plus we have copies of a new Wild Atlantic Way Map by Mike Meagher of Xploreit  courtesy of Maps n Charts in Schull .....first on Seascapes this week  to the world of maritime painting and a Wexford man, Member of the Rosslare Maritime Enthusiasts and one of the authors of  “ Irish Shipping – A  Fleet History ” , a member of the World Ships Society- Cobh Branch  – he is Brian Cleare and his exhibition is running for the summer in the historic Commodore Hotel in the town....

    Also   in the Commodore Hotel  in Cobh last Thursday night where the newest sea shanty group Molgoggers who  serenaded those attending Brian  Cleares  “Queenstown Ocean Liners” Exhibition  opening , Molgoggers have a weekly residency in the hotel and  they honoured their founding member Jim Halligan with the presentation of a penant – Congratulations Jim – here is Jim and his  composition.....

     

    Jim Halligan and Molgoggers and “All Aboard “ composed and performed by Jim taken from their CD “Maiden Voyage”......

    As we mentioned last  week   John Creedon’s Wild Atlantic Way is being shown  on Sunday evenings at 6.30pm on RTE One television....with music by John Spillane which  also features on a new  CD “The Wild Atlantic Way” – A Journey in Irish Music “  it features the cream of the crop led by Francie Conway ; Altan; Dervish; Rita Connolly ; John McSherry and Sean Keane.....we have several copies for Seascapes listeners in  our Seascapes competition this week  plus we have copies of a superb Route Atlas  of the entire Wild Atlantic Way from Kinsale to Derry by  Mike Meagher of Xploreit  courtesy of Ciaran O Carroll  of Maps n’ Charts in West  Cork.

     

     

    Francie Conway and his Wild Atlantic Way -  and whose concept this  album was ......joined there by Finbar Furey and Bianca Kinane well we heard last week from Rita Connolly and “Ripples in the Rockpools”  here’s Donegal’s finest Altan with Far Beyond Carrickfinn written by Ian Smith and Enda Cullen ....which features on the CD and is taken from their recent album” The Widening  Gyre” ....

     

    We thank Sheila Fleming in Clontarf for alerting us to the fact that On Friday  July 10th  Irish native and Boston resident Maura Twomey, (Sheila’s sister)  swam across the English Channel. From Samphire Hoe beach in Dover to Petite Blanc Nez on the French coast, she completed the swim in 16 hours and 23 minutes. At 59 years of age she became the oldest Irish Swimmer to cross the channel.........you can read and see more about Maura’s swim and the charity she raised money for on our webpage ....

    In pursuing her dream Maura   raised over 24,000 Euros for “Build4life”, a Cystic Fibrosis charity providing isolation facilities at Cork University Hospital........

     

      Next to Communications and to Rory Fitzpatrick of The National Space Agency  whom we met at the recent Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth Conference in Ringaskiddy – Rory told Seascapes about C SIGMA and  his connection with the sea ......

    DANÚ and The Kerry to Donegal Set – next week we’ll be meeting fisherman and restarateur  Liam Quinlan from South Kerry  – this weekend the Wild Atlantic Way with John Creedon visits  Scattery Island  in the Shannon Estuary ...our question for those WAW WAW CDs and Xploreit Wild Atlantic Way maps is , where does the Wild Atlantic Way begin and end .......?

    Answers on a postcard to SEASCAPES , RTE  Radio 1, Fr Mathew Street , Cork  or by email to seascapes@rte.ie

    Arklow RNLI are holding their Maritime Festival this weekend with a visit of Celic Mist – the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group Research vessel and trips aboard Viking Ships are promised you can find out more on the page on the book of the face.....

    The SY Makayabella sold on Thursday morning by Public Auction By Dominic Daly Auctioneers for €70,000.  There were approximately 4 interested parties and bidding started at €30,000.  It was bought in trust by Barry O Meara, Solicitor, for a client, thought to be Irish............

     

     

    A notice in  from our friends in Irish Water Safety as we head into a Bank Holiday weekend .....Tonight there will be a full moon and indeed whats known as a Blue Moon and consequent spring tides are likely to leave the public exposed to stranding around our coastline and strong rip currents this weekend.  

    August is the most popular month for outdoor swimming and aquatic activities prompting Irish Water Safety's appeal to swim at Lifeguarded waterways and to stay close to shore and within your depth. You can read more on the Seascapes webpage .....www.rte.ie/radio1/seascapes 

      Seafarers’ Rights International and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are backing a new book on the plight of fishers that  was published this week “Fishers and Plunderers; Theft, Slavery and Violence at Sea”, is  published by Pluto Press and explores the dark side of the global fishing industry – including exploitation, child labour, murder and human trafficking. It has been written with the active cooperation of the ITF and SRI, you can read more on the Seascapes webpage.

     

     

    “    Next week here on your maritime programme we meet Liam Quinlan of Quinlan’s Kerry Fish on bringing the harvest of the sea to the public in his native Kerry and  now in Cork  - as we consume more and more  fish  ;  we  preview  Seascapes visit to the Terryglass  Arts  Festival  ;  we talk to Diarmaid  Murphy about Bantry Longboats ...we meet  Neil O’ Hagan of Atlantic Youth Trust  and their advances in their sail training programme  , all that and much more ......here on Seascapes until next Friday night , tight lines and fair sailing. “

     

     

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