Friday, 10.30 - 11pm


    Friday 5th February

    Seascapes Friday 5th February 2016

    features music from Emmet Spiceland ; Kieran O' Connell on the inaugural Beaufort Cup ; Tony McLoughlin of 'Brian Boru' ; Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland and ISA Awards ....

    Friday 29th January

    Seascapes Friday 29th January 2016

    features Sail Training Ireland Annual Awards at The Mansion House in Dublin last weekend with Josh Barr; Victor Springbok; Michael Byrne; Seamus McLoughlin; Meaitheal Mara; Oliver Harte ; Safehave Voyages and much more...

    Friday 22nd January

    Seascapes Friday 22nd January 2016

    features a 2nd level Schools Competition supporting the Irish Paralympic Sailing Team; Hugh Oram on exploring an undersea tunnel connecting with England ; Jim Rees on Captain Robert Halpin and his exploits ....

    Friday 15th January

    Seascapes Friday 15th January 2016

    features John O Reilly and the Shackleton Endurance Exhibition moves to Detroit,Michigan; a nautical Quiz planned for Howth ; we visit the Royal Irish Yacht Club for the launch of Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race and speak to James Horan and Hal Fitzgerald -; Adrian Yeates -MD of Volvo Cars Ireland and much more....

    Friday 8th January

    Seascapes Friday 8th January 2016

    features wildlife guide and broadcaster Jim Wilson on South Georgia; Las Malvinas and the Southern Ocean ; John Leech CEO of Irish Water Safety on a new book celebrating 70 years of the organisation ; grandson of Tom Crean - Brendan O Brien on the James Caird and much more...

    Friday 18th December

    Seascapes Friday 18th December 2015

    features 'Dublin the View from Above' a lavish book of aerial photographs by Dennis Horgan; those winners of 'Molgoggers' - new CD ; High Oram on the Boyne Railway Viaduct; Fishing Quotas; recent return of LE SAMUEL BECKETT and Jim WILSON talking about his recent visit to The North West Passage plus much more....

    Friday 11th December

    Seascapes Friday 11th December 2015

    features award winning students from St Colmans Community College ,Midleton -Clean Coasts Ocean Hero 'School of the Year Award; Molgoggers from Cobh and tracks from their new album....Scuba Santas in Sandycove for RNLI fundraiser; Norman Freeman on the inspiration behind Melvilles 'Moby Dick'...

    Friday 4th December

    Seascapes Friday 4th December 2015

    features Water Wind & Wood - the memoir of Reggie Goodbody just published; we congratulate our Paralympian Sailors on qualification for Rio de Janeiro next September; music from Molgoggers new CD and Mick Mulcahy talks to his father and brother about life at sea....

    Friday 27th November

    Seascapes Friday 27th November 2015

    features Round Ireland Yacht Race -Race Organiser Theo Phelan on Volvo Cars Ireland sponsorship of the race; Micheal Conneely on Snamh in Aghaidh Easa on TG4;Brian Carlin in race for major photographic award; talk on 'Aigh Vie' in Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club; Harman Murtagh on Lough Ree...

    Friday 20th November

    Seascapes Friday 20th November 2015

    features artist Eve Parnell - and her Summer Exhibition ' Constant Companions ' at The Maritime Museum of Finland in Turku ; Donal Boland in Athlone at the launch of The Lough Ree Historic Navigation 1750- 1950 ; also Pat McManus on Sailability ; RV Celtic Explorer ; Gordon Dalton of Maribe and copies of Tide Tables 2016 in our competition....

    Friday 13th November

    Seascapes Friday 13th November 2015

    features the 50th Anniversary of The Kish Light with extracts from 'Beacon on the Sands' ; Fundraiser in Howth for proposed Maritime Museum; Iconic Ferries with Hugh Oram ; and our Paralympic sailors in the SONAR Class are en route for Melbourne ....

    Friday 6th November

    Seascapes Friday 6th November 2015

    features Islands with Olwen Gill; author of The Ninth Ship - Martin Buckley; Joe Briscoe founding commodore of Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club remembered ; 50th Anniversary Kish Light Lecture in National Maritime Museum next Thursday.....

    Friday 30th October

    Seascapes Friday 30th October 2015

    features a report from the 15th Shackleton Autumn School in Athy Heritage Centre , Co Kildare; we meeet retired Chief Petty Officer Martin Buckley author of 'The Ninth Ship' launched this evening in the Naval base in Haulbowline by Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney TD ....

    Friday 23rd October

    Seascapes Friday 23rd October 2015

    features John Concannon of JFC Manufacturing on JFC Marine from Galway; we preview the 15th Annnual Shackleton Autumn School in Athy; and a full report from the Annual Ocean Energy Europe Conference held in Croke Park where we met many of those attending plus much more.

    Friday 16th October

    Seascapes Friday 16th October 2015

    features Ger Crowley of Row Around Ireland for Cystic Fibrosis ; Naoimh Crowley goes aboard MV Boudicca in Cobh; Danny O Neill of Arklow Maritime Museum; School of History at UCC - Maritime Conference we talk to Dr John Borgonovo.

    Friday 9th October

    Seascapes Friday 9th October 2015

    On Seascapes with Marcus Connaughton this Friday 9th October we delve into the Seascapes archive and bring you our wide ranging conversation with renowned journalist, author and Polar expert Michael Smith on his superb biography of the man from Kildare 'Shackleton - By Endurance We Conquer' recently issued in paperback by The Collins Press.

    Friday 2nd October

    Seascapes Friday 2nd October 2014

    Seascapes this Friday night 2nd October on RTÉ Radio 1 features the remarkable story of Captain Robert Halpin of Wicklow. Marcus Connaughton meets author and historian Jim Rees to chart the remarkable life at sea of one of this country's great maritime heroes.

    Friday 25th September

    Seascapes Friday 25th September 2015

    This week on Seascapes with Marcus Connaughton we hear from distinguished yachting journalist and writer Winkie Nixon who poses the question - 'Why shouldn't the Irish be a seafaring people?' as a follow up to the Thomas Davis Lecture we featured earlier this year in the 25th Anniversary collection 'Sailing By' published by The Liffey Press

    Friday 11th September

    Seascapes Friday 18th September 2015

    features round the world sailor Brian Carlin ; Norman Freeman author of The Lure of Far Away Places; Women and the Sea symposium in National Maritime Museum and Titanic diver Rory Golden.

    Friday 4th September

    Seascapes Friday 4th September 2015

    features Captain James Tyrrell of Arklow Shipping ; Niamh Hayes visits The National Rowing Centre in Farran Woods near Ovens; Norman Freeman is In His Element and much more...

    Friday 28th August

    Seascapes Friday 28th August 2015

    features the CEO of The Commissioners of Irish Lights -Yvonne Shields and Captain Robert McCabe and The Great Lighthouses of Ireland initiative; Explores Club Flag destined for Titanic Belfast with Rory Golden; music from Stan Hugill; Colm Plunkett on a narrow escape wearing a life jacket....

    Friday 21st August

    Seascapes Friday 21st August 2015

    features Damian Foxall - Oman Sail MOD 70 in Artemis Challenge and Fastnet Race; Christy Moore ; Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland ; we remember charismatic skipper Martin Howley ; Norman Freeman off the Straits of Hormoz in Iran and much more ...

    Thursday 13th August

    Seascapes Friday 14th August 2015

    features Kirsti O Kelly and Silver Darlings ; Sean Connick CEO of John F Kennedy Trust and the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience; music from Liam Clancy...

    Friday 7th August

    Seascapes Friday 7th August 2015

    features Liam Quinlan of Quinlan's Kerry Fish ; Hugh Oram on A Bridge that was never built; Bantry Longboats ; Channel Swimmers and Wild Atlantic Way Route Atlas and CD winners in our competition.

    Friday 31st July

    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 .

    Friday 24th July

    Seascapes Friday 24th July 2015

    Seascapes features John Creedon's Wild Atlantic Way new series on RTE One TV starting this Sunday @6.30pm; Commander Brian Fitzgerald of The Naval Service; Olympic Sailor -Annalise Murphy; Dublin Dock Workers Preservation Society Museum; Gareth Craig of fotosail and much more.

    Friday 17th July

    Seascapes Friday 17th July 2015

    features a virtual tour of The Beaufort Building with Professor Conchur O Bradaigh and Professor Tony Lewis; Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta-; Minister for the Marine -Simon Coveney TD; MCaptain Michael McCarthy -Port of Cork.

    Friday 10th July

    Seascapes Friday 10th July 2015

    features The Spirit of Oysterhaven; Sea Fest ; composer Michael Holohan ; Music from Cliff Wedgbury; Olwen Gill from Inishmore and The Islands and much more.

    Friday 3rd July

    Seascapes Friday 3rd July 2015

    features Marine Institute CEO Dr Peter Heffernan; Sea Fest ; MARei ; Martin McGowan of Scholars Townhouse Hotel in Drogheda;David Branigan at ICRA's /Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale;preview Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta; Gerry Brennan on Tall Ships and much more.

    Friday 26th June

    Seascapes Friday 26th June 2015

    features the Irish Maritime Festival in Drogheda Port held last weekend featuring Tall Ship trainees ; Clogher Head RNLI Lifeboat and much more...

    Friday 19th June

    Seascapes Friday 19th June 2015

    feature Irish Maritime Festival (Preview); Shanty Singing with Pat Sheridan and Jim Mageean; Hugh Oram on A Pier on Sandymount Strand ; Flies of Ireland -Peter O'Reilly;Gery Flynn - Inshore Ireland.

    Friday 12th June

    Seascapes Friday 12th June 2015

    features Norman Freeman ; Surf2Heal; Sea Shantys ; Pat Sheridan and Jim Mageean ; Captain Paul O Regan , Harbour Master , Port of Cork

    Friday 5th June

    Seascapes Friday 5th June 2015

    features Justin Slattery of Team Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Brian Carlin OBR on Team Vestas Wind from Lisbon as the Volvo Ocean Race heads for Lorient- Ocean to City -An Ras Mor -a full report on last weekends event with Niamh Hayes.

    Friday 22nd May

    Seascapes 22nd May 2015

    features The Phoenix with John and Sandra Lefroy in Killaloe;Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival; EndevOAR from Dunmore East to France -rowers talk to Niamh Hayes.

    Seascapes Friday 29th May 2015

    features Cork Harbour Festival ; Dublin Bay Old Gaffers and Riverfest; An Ras Mor -Joss Fitzsimons of JOSPA on Wave Energy; Captain Paul O'Regan , Harbour Master -Port of Cork; Whalewatching with Niamh Hayes

    Friday 15th May

    Seascapes Friday 15th May 2015

    features David Branigan on the Volvo Ocean Race from Newport RI ; The Phoenix - we talk to Bill irish author of Waterford -Ships and Ship Building who passed away earlier this week ;we hear from John and Sandra Lefroy; we remember Derek Davis and preview The Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival.

    Friday 8th May

    Seascapes Friday 8th May 2015

    Seascapes talks to author Paddy O'Sullivan about The Sinking of the Lusitania - Unravelling the Mysteries

    Friday 24th April

    Seascapes Friday 24th April 2015

    features launch of ICRA Nationals and Sovereigns Cup ; Hugh Oram on The Bull Wall & Howth ; Migrants Lost at sea in the Mediterranean; Hooks and Crookes ; Maritime Art by Brian Cleare

    Friday 17th April

    Seascapes Friday 17th April 2015

    features the 1st Shannon Class RNLI Lifeboat at Lough Swilly we talk to the crew in Portrush and in Buncrana , to the legendary Jimmy Tyrrell; Coxswain Mark Barnett; LOM John McArter ; and many others plus engineer Peter Eyre.

    Friday 10th April

    Seascapes Friday 10th April 2015

    features Galway Watersports Show ; Inshore Ireland latest with Gery Flynn; Canoe Project -Rosalind O'Brien; At Best -Jerome Taheny and much more.

    Friday 3rd April

    Seascapes Friday 3rd April 2015

    features Ralph McTell on his songs which reflect a love of the sea including The Grey Sea Strand inspired by Jim McCann. This edition is dedicated to the late folk singer Jim McCann.

    Friday 27th March

    Seascapes Friday 27th March 2015

    features Inland Navigations -Map with Donal Boland; Jim Kennedy of Atlantic Sea Kayaking;David Murphy -author of Walking on Ripples ; Norman Kean on white diesel.

    Friday 20th March

    Seascapes Friday 20th March 2015

    features Atlantic Sea Kayaking -Jim Kennedy ; ISA /Afloat Sailor of the Year - Anthony O'Leary; Geraldine Foley and Colin Becker ; The Islands with Olwen Gill on Inishmore

    Friday 13th March

    Seascapes Friday 13th March 2015

    features ISA /Afloat Sailing Awards in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on St Stephens Green in Dublin ; WM Nixon; David O Brien; Admiral of RCYC Pat Lyons; Eoghan Cunningham of Mayo Sailing Club and Damian Foxall.

    Friday 6th March

    Seascapes Friday 6th March 2015

    features The Last Islanders by Mary McBrien who talked to Nancy Durnien ; John Reihill and Mary McBrien about living on the islands of Lough Erne in Co Fermanagh.

    Friday 27th February

    Seascapes Friday 27th February 2015

    features Fergal Keane at The Angling Expo in The Show Centre in Cloghran; Dive 2015 in Nenagh; Kevin Corcoran on documentary film The River Runner on the big screen....

    Friday 20th February

    Seascapes Friday 20th February 2015

    features Irish Optimist Dinghy Association Spring Training week in Baltimore with Mandy Kelly ; Jill Somerville and more; Inshore Ireland Magazine; Royal National Lifeboat Institution with Niamh Stephenson

    Friday 13th February

    Seascapes Friday 13th February 2015

    features Brian Carlin of Team Vestas Wind ; Gary Allen Commodore -Galway Bay Sailing Club, Nautical Institute -Ireland branch ECDIS Seminar...

    Seascapes Friday 6th February 2015

    features OBR on Team Vestas Wind-Brian Carlin; Nautical Institute ECDIS Seminar; Gary Allen Commodore - Galway Bay Sailing Club; Norman Freeman on Tago and Sailors...

    Friday 30th January

    Seascapes Friday 30th January 2015

    features Ireland's Maritime Heroes-an illustrated talk given by Marcus Connaughton at The Burren Law School in Ballyvaughan, Co Clare in 2013 and featured in Sailing By celebrating 25 years of Seascapes.

    Friday 23rd January

    Seascapes Friday 23rd January 2015

    features The Irish Naval Service with retired Commodore John Kavanagh - originally broadcast as part of a series of thomas Davis Lectures in 2002 and repeated to coincide with the publication of Sailing By celebrating 25 years of Seascapes...

    Friday 16th January

    Seascapes Friday 16th January 2015

    features the Thomas Davis Lecture - Pulling Together - Irish Seafarers and Trade Union Organisation by retired trade union official, folk singer, author and historian Francis Devine - first broadcast in 2002 and reproduced in Sailing By published by The Liffey Press.

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