Friday, 10.30 - 11pm


Friday 30th June


On this weeks programme: Continuing our sail to Spain. The sale fo two Inland Fisheries Vessels. A preview of Dun Laoghaire regatta. A word on the Day of the Seafarer

Friday 23rd June

Seascapes Friday 23rd June 2017

In this programme, Fergal Keane begins a sail from Ireland to Spain. Maurice O'Connell speaks about the America's Cup. Hugh Oram recounts the story of the world's first woman harbourmaster and we pay a tribute to the late Dick Warner.

Friday 9th June

Seascapes Friday 16th June 2017

feature Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland; Norman Freeman on The Panama Canal; Tim Magennis and The Guinness Barges and Smoke on the Water -Ian Gillan of Deep Purple.

Seascapes Friday 9th June 2017

features Cork Harbour Festival-Ocean to City /An Ras Mor - Rebel Plunge with Liam Meagher ; Justin Maher meets Dr Rachel Murphy; Noel Sweeney finds out about Stand Up Paddle Boarding ; Niamh Hayes talks to Joya Kuin of Ocean to City; Grainne McPolin finds out about invasive species from Dr Darren Reidy of UCC.

Friday 2nd June

Seascapes Friday 2nd June 2017

On this week's edition of Seascapes an extraordinary tale from Bill Nelson on his grandfather William Nelson and the loss in May of 1917 of The Derrymore off the North East coast of Ireland to a U Boat...first tonight we bring you highlights of the recent opening of the Lusitania Memorial Garden on the Old Head of Kinsale.

Friday 26th May

Seascapes Podcast Friday 26th May 2017

This week here on Seascapes we bring you The Last Islanders of County Fermanagh compiled and presented by Mary McBrien from the Seascapes archive which was first broadcast in 2014, so until next Friday night, tight lines and fair sailing.

Friday 19th May

Seascapes Podcast Friday 19th May 2017

On this week's edition we are in conversation with distinguished writer, poet and playwright Dermot Bolger whose latest novel published by New Island Books was inspired by his late father's career at sea and the real life narrative of the MV Kerlogue whose crew in 1943 rescued 168 Kriegsmarine/German navy submariners.

Friday 12th May

Seascapes Friday 12th May 2017

features 'We Are Ready Now' a commemoration of the centenary of The United States Navy in Cobh; Shore Shots with Finn Ni Faoileain; The Longford and its loss on McGoverns Rocks in 1845 with Gerry Culloty and much more....

Friday 5th May

Seascapes Friday 5th May 2017

features Shore Shots Festival in Sligo with Ron Coveney and Justin Maher ; Eddie Fitzgerald and Ballycotton Lighthouse Tours;Noel Sweeney talks to Mike O Mahoney on Banna much more.

Friday 28th April

Seascapes Friday 28th April 2017

features Hugh Oram on The Free French and Greenock in Scotland; Ethna Murphy of Great Lighthouses of Ireland; maritime historian Jack O' Leary and much more.

Friday 21st April

Seascapes Friday 21st April 2017

features Norman Freeman and The Wairangi; Leo Coy/Brian Cleere and Dick Bates in Rosslare ; John Crone remembers the loss of his grandfather and great uncle in April 1917.

Friday 14th April

Seascapes Friday 14th April 2017

features John Power-author ,fisherman, seafarer, photographer and collector in Rosslare for the opening of 'The Maritime History of County Wexford through photographs from John Power's Collection' held in Rosslare Maritime Heritage Centre.

Friday 7th April

Seascapes Friday 7th April 2017

features Sean T Rickard on Lord Eleneage -Admiralty Trawler in 1916; John Gleeson of WavePower Technologies; Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland magazine ; Norwegian Airlines honours Tom Crean and much more.....

Friday 31st March

Seascapes Friday 31st March 2017

features seafarer Hugh Loane in conversation with Emer Horgan; Water Wise project by TY students from Our Lady of Lourdes, Rosbercon , New Ross, Co Wexford ;Angling Show - Fergal Keane; Hugh Oram on the 'Thetis' and Captain Joe Oram plus much more.

Friday 24th March

Seascapes Friday 24th March 2017

features Respect the Water - an initiative between the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Gaelic Athletic Association launched in Croke Park earlier this month we'll hear from RNLI -CEO Paul Boissier ; Joe Maddock from Kilmore Quay and Micheal O Muireachearthaigh plus many more.

Friday 17th March

Seascapes Friday 17th March 2017

On Seascapes tonight we remember the crew of the Irish Coastguard Sikorsky S-92 Rescue Helicopter lost off Blacksod and we feature the Inland Waterways Historical Society Conference on the Shannon Navigation held last weekend attended by ace reporter Ron Coveney......

Friday 24th February

Seascapes Friday 24th February 2017

features Fishermans Friend/ Men's Shed Association from National Maritime Museum; Shane Smyth on Surfing in Bundoran; Mirpuri Foundation; Hugh Oram on Irelands Fjords.

Friday 17th February

Seascapes Friday 17th February 2017

features Aud Exhibition on Spike Island with Conor Nelligan , Heritage Officer, Cork County Council ; Danny Giles from Hurtigruten ; Alan lynch of Cruisecapes on River Cruising and David Branigan talks to Dr Paulo Mirpuri of the Mirpuri Foundation and Green Dragon's participation in the Volvo Ocean Race 2020.

Friday 10th February

Seascapes Friday 10th February 2017

features Sail Training Ireland Awards from Mansion House - Oak Room with award winners Roisin Hackett; Ross Biggane; Safehaven Ireland ; Tim Baker; Cork Life Centre ; Norman Freeman on playwright Eugene O' Neill ; France honours Emeritus Professor Tony Lewis and much more.

Friday 3rd February

Seascapes Friday 3rd February 2017

features the VOLVO /ISA Sailing Awards held last Friday night in the RDS Concert Hall in Ballsbridge ; we met many of the prize winners including Sailor of the Year - Annalise Murphy- Olympic Silver Medallist.

Friday 27th January

Seascapes Friday 27th January 2017

features the Strategic Plan launch for Meitheal Mara by Minister Coveney; we talk to Chairman of the Port of Cork Company-John Mullins; founding member of Meitheal Mara - Padraig O Duineen and Chief of Staff of The Defence Forces- Vice Admiral Mark Mellett plus music from Gordon Lightfoot and Norman Freeman on Bray Head.

Friday 20th January

Seascapes Friday 20th January 2017

features The River Dodder by Hugh Oram ; The Rivers Dodder and Poddle - by McEntee and Corcoran; music from Jerry Early - 'I'll Go' and Stephen Redmond to be admitted into the International Marathon Swimmers Hall of Fame in April ; all that and much more.

Friday 13th January

Seascapes Friday 13th January 2017

features Professor Robin Murphy of CRASAR of Texas A & M University; Norman Freeman on Caravels; Shipwright Joseph Wheeler of Cork by maritime historian Sean T Rickard.

Friday 16th December

Seascapes Friday 23rd December 2016

features Starboard Home part 1 with Gary Sheehan; Paul Noonan of Bell X1 ; Paul Cleary; plus many more from this concert hosted by Dublin Port Company during the Summer.

Seascapes Friday 16th December 2016

features the lavishly produced book by Michael English celebrating the bi centenary of The Ha'penny Bridge published by Dublin City Council and Four Courts Press.

Friday 9th December

Seascapes Friday 9th December 2016

features Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland; Dr Fred Hocker of the VASA Museum in Stockholm; Professor Jimmy Murphy of MaREI on the LEANWIND Project; we remember Arthur Rumball ; our Seascapes Maritime Book of the Year- 'The Optician of Lampedusa' we talk to author Emma Jane Kirby....

Friday 2nd December

Seascapes Friday 2nd December 2016

features Dr Deirdre Ni Conghaile of NUI Galway; writers Imelda Carroll and Mary Kavanagh ; Tralee Bay Oyster Season with Grainne McPolin and much more.

Friday 25th November

Seascapes Friday 25th November 2016

features CEO of Mainport Group-David Ronayne; Dr Hiram Morgan of University College Cork ; Jim Wilson on the Curlew a disappearing species; Annual Shackleton Dinner ...

Friday 18th November

Seascapes Friday 18th November 2016

A special musical edition of Seascapes

Friday 11th November

Seascapes Friday 11th November 2016

features CEO of Mainport Group - David Ronayne; Reggie Goodbody on Water Wind and Wood to feature on Nationwide; Captain James Robinson on Operation Sophia; artist Marcella Rearden on 'Acton Town to Cork City' Exhibition....

Friday 4th November

Seascapes Friday 4th November 2016

features Belfast Maritime Heritage Conference; The Result of Carrickfergus; SUBSEA Magazine ; Polar author Michael Smith on Edward Bransfield of Ballinacurra...

Friday 28th October

Seascapes Friday 28th October 2016

features Bow Tie Day and #houseofakina with CEO Lye Ogunsanya and the work of Migrant Offshore Aid Station ; Belfast Maritime Conference ; Hugh Oram on Jacobs Biscuits ; An Post /Irish Lights 1st Day Cover winners ; Michael Smith honoured in Midleton ; Ballad of Michael Smith by Cliff Wedgbury...

Friday 21st October

Seascapes Friday 21st October 2016

features the LE James Joyce -Ron Coveney goes aboard for Seascapes and meets some of her crew and goes below decks on this recent addition to the Irish Naval Service fleet of vessels.

Friday 14th October

Seascapes Friday 14th October 2016

features a tribute to the late seafarer, trade unionist and diver Des Brannigan; new Lifeboat for Crosshaven RNLI report from Ron Coveney and author Michael Smith to visit Midleton and give talk on Edward Bransfield plus much more.

Friday 7th October

Seascapes Friday 7th October 2016

features Part Two of 'Starboard Home' commissioned by Dublin Port Company with music and conversation with John Sheehan; Ritchie Egan; Colm Mac Con Iomaire and Duke Special.

Friday 30th September

Seascapes Friday 30th September 2016

features Part One of 'Starboard Home' commissioned by Dublin Port with music and conversation from Pal Noonan; Lisa O'Neill; Gemma Hayes and Paul Cleary with 'Kingfisher Blue'.

Friday 23rd September

Seascapes Friday 23rd September 2016

features distinguished writer, poet and playwright Dermot Bolger in conversation with Marcus Connaughton about his recent novel 'The Lonely Sea and the Sky' inspired by his late father's career at sea and the story of the MV Kerlogue

Friday 16th September

Seascapes Friday 16th September 2016

features the State Ceremonial Event held on Banna Strand earlier this year with President Michael D Higgins; descendants of Captain Monteith and Sir Roger Casement and Grainne McPolin talks to historian Pat Lawlor on The Aud and Casement in this centenary year.

Friday 9th September

Seascapes Friday 13th May 2016

features the continuing story of the cabin from The Quest and Sire Ernest Shackleton , we hear from Eugene Furlong who discovered this maritime treasure and Joe O Farrell of Athy Heritage Centre on the cabin's voyage from Norway to Ireland ...

Seascapes Friday 6th May 2016

features the story of the cabin from The Quesy discovered by Eugene Furlong , its restoration and how it began life on a haling ship...

Friday 2nd September

Seascapes Friday 2nd September 2016

features the unveiling of Mark Richard's sculpture of Ernest Shackleton in Athy; Grainne McPolin on Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd of Gortroe,Killarney and the company's activity in Tralee Bay and Fenit.

Friday 26th August

Seascapes Friday 26th August 2016

features Waterfest from Coosan Point in Athlone; Hugh Oram on the origins of The Celtic Sea ; fair winds to our Paralympians and congratulations to our Olypians on the water the O Donovan brothers & Annalise Murphy.

Friday 5th August

Seascapes Friday 5th August 2016

features Dublin Bay Cruises; Dr Favelle Naulty on BioSphere ; Irish Olympic sailors Annalise Murphy; Finn Lynch; Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern ; Saskia Tidey & Andrea Brewster; Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club -Roger Smith.

Friday 29th July

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.

Friday 22nd July

Seascapes Podcast

This week we visit the Shoreshots Festival in Sligo, speak to Vice Admiral Mark Mellett and have music from Lisa Hannigan.

Friday 15th July

Seascapes Friday 15th July 2016

Seascapes with Marcus Connaughton features Vice Admiral Mark Mellett and The Beaufort Cup; Valentia Island Cable Festival; SeaScienceApp with Dr Marina Prendergast and a report from last weekends Sea Sunday in Dublin Port.

Friday 8th July

Seascapes Friday 8th July 2016

features Open Water Swimming with Ned Denison ; John Breslin of SmartBay ; Niall McAllister and sailing in Adrigole; music from Eleanor Shanley and much more...

Friday 1st July

Seascapes Friday 1st July 2016

Seascapes with Marcus Connaughton features John Breslin of SmartBay Subsea Observatory;Sea Fest /Senator Grace O'Sullivan; Cruisers in West Cork-Clodagh Heneghan; Cobh Traditional Sail and Sea Shanty Regatta....

Friday 24th June

Seascapes Friday 24th June 2016

Seascapes with Marcus Connaughton features Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race record holder Damian Foxall ; we visit the Dutch brig 'Morgenster' ; Sail Traing Ireland sail trainees and Chairman Seamus McLoughlin plus Dermot Desmond of Mission to Seafarers in the new Seafarers Centre in the heart of Dublin Port...

Friday 17th June

Seascapes Friday 17th June 2016

features a report from Oceansports David Branigan on the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race ;Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company Eamonn O'Reilly on the work of the port and Starboard Home...Royal Ulster Yacht Club celebrate their 150th Anniversary plus music from Lisa O'Neill and Andy Irvine....

Friday 10th June

Seascapes Friday 10th June 2016

features Ron Coveney on the tale of The Nelly Fleming ;Pierce Purcell ex Galway on GBSC Dinghy Regatta; Marine Biologist Tim Butter on the issue of dredging Dublin Bay and the view of the Irish Underwater Council, we hope to carry a response next Friday from the EPA on the issue; and Seascapes competition results...

Friday 3rd June

Seascapes Friday 3rd June 2016

features Fishing for Litter with BIM ; Cork Harbour Festival; The Rebel Plunge with Liam Meagher; Norman Freeman on 'Tragedy Off the Coast of Brazil' ;music from Molgoggers and much more.

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Presenter/Producer: Fergal Keane


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