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Friday 8th December

Chris Scully of the RNLI

Chris Scully of the RNLI tells of the accident which caused significant damage to the Dunmore East Lifeboat last weekend.

Gery Flynn and the winter edition of Inshore Ireland

Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland on the winter edition of the magazine.

Commemoration of the SS Formby and the SS Coningbeg

Waterford County Councillor, Jason Murphy, on the commemorations to be held next week to mark the centenary of the sinking of the ships, the SS Formby and the SS Coningbeg, by a U-boat.

Gregor McGuckin and 'the race for mad men'

Sailor Gregor McGuckin tells Fergal Keane about his attempt to sail solo around the world in 2018, in a recreation of a race first held 50 years ago, and billed then as 'the race for mad men'.

Seascapes - 8 December 2017

Sailor Gregor McGuckin tells Fergal Keane about his attempt to sail solo around the world in 2018, in a recreation of a race first held 50 years ago, and billed then as 'the race for mad men'; Waterford County Councillor, Jason Murphy, on the commemorations to be held next week to mark the centenary of the sinking of the ships, the SS Formby and the SS Coningbeg, by a U-boat; Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland on the winter edition of the magazine; and Chris Scully of the RNLI tells of the accident which caused significant damage to the Dunmore East Lifeboat last weekend.

Friday 1st December

Dublin's Mysterious River Poddle

Regular contributor Hugh Oram tells the story of Dublin's mysterious River Poddle.

Protecting Ireland's fishing grounds

Susan Steele, Chair of the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, talks about protecting Ireland's fishing grounds.

Enda O'Coineen to resume his solo round-the-world voyage

Enda O'Coineen speaks about going back to New Zealand to continue his solo round-the-world voyage.

Seascapes - 1 December 2017

This week on Seascapes, Enda O'Coineen speaks about going back to New Zealand to continue his solo round-the-world voyage, Susan Steele, Chair of the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, talks about protecting Ireland's fishing grounds, and regular contributor Hugh Oram tells the story of Dublin's mysterious River Poddle.

Friday 24th November

Glenda Powell, one of the best known angling guides in Ireland

Fergal Keane speaks to Glenda Powell, one of the best known angling guides in Ireland.

Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association

Ruth Arrell, Julie Gerry and Jenny Casey tell Fergal Keane about the Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association.

Welsh fly-tyer, George Barron

Fergal Keane speaks to well-known Welsh fly-tyer, George Barron at the Irish Fly Fair.

Sam McGowan of Irish Fly Supplies

Fergal Keane has a chat with one of the exhibitors at the Irish Fly Fair, Sam McGowan of Irish Fly Supplies.

Deirdre Forde, Camillaun Lodge

Deirdre Forde of Camillaun Lodge, which is part of the Great Fishing Houses of Ireland group, tells Fergal Keane about the group.

Colin Folan, Lough Inagh Fishery

Fergal Keane speaks to Colin Folan of Lough Inagh Fishery at the Irish Fly Fair.

Seascapes - 24 November 2017

Tonight's programme comes from the Irish Fly Fair held recently in Galway. The Fair celebrates all things fly fishing in Ireland.

Friday 17th November

Centenary of the sinking of the Mail Boat Leinster

Fergal Keane spoke to Eimear McAuliffe about the book, “The Last Voyage of the Leinster” and about the commemorations that are planned for the centenary of the sinking of the Mail Boat Leinster next year.

Around the World on a Yacht (Part 4)

Part 4 of Dave Hennessy's reflections on his four-year around the world trip with his wife, Katrina, on their yacht Laragh. This time, Dave recounts their longest passage, 4000 nautical miles non-stop across the Pacific.

Lough Corrib and pike

Fergal Keane speaks to members of the Connaught Angling Council in Oughterard, Co. Galway about a decision by Inland Fisheries to review their policy of culling pike on Lough Corrib.

Seascapes - 17 November 2017

On tonight's programme, Fergal Keane speaks to members of the Connaught Angling Council about a decision by Inland Fisheries to review their policy of culling pike on Lough Corrib; more reflections from Dave Hennessy on his four-year around the world trip; and the plans to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the Mail Boat Leinster next year.

Friday 10th November

Around the World on a Yacht (Part 3)

Part 3 of Dave Hennessy's reflections on his four-year around the world trip with his wife, Katrina, on their yacht Laragh, this time he speaks about the culture shock of moving from areas of opulence to poverty on their journey.

A tour of the Irish Naval Base

Michael Lawless gets an exclusive tour of Haulbowline Harbour, the home of the Irish Naval Base. He met with the Captain of the William Butler Yeats P63 Ship, Lieutenant Commander David Fleming who showed him around the vessel.

Seascapes - 10 November 2017

Michael Lawless visits the Irish Navy base in Haulbowline in Cork. And Dave Hennessey has an account of visits to exotic places in his round the world trip.

Friday 3rd November

The dangers of sea angling

John Cooke reports from County Clare, where a campaign is underway to educate Eastern Europeans about the dangers involved in sea angling, following several drownings.

Captain William Bligh

Hugh Oram tells the story of Captain William Bligh, of HMS Bounty fame, and his contribution to the development of Dublin Bay.

'Dublin Bay - Nature and History'

Richard Nairn speaks about his new book, 'Dublin Bay - Nature and History', published by Collins Press.

Seascapes - 3 November 2017

This week, Richard Nairn speaks about his new book, 'Dublin Bay - Nature and History', published by Collins Press. Hugh Oram tells the story of Captain William Bligh. John Cooke reports from County Clare, where a campaign is underway to educate Eastern Europeans about the dangers involved in sea angling, following several drownings.

Friday 27th October

Gery Flynn and Inshore Ireland

Gery Flynn speaks about the latest edition of Inshore Ireland.

Tom Dolan and the Mini Transat race

Tom Dolan is out to make history by becoming the first Irish man to finish on the podium of Mini Transat race.

Boat building

Regular contributor Hugh Oram reports on an Irish boat building success story, Lencraft Boats in County Waterford.

Commemoration in Lacken

On October 28, 1927 a sudden storm hit the West Coast of Ireland killing over 50 people, mostly fishermen. Nine were from Lacken in North Mayo and this weekend a commemoration will be held in the village to remember those who died. Seascapes went to the archives and found witnesses to the events of 90 years ago this weekend.

Seascapes - 27 October 2017

On tonight's programme, Seascapes goes to the archives to find witnesses to a sudden storm in Ireland in 1927, Hugh Oram looks at boat building, Tom Dolan tells us about the Mini Transat race and Gery Flynn speaks about the latest edition of Inshore Ireland.

Friday 20th October

The Britannic and Olympic

Hugh Oram recounts the history of the sister ships of the Titanic; the Britannic and the Olympic.

The opening of the new public space at the Dublin Port Centre

Fergal Keane went to the opening of the new public space at the Dublin Port Centre.

Around the World on a Yacht (Part 2)

Corkman Dave Hennessy, who has just completed a four-year around the world voyage with his wife on board their yacht Laragh, is back again with more stories from his trip. Tonight, he recounts how he and Katriona survived a storm in New Zealand.

Seascapes - 20 October 2017

On tonight's programme, more stories from Dave Hennessy about his around the world voyage with his wife on board their yacht Laragh; a report from the opening of the new public space at the Dublin Port Centre; and Hugh Oram recounts the history of the sister ships of the Titanic; the Britannic and the Olympic.

Friday 13th October

'So Far, So Good: An Adventurous Life' by Paddy Barry

Sailor and adventurer, Paddy Barry, speaks about his new autobiography, 'So Far, So Good: An Adventurous Life', published by The Liffey Press.

MV Malaviya Seven

Cork auctioneer, Dominic Daly, speaks about the MV Malaviya Seven, which will go for sale in Aberdeen on Tuesday, 17 October.

Seascapes - 13 October 2017

On this evening's programme, sailor and adventurer, Paddy Barry speaks about his new autobiography, 'So Far, So Good: An Adventurous Life', published by The Liffey Press. Also, Cork auctioneer, Dominic Daly speaks about the MV Malaviya Seven, which will go for sale in Aberdeen on Tuesday, 17 October.

Friday 6th October

Barrowline Cruisers

Michael Lawless visits Orla and Philip of Barrowline Cruisers on the River Barrow.

Recreating Marconi's first transatlantic transmission

Evelyn O'Rourke reports from Valentia Island and the Kerry Amateur Radio Group recreating Marconi's first transatlantic transmission.

Around the World on a Yacht

Corkman Dave Hennessy, who has just completed a four-year around the world voyage with his wife on board their yacht Laragh, recounts some memorable days spent on the South Sea Islands.

Seascapes - 6 October 2017

On tonight's programme we hear from Corkman Dave Hennessy, who has just completed a four year around the world voyage with his wife on board their yacht Laragh. Evelyn O'Rourke reports from Valentia Island and the Kerry Amateur Radio Group recreating Marconi's first transatlantic transmission. And, Michael Lawless visits Barrowline Cruisers on the River Barrow.

Friday 29th September

Retiring from sailmaking

Fergal Keane met sailmaker Des McWilliam in his sail loft in Cork. After making sails for 40 years in Crosshaven, Des is about to retire, but the business will continue.

Restoring a 100-year-old lifeboat

Fergal Keane spoke to those involved in a project to rebuild and refurbish a 100-year-old Dún Laoghaire lifeboat recently returned to the harbour.

Seascapes - 29 September 2017

Fergal Keane spoke to those involved in a project to rebuild and refurbish a 100-year-old Dún Laoghaire lifeboat recently returned to the harbour. He also met sailmaker Des McWilliam in his sail loft in Cork. After making sails for 40 years in Crosshaven, Des is about to retire, but the business will continue.

Friday 22nd September

Fishing and Brexit

Mark Costigan reports from the fishing port of Castletownbere in Cork on the commercial fishing sector and Brexit.

Sailing into Wellness

Fergal Keane spoke to recovering addicts who have undertaken a sailing adventure to help in their recovery.

Seascapes - 22 September 2017

Fergal Keane spoke to recovering addicts who have undertaken a sailing adventure to help in their recovery and Mark Costigan reports from the fishing port of Castletownbere in Cork on the commercial fishing sector and Brexit.

Friday 15th September

Anniversary of the death of Caitríona Lucas

John Cooke spends a day with the volunteers of Doolin Coast Guard to mark the anniversary of the death of Caitríona Lucas.

The 98th annual Liffey Swim

Jody Clarke reflects on last week's 98th annual Liffey Swim.

The Story of the Shipwreck in Father Ted

Hugh Oram tells the story of the Aran Islands shipwreck featured in the Father Ted TV series credits.

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