Friday, 10.30 - 11pm


    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.

    Friday 9th January

    Seascapes Friday 9th January 2015

    Fishing and Harvesting the Sea - Jason Whooley : From a series of Thomas Davis Lectures 1st broadcast in 2002 and Repeated to coincide with the publication of Sailing By

    Friday 19th December

    Seascapes Friday 19th December 2014

    features Engineer, sailor and explorer Paddy Barry in the first of a series of Thomas Davis Lectures 1st broadcast in 2002 - tonights edition is 'sailing Around Ireland' with Paddy Barry which appears in the pages of Sailing By ....

    Friday 12th December

    Seascapes Friday 12th December 2014

    features Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney TD ; Dr Val Cummins-IMERC; Daniel Nolan; Willie Williamson; Rear Admiral Mark Mellett DSM and Sailing By...

    Friday 5th December

    Seascapes Friday 5th December 2014

    features Caring for the Radar with Norman Freeman; Radio Officers - Tom Bermingham; Desmond Taylor and John Mahon; Brian Carlin OBR on Team Vestas Wind; Sailing By competition winners.

    Friday 28th November

    Seascapes Friday 28th November 2014

    features Radio Officers Association gathering in Dun Laoghaire- Tony Selman; Colman Shaughnessy ; Joe Varley; Photographer Jonathan Hession on The Atlantic Coast of Ireland and much more....

    Friday 21st November

    Seascapes Friday 21st November 2014

    features Albert the Albatross from Norman Freeman ; Jerome Lordan-No Flowers on a Sailors Grave -Shipwrecks of kinsale and Courtmacsherry; Carrick on Suir River rescue with Tom Hurley...UCC Maritime Conference....

    Friday 14th November

    Seascapes Friday 14th November 2014

    features troubadour Mick Flynn; Hugh Oram on the Golden Age of Steam Shipping ; Migrants at Sea; The Story of the Sirius by John Spillane ; At Best - Jerome Taheny.

    Friday 7th November

    Seascapes Friday 7th November 2014

    features Hook Head Lighthouse report from Tom Hurley with Guide -Liam Colfer; we remember distinguished sailor Joe English; Peter Reason on Spindrift and Diver Eoin McGarry on RMS Lusitania.....

    Friday 31st October

    Seascapes Friday 31st October 2014

    features Michael Smith author of 'Shackleton-By Endurance We Conquer'; Justin Slattery leads aboard Azzam Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing in Volvo Ocean Race en route for Cape Town ; Peter Reason - A Wilderness Pilgrimage At Sea; Graving Dock at Dublin Port.

    Friday 24th October

    Seascapes Friday 24th October 2014

    features author Michael Smith -'Shackleton - By Endurance We Conquer' in conversation at The Central Library , Waterford also the Graving Dock on the Liffey; Meitheal Mara and NMCI offer survival course.

    Friday 17th October

    Seascapes Friday 17th October 2014

    features a report from Alicante on the Volvo Ocean Race with David Branigan with Justin Slattery; Brian Carlin; Bill O'Hara and we talk to Captain Robert McCabe -President of The Nautical much more.

    Friday 10th October

    Seascapes Friday 10th October 2014

    features Kevin Downing on the recently held Presidents Cup in Kinsale Yacht Club ;Hugh Oram on Ireland's Eye ; Tom Hurley goes coast-steering off The Hook.

    Thursday 11th September

    Seascapes Friday 12th September 2014

    Features The Last Islanders of Lough Erne compiled and recorded by Mary McBrien in a Seascapes special.

    Friday 5th September

    Seascapes Friday 5th September 2014

    features the ceremonies in Liscannor and Galway to mark the 100th Anniversary of the death of John Philip Holland -the inventor of the submarine-also Mary McBrien tries out sailing on a 1720 at The National Yacht Club.

    Friday 29th August

    Seascapes Friday 29th August 2014

    features Maritime Artist -Kenneth King ;we congratulate Laser U19 World Champion Finn Lynch; Mary McBrien talks to Admiral Michael Clarke at Lough Erne Yacht Club ;

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