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Friday 23rd February

Seascapes - 23 February 2018

We visit the boatyard in Cork where the AK Ilen, the century-old wooden sailing ship is being rebuilt - we hear a piece on the ship from the Penguin News, Gary McMahon gives an update on the project, and Hugh Oram has been looking at the man behind the ship, one of Ireland's most renowned sailors, Conor O'Brien. Fergal speaks to Alex Thomson, one of the world's best sailors and a huge supporter of Ireland; and we have an item on the Write By The Sea festival in Kilmore Quay.

Write by the Sea, Kilmore Quay

Lucy Moore tells Fergal about the Write by the Sea festival in Kilmore Quay and Mary Kavanagh reads her poem 'Paradox Island', which won the poetry competition at the festival last year.

Alex Thomson

Fergal speaks to Alex Thomson, one of the world's best sailors and a huge supporter of Ireland.

AK Ilen rebuild project

We visit the boatyard in Cork where the AK Ilen, the century-old wooden sailing ship is being rebuilt. The ship was built in Baltimore in Co Cork and spent seventy years in service in the Falkland Islands. She was rescued and returned to Cork and is now almost ready to take to the seas again.

Friday 16th February

Seascapes - 16 February 2018

Tonight, we hear how Fergal Keane got on at the Irish Sailing Awards last week - he spoke to winners and organisers on the night. Photograph: Simon Hoffman, Santiago Alegre, Johnny Durcan, Jack Roy, Jay Stacy and Colin Byrne at the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Friday 9th February

Kelp and Bantry Bay

Mark Costigan reports from Bantry Bay where controversy has arisen over the granting of a licence for the commercial harvesting of Kelp in the Bay.

Review of 'The Mercy' and Gregor McGuckin on his preparation for the rerun of the Golden Globe Race

We review the new Colin Firth movie, 'The Mercy', based on the 1968 Golden Globe Race & the story of Donald Crowhurst and Fergal visits Gregor McGuckin on his boat and talks to him about his preparation for taking part in a rerun of that race this year.

Seascapes - 9 February 2018

Tonight, we review the new Colin Firth movie, The Mercy, based on the 1968 Golden Globe Race & the story of Donald Crowhurst; we speak to Gregor McGuckin who'll take part in a rerun of that race this year & Mark Costigan reports from Bantry Bay where controversy has arisen over the granting of a licence for the commercial harvesting of Kelp in the Bay.

Friday 2nd February

Seascapes - 2 February 2018

Fergal Keane visits one of the world's most successful yacht clubs, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron; Hugh Bonner of Mara Media talks about the upcoming Ireland Angling Show & Hugh Oram recounts the history of Verolme Cork Dockyard.

The History of Verolme Cork Dockyard

Hugh Oram recounts the history of Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Ireland Angling Show

Hugh Bonner of Mara Media tells Fergal about the upcoming Ireland Angling Show which will take place in the National Show Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin on 17th and 18th February.

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

Fergal Keane visits one of the world's most successful yacht clubs, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

Friday 26th January

Seascapes - 26 January 2018

On this week's programme, Seascapes is on board the Spirit of New Zealand in Auckland, where four Irish teenagers recently took part in a voyage.

Friday 19th January

Seascapes - 19 January 2018

Seascapes joins Enda O'Coineen in Auckland, New Zealand, as he resumes his solo round the world Vendée Globe voyage. He was dismasted 180 miles off NZ a year ago but has since teamed up with a French team, rebuilt his boat, and is about to set off again.

Friday 12th January

Inland Fisheries Ireland's work to develop angling

Suzanne Campion of Inland Fisheries Ireland on IFI's work to develop angling across the country.

Arklow's Maritime Museum

Hugh Oram on Arklow's Maritime Museum and the town's contribution to Ireland's maritime history.

Careers in the Irish Navy

Michael Lawless reports from Haulbowline Naval Base in Cork on careers in the Irish Navy.

Seascapes - 12 January 2018

On tonight's programme, Michael Lawless reports from Haulbowline Naval Base in Cork on careers in the Irish Navy; Hugh Oram on Arklow's Maritime Museum and the town's contribution to Ireland's maritime history; and Suzanne Campion of Inland Fisheries Ireland on IFI's work to develop angling across the country.

Friday 5th January

Atlantic Youth Trust on their New Zealand Adventure

Members of the Atlantic Youth Trust on their trip for a sail training adventure in New Zealand.

Fionn Lyden on his efforts to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics

Irish champion dinghy sailor, Fionn Lyden, talks about his efforts to qualify in the Finn class for the Tokyo Olympics and Baltimore Sailing Club Commodore, Michael Walsh, tells of his club's efforts to support him.

Ballinacura and Edward Bransfield, the first person to set eyes on the Antarctic

Regular contributor Hugh Oram recounts the history of the vanished port of Ballinacurra in County Cork, and its most famous son, Antarctic explorer Edward Bransfield.

Seascapes - 5 January 2018

Hugh Oram recounts the history of the vanished port of Ballinacurra and Antarctic explorer Edward Bransfield; Fionn Lyden talks about his efforts to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics & Baltimore Sailing Club Commodore, Michael Walsh, tells of his club's efforts to support him; and Members of the Atlantic Youth Trust on their adventure in New Zealand.

Friday 22nd December

Starting your career as a professional sailor

Will Byrne talks to Fergal about how he wants to make a career for himself in sailing.

David Branigan, photographer and writer with the Irish Times

David Branigan, photographer and writer with the Irish Times, spoke to Fergal about the challenge of the Vendée Globe.

Emma Kettle, Partnership Manager for Ireland Ocean Racing

Fergal spoke with Emma Kettle, Partnership Manager for Ireland Ocean Racing, about Nin O'Leary and the Vendée Globe.

Nin O'Leary and his boat for his solo round the world race

Fergal joins Nin O'Leary on the boat that he has acquired with Ireland Ocean Racing, as part of his Vendée Globe solo round the world race in 2020.

Seascapes - 22 December 2017

Tonight's programme features the new boat acquired by Ireland Ocean Racing and Nin O'Leary, as part of his Vendée Globe solo round the world race in 2020.

Friday 15th December

The History and the Demise of Irish Shipping

Regular contributor, Hugh Oram, looks back at the history and the demise of Irish Shipping.

Neil O'Hagan, Atlantic Youth Trust

Neil O'Hagan is the Executive Director of the Atlantic Youth Trust. The Trust is planning to build a new Irish tall ship for use in a cross-border project of sail training for young people. Neil also supports Joan Mulloy and other young Irish sailors.

Joan Mulloy and a solo round the world race

Fergal speaks to Joan Mulloy who wants to take part in the Vendee Globe solo round the world race for Ireland and is well on her way to achieving her ambitions.

Seascapes - 15 December 2017

Tonight, Fergal speaks to Joan Mulloy who wants to take part in the Vendee Globe solo round the world race for Ireland; Neil O'Hagan, Executive Director of the Atlantic Youth Trust; and Hugh Oram, looks back at the history and the demise of Irish Shipping.

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.

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