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    Seascapes Friday 15 February 2013

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    Seascapes 15th February 2013

     

    Hello and welcome aboard your maritime programme Seascapes ,on this weeks edition Norman Freeman has the tale of the drunken sailor in mid air; we have details of a series of talks in Galway Bay Sailing Club; Richie Flynn of IFA Aquaculture on the delay in licences – we have the winners in our competition for copies of Hugh Oram’s “Old Achill Island” ; first on Seascapes to a project to harness the potential of marine resources for the biomedical industry we head to Galway …….

     

    Balbriggan Maritime Museum has come into the possession of a most unusual catch by local fishermen - four 28 pound cannon balls over 200 years old. Having been meticulously cleaned by the fishermen, they are now on display in Balbriggan Tourist Office, in the absence of a proper Maritime Museum. Every month ( until they have secured a proper museum building ) the Balbriggan Maritime Museum Committee will rotate a sample of the many maritime related artefacts currently in storage, using the limited space kindly made available by Balbriggan Tourist Office on Quay Street.

    Galway Bay Sailing Club were in touch about a series of Spring Talks in their clubhouse over the coming weeks – the talks are free ......and start at 8.30pm

    On next Wednesday the 20th of February - Fergus & Kay Quinlan will I’m assured captivate their audience with their remarkable voyages in a presentation titled “Around the World from Kinvara , many miles, many lands.”

    Check out the Log and photo gallery of the Pylades on www.pylades.net - great reading .....the following week on Wednesday 27th the Crew of the World Championships and Round Ireland campaigns from NUI Galway will relate their story ....and on the 6th March - Nick Kats relates his experience of sailing from Clifden to Greenland & back. Those talks in Galway Bay Sailing Club start at 8.30 pm at the Clubhouse.

    The 5th and last of five Regional Consultative Atlantic Forum Workshops (Horta, Brest, Bilbao, Cardiff) will be held in University College Cork from the 4th to the 5th of March - The Workshop will input to the definition of the European Union Strategy for the Atlantic Action Plan .

    Blue growth and creating sustainable jobs are at the heart of the Atlantic Action Plan, which will focus on harnessing the enormous untapped economic potential of Atlantic coasts, seas and oceans.

    In our Competition last week - we asked you to name the publisher of Hugh Oram’s beautifully illustrated book on “Old Achill Island” and all of you answered correctly that it was Stenlake Publishing – copies of “Old Achill Island” are wending their way to the following who were drawn from the Seascapes hat…..

    * Margaret Lydon , Tourmakeady , Co Mayo

    * Tom Sheridan in Terenure in Dublin

    * Marie Murphy , Liverpool

    * John Dingle in Athlone Co Westmeath

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