Seascapes Friday 28 February 2014
The maritime programme for this island nation presented and produced by Marcus Connaughton.
Seascapes Friday 28th February 2014
features new shanty group The Molgoggers ; Centenary of The Mexico rescue by The Helen Blake in Rosslare;Irish Skipper 50th Anniversary;interview with Michael Martin ; Eugen Furlong on the cabin from The Quest....
Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme …..Seascapes …this week we have a new shanty outfit The Molgoggers – Michael Martin explains the origins of their name and we’ll have music from their forthcoming CD ; we talk to Colman Shaughnessy about a recent gathering of radio officers ; a listener Eugene Furlong on the discovery of the ships cabin from The Quest and its Norwegian odyssey - Last weekend saw the centenary of the 'Fethard Lifeboat Disaster' of 1914 which saw nine-crew men of the RNLI vessel 'The Helen Blake' lose their lives aiding the shipwrecked Norwegian schooner 'The Mexico' off the coast of Wexford.......there were ceremonies in Fethard last Saturday and last Sunday at The Burrow on Rosslare Strand – Seascapes called by Scoil Mhuire National School on Rosslare Strand where we met up with Des Peare, Secretary of the Trustees of the Lifeboat Memorial in the Burrow first lets hear from Leo Coy of The Rosslare Maritime Museum –he gave us a tour of the photographic exhibition, the Fort settlement and the display of memorabilia from the “Mexico “…….
Hundreds gathered last Sunday at The Burrow representing the RNLI and The Coastguard Service and the local community …prior to the parade and wreath laying ceremony Seascapes talked to Des Peare, Secretary of The Trustees of The Lifeboat Memorial on The Burrow about the historic maritime heritage on display in the school ……..
Last Friday night on Seascapes we featured naturalist Jim Wilson and his travels in Antarctica – well a listener Eugene Furlong contacted Seascapes to say that ……the hut from the Quest with strong links to Ernest Shackleton still exists and the UlfBakke is the name of the man who owns the cabin from the Quest .....His grandfather was working in the shipyard where the ship was brought to be refitted as a sealing boat. As far as I can make out he saw this nice cabin that was to be broken up and said to himself "that would make a nice shed" Eugene became aware of the cabin in 2008 when friends of mine in Svolvaer just said it to me in passing "The cabin where Shackleton died is in a museum near Bodo" So I enquired and to my dismay I was told that the cabin was going to Southern Norway to be done up and shipped to Grytviken on South Georgia. So I said well that is that. I was following the story online but it came to a sudden stop which made me wonder, so when I was talking to my friends in Svolvaer during the summer I asked them had they any update...... They got back to me with great news that the deal for the cabin to go South fell through and it was back near Bodo. Eugene went to Svolvaer in October and made his pilgrimage to see the cabin. He was so emotional to be sitting in the cabin and was given a mug of coffee and told he was the first Irish person to be in the cabin since 1925.
Ulf arrives in Dublin on March 3rd and will be touring around for a few days. Ulf Bakke is giving that talk about the cabin from The Quest in The Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on Saturday afternoon the 8th March at 4pm – you can see and read more on the Seascapes webpage;- www.rte.ie/radio1/seascapes spaces are limited so do contact the Yacht Club ……..
Leave her Johnny featuring Michael Martin as Michael mentioned The Molgoggers play the Cobh Heritage Centre which houses The Queenstown Story in Cobh on Saturday 15th March when they will be launching their debut CD titled “Maiden Voyage “........we wish them well .....
Next weekend the Irish Skipper celebrates its 50th Anniversary at The 10th Skipper Expo in Galway will be held at the Galway Bay Hotel next Friday 7 March, 10am – 5pm, and Saturday 8th March, 10am – 4pm. More information at www.maramedia.ie
Sponsored by Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and Mullion, the 2014 expo will feature about 100 exhibitor stands covering virtually every equipment and service sector for the fishing industry.
As well as the excellent turnout from visitors from fishing ports throughout Ireland, there is always an incredibly strong visitor presence from Scotland and other parts of the UK, as well as from the rest of Europe. Star attractions for the 2014 expo will include boat displays and the highly popular exhibitor’s buffet.
Charley McCarthy contacted Seascapes to let us know that - This weekend near Dundalk/Carlingford Sailing Club are hosting a talk by explorer and intrepid sailor Paddy Barry who will give an illustrated talk on the epic four thousand five hundred mile voyage of “The Northabout “ thats this Sunday in the Carlingford Sailing Club at 4pm. Contact the club directly for further details ....
“ Next week here on Seascapes –we’ll have a full report from the Irish Sailing Association – Awards Ball which takes place this weekend in the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire – Norman Freeman will have a tale of the loss of the Tilawa to a Japanese Submarine in The Indian Ocean and from Galway - Gery Flynn will have the detail on the latest edition of Inshore Ireland magazine .....all that and much more here on Seascapes – until next Friday night – tight lines and fair sailing.”
Sail Training Ireland has announced recently its voyages so far for 2014. These particular voyages are part-funded by the E.U. Youth in Action Programme and therefore come at a reduced rate. They are aimed predominately at the 16-25 year age group. However if you are not in that age group we do have other voyages that might suit you. Contact us today for more information. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (01)8876046
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Seascapes, the RTÉ maritime programme with Fergal Keane. Seascapes brings you around our coasts and onto traditional and modern boats and yachts for a taste of the great outdoors. Whether you are a trawlerman or a yachtie, Seascapes will be of interest to you.
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