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Seascapes Friday 24 June 2016



The maritime programme with Marcus Connaughton.

Seascapes Friday 24th June 2016

Seascapes Friday 24th June 2016

Seascapes with Marcus Connaughton features Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race record holder Damian Foxall ; we visit the Dutch brig "Morgenster" ; Sail Training Ireland sail trainees and Chairman Seamus McLoughlin plus Dermot Desmond of Mission to Seafarers in the new Seafarers Centre in the heart of Dublin Port...





















              Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition  of your maritime programme  Seascapes , we have music from  Fairport Convention and  “ A Sailor’s Life ” …..we visit the brand new Seafarers Centre in Dublin Port with Stella Maris – ships visitor Dermot Desmond  and Eamonn O Reilly of Dublin Port Company ….we go aboard the Morgenster in Cork and Waterford and we’ll be hearing from a twenty one year old sail trainee on his maiden voyage from Belfast and  Chairman of Sail Training Ireland – Seamus Mcloughlin  …..…………..First this week  to Damian Foxall’s  remarkable record breaking Volvo Round Ireland record aboard Oman Sail in 38 hours and 37 minutes in  the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race  as Rambler 88 also completed the course ….. Oceansports  David  Branigan  was on the spot for Seascapes…


















Rambler 88 - Winner of Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race

photo by David Branigan/Oceansports 










    David Branigan talking there to Damian FOXALL with IRELAND ROUND WE GO by Sean Olohan ..










Further north on the East coast …………… Greystones Sailing Club officially opened  its new premises last Sunday  ….    The Club, originally established in 1968, caters for over 350 members and is very much a family club, rooted in the Greystones community. Initially sailing was confined to Mirror dinghies launched from a rubber mat rolled out on the shingle on North Beach with boats transported to and from the harbour on the tops of cars.



Next to Sail Training and the recent visit of the Dutch registered brig  Morgenster  to  both Cork and Waterford we went aboard and met up with the Chairman of Sail Training Ireland Seamus McLoughlin on the extreme left of Michael Chestnutt's photo in The Mansion House..... 








Next to Lina from Lithuania aboard Morgenster on the voyage from Belfast …



Also aboard was  twenty one year old sail trainee  Glenn from

Dundonald …..


From Sail Trainee Glenn to the Captain of The Morgenster – Harry Mutter …..









Last Friday in Waterford with the Morgenster and the Brian Boru tied up in the heart of Waterford city we spoke to the Chief Executive of The Port of Waterford – Frank Ronan


    With the recent passing of Dave Swarbrick of Fairport Convention here’s an extract from “A Sailors Life”   taken from their classic album “Unhalfbricking”


           Next here on Seascapes  to to the heart of Dublin Port where  last week we heard from the Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company Eamonn O Reilly  , before we headed  down to the new Seafarers Centre  we talked



We left the Dublin Port Company offices a a few hundred  yards

Away entered the shining new Seafarers Centre ....Eamonn again



As we were admiring the facility we spoke to a great friend of the programme Mission to Seafarers , Ships Visitor Dermot Desmond




We hope to make it along on Sunday the 10th July for Seafarers Sunday at the new centre on Alexandra Road in the heart of Dublin Port              


  Cobh Traditional Sail & Sea Shanty  Regatta  In Association with Cove Sailing Club and the Naval Service Squadron takes place this weekend with all the details on  display on the Seascapes webpage......

Seascapes was at a remarkable concert “Starboard Home” in the National Concert Hall this week on Wednesday and we’ll be bring you conversations with many of the artists who participated and composed material for the occasion  in the coming weeks....


The Wexford Maritime Festival is in full swing this weekend

Featuring five vintage lifeboats a rowing regatta and much more details on .














      “Well  that’s  all folks for this week ,on the sound desk this week  Niall O Sullivan ………….. next Friday night here on your maritime programme Seascapes  we talk to  newly elected Senator Grace O’ Sullivan about Rainbow Warrior growing up beside the water in Tramore and how we can preserve and maintain our maritime heritage…..we preview the Glandore Classic Boat Summer School next month….we have  a report from the Cobh Traditional Sail and Sea Shanty Regatta  and  with the advent of  Cruise liners visiting West Cork  we meet  Clodagh Heneghan of Cork County Council .....all that and much more , until next Friday night , tight lines and fair sailing.”




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