Friday, 10.30 - 11pm


Friday 15th September

Anniversary of the death of Caitríona Lucas

John Cooke spends a day with the volunteers of Doolin Coast Guard to mark the anniversary of the death of Caitríona Lucas.

The 98th annual Liffey Swim

Jody Clarke reflects on last week's 98th annual Liffey Swim.

The Story of the Shipwreck in Father Ted

Hugh Oram tells the story of the Aran Islands shipwreck featured in the Father Ted TV series credits.

Master John Hambley-Jones on the Stena Line Adventurer

Have you ever though of becoming a Ferry Captain or what the job of the Master of a ship entails? RTÉ's Michael Lawless spoke to Senior Master John Hambley-Jones, who sails Stena Line Adventurer from Dublin to Holyhead and back each week with his crew.

Seascapes - 15 September 2017

Michael Lawless speaks to Master John Hambley-Jones about life at sea. Hugh Oram tells the story of the Aran Islands shipwreck featured in Father Ted. Jody Clarke reflects on last week's 98th annual Liffey Swim. John Cooke spends a day with the volunteers of Doolin Coast Guard to mark the anniversary of the death of Caitríona Lucas.

Friday 8th September

Seascapes - 8 September 2017

Seascapes is in Kinvara, County Galway, for the annual Cruinniú na mBád Galway Hooker Festival. This year was the 38th year of the festival and Fergal Keane went on board a couple of the boats and heard from their owners about their history along the West Coast.

Friday 1st September

Seascapes - 1 September 2017

Seascapes sailed overnight from Cork to Dublin on board Hugo Boss, one of the world's fastest racing yachts, for the launch of a new initiative, Ireland Ocean Racing. Contributors include Hugo Boss skipper, Nin O'Leary, and Stewart Hosford, CEO of Ireland Ocean Racing and Hugo Boss sailing.

Friday 18th August

Seascapes - 18 August 2017

Mark Costigan reports from Bantry, County Cork, on the opening of a new marina in the town. Hugh Oram has a special tribute to his friend, the late broadcaster Dick Warner. Fergal Keane goes racing on a 1720 yacht.

Friday 11th August

Seascapes - 11 August 2017

A programme to mark the 200th anniversary of the building of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Contributors include, Matthew Barry of the Irish National Sailing School, Simon Coate the harbourmaster, and Hugh Oram on the history of the harbour.

Friday 4th August

Seascapes - 4 August 2017

A tour around Dublin Port with the port chief executive, Eamon O'Reilly. We hear how the port operates, its history, and from some of those who work there.

Friday 28th July

Seascapes - 28 July 2017

Seascapes comes from the Glandore Classic Regatta in West Cork. The bi-annual regatta was celebrating its 25th anniversary. Contributors include Karen Horgan, Commodore Glandore Yacht Club. Paul Cusack on the Glen class, Kieran O'Donoghue on the history of the event and actor Jeremy Irons on his classic boat.

Friday 21st July

Seascapes - 21 July 2017

A report from Oldcourt, Skibereen, County Cork on the project to rebuild the AK Ilen sailing vessel, with Gerry McMahon and Liam Hegarty. Hugh Oram on the Achill Yawl Festival. Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland on concerns in the commercial fishing sector over Brexit. Michael T Kingston on the sinking of the Lusitania and safety at sea.

Friday 14th July

Seascapes - 14 July 2017

A report on the Spanish sail training vessell, the Juan Sebastian de Elcano, which visited Dublin. Michael Lawless reports from the Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Part 3 of my trip to Spain on board Coreen, with Finn Lyden and Robert Galbraith.

Friday 7th July

Seascapes - 7 July 2017

A special programme on the UN Day of the Seafarer. Featuring Gerry Brennan of SIPTU, Sheelagh Broderick on her podcasts Also Rev Willie Black, chaplain to the Seafarers mission in Dublin Port, Eamon O'Reilly, Chief Executive of Dublin Port, and Raymond Garrett, Director of Operations at the Philippines Consul in Dublin.

Friday 30th June

Seascapes - 30 June 2017

On this weeks programme: Continuing our sail to Spain. The sale fo two Inland Fisheries Vessels. A preview of Dun Laoghaire regatta. A word on the Day of the Seafarer

Friday 23rd June

Seascapes - 23 June 2017

In this programme, Fergal Keane begins a sail from Ireland to Spain. Maurice O'Connell speaks about the America's Cup. Hugh Oram recounts the story of the world's first woman harbourmaster and we pay a tribute to the late Dick Warner.

Friday 9th June

Seascapes Friday 16th June 2017

feature Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland; Norman Freeman on The Panama Canal; Tim Magennis and The Guinness Barges and Smoke on the Water -Ian Gillan of Deep Purple.

Seascapes Friday 9th June 2017

features Cork Harbour Festival-Ocean to City /An Ras Mor - Rebel Plunge with Liam Meagher ; Justin Maher meets Dr Rachel Murphy; Noel Sweeney finds out about Stand Up Paddle Boarding ; Niamh Hayes talks to Joya Kuin of Ocean to City; Grainne McPolin finds out about invasive species from Dr Darren Reidy of UCC.

Friday 2nd June

Seascapes Friday 2nd June 2017

On this week's edition of Seascapes an extraordinary tale from Bill Nelson on his grandfather William Nelson and the loss in May of 1917 of The Derrymore off the North East coast of Ireland to a U Boat...first tonight we bring you highlights of the recent opening of the Lusitania Memorial Garden on the Old Head of Kinsale.

Friday 26th May

Seascapes Podcast Friday 26th May 2017

This week here on Seascapes we bring you The Last Islanders of County Fermanagh compiled and presented by Mary McBrien from the Seascapes archive which was first broadcast in 2014, so until next Friday night, tight lines and fair sailing.

Friday 19th May

Seascapes Podcast Friday 19th May 2017

On this week's edition we are in conversation with distinguished writer, poet and playwright Dermot Bolger whose latest novel published by New Island Books was inspired by his late father's career at sea and the real life narrative of the MV Kerlogue whose crew in 1943 rescued 168 Kriegsmarine/German navy submariners.

Friday 12th May

Seascapes Friday 12th May 2017

features 'We Are Ready Now' a commemoration of the centenary of The United States Navy in Cobh; Shore Shots with Finn Ni Faoileain; The Longford and its loss on McGoverns Rocks in 1845 with Gerry Culloty and much more....

Friday 5th May

Seascapes Friday 5th May 2017

features Shore Shots Festival in Sligo with Ron Coveney and Justin Maher ; Eddie Fitzgerald and Ballycotton Lighthouse Tours;Noel Sweeney talks to Mike O Mahoney on Banna much more.

Friday 28th April

Seascapes Friday 28th April 2017

features Hugh Oram on The Free French and Greenock in Scotland; Ethna Murphy of Great Lighthouses of Ireland; maritime historian Jack O' Leary and much more.

Friday 21st April

Seascapes Friday 21st April 2017

features Norman Freeman and The Wairangi; Leo Coy/Brian Cleere and Dick Bates in Rosslare ; John Crone remembers the loss of his grandfather and great uncle in April 1917.

Friday 14th April

Seascapes Friday 14th April 2017

features John Power-author ,fisherman, seafarer, photographer and collector in Rosslare for the opening of 'The Maritime History of County Wexford through photographs from John Power's Collection' held in Rosslare Maritime Heritage Centre.

Friday 7th April

Seascapes Friday 7th April 2017

features Sean T Rickard on Lord Eleneage -Admiralty Trawler in 1916; John Gleeson of WavePower Technologies; Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland magazine ; Norwegian Airlines honours Tom Crean and much more.....

Friday 31st March

Seascapes Friday 31st March 2017

features seafarer Hugh Loane in conversation with Emer Horgan; Water Wise project by TY students from Our Lady of Lourdes, Rosbercon , New Ross, Co Wexford ;Angling Show - Fergal Keane; Hugh Oram on the 'Thetis' and Captain Joe Oram plus much more.

Friday 24th March

Seascapes Friday 24th March 2017

features Respect the Water - an initiative between the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Gaelic Athletic Association launched in Croke Park earlier this month we'll hear from RNLI -CEO Paul Boissier ; Joe Maddock from Kilmore Quay and Micheal O Muireachearthaigh plus many more.

Friday 17th March

Seascapes Friday 17th March 2017

On Seascapes tonight we remember the crew of the Irish Coastguard Sikorsky S-92 Rescue Helicopter lost off Blacksod and we feature the Inland Waterways Historical Society Conference on the Shannon Navigation held last weekend attended by ace reporter Ron Coveney......

Friday 24th February

Seascapes Friday 24th February 2017

features Fishermans Friend/ Men's Shed Association from National Maritime Museum; Shane Smyth on Surfing in Bundoran; Mirpuri Foundation; Hugh Oram on Irelands Fjords.

Friday 17th February

Seascapes Friday 17th February 2017

features Aud Exhibition on Spike Island with Conor Nelligan , Heritage Officer, Cork County Council ; Danny Giles from Hurtigruten ; Alan lynch of Cruisecapes on River Cruising and David Branigan talks to Dr Paulo Mirpuri of the Mirpuri Foundation and Green Dragon's participation in the Volvo Ocean Race 2020.

Friday 10th February

Seascapes Friday 10th February 2017

features Sail Training Ireland Awards from Mansion House - Oak Room with award winners Roisin Hackett; Ross Biggane; Safehaven Ireland ; Tim Baker; Cork Life Centre ; Norman Freeman on playwright Eugene O' Neill ; France honours Emeritus Professor Tony Lewis and much more.

Friday 3rd February

Seascapes Friday 3rd February 2017

features the VOLVO /ISA Sailing Awards held last Friday night in the RDS Concert Hall in Ballsbridge ; we met many of the prize winners including Sailor of the Year - Annalise Murphy- Olympic Silver Medallist.

Friday 27th January

Seascapes Friday 27th January 2017

features the Strategic Plan launch for Meitheal Mara by Minister Coveney; we talk to Chairman of the Port of Cork Company-John Mullins; founding member of Meitheal Mara - Padraig O Duineen and Chief of Staff of The Defence Forces- Vice Admiral Mark Mellett plus music from Gordon Lightfoot and Norman Freeman on Bray Head.

Friday 20th January

Seascapes Friday 20th January 2017

features The River Dodder by Hugh Oram ; The Rivers Dodder and Poddle - by McEntee and Corcoran; music from Jerry Early - 'I'll Go' and Stephen Redmond to be admitted into the International Marathon Swimmers Hall of Fame in April ; all that and much more.

Friday 13th January

Seascapes Friday 13th January 2017

features Professor Robin Murphy of CRASAR of Texas A & M University; Norman Freeman on Caravels; Shipwright Joseph Wheeler of Cork by maritime historian Sean T Rickard.

Friday 16th December

Seascapes Friday 23rd December 2016

features Starboard Home part 1 with Gary Sheehan; Paul Noonan of Bell X1 ; Paul Cleary; plus many more from this concert hosted by Dublin Port Company during the Summer.

Seascapes Friday 16th December 2016

features the lavishly produced book by Michael English celebrating the bi centenary of The Ha'penny Bridge published by Dublin City Council and Four Courts Press.

Friday 9th December

Seascapes Friday 9th December 2016

features Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland; Dr Fred Hocker of the VASA Museum in Stockholm; Professor Jimmy Murphy of MaREI on the LEANWIND Project; we remember Arthur Rumball ; our Seascapes Maritime Book of the Year- 'The Optician of Lampedusa' we talk to author Emma Jane Kirby....

Friday 2nd December

Seascapes Friday 2nd December 2016

features Dr Deirdre Ni Conghaile of NUI Galway; writers Imelda Carroll and Mary Kavanagh ; Tralee Bay Oyster Season with Grainne McPolin and much more.

Friday 25th November

Seascapes Friday 25th November 2016

features CEO of Mainport Group-David Ronayne; Dr Hiram Morgan of University College Cork ; Jim Wilson on the Curlew a disappearing species; Annual Shackleton Dinner ...

Friday 18th November

Seascapes Friday 18th November 2016

A special musical edition of Seascapes

Friday 11th November

Seascapes Friday 11th November 2016

features CEO of Mainport Group - David Ronayne; Reggie Goodbody on Water Wind and Wood to feature on Nationwide; Captain James Robinson on Operation Sophia; artist Marcella Rearden on 'Acton Town to Cork City' Exhibition....

Friday 4th November

Seascapes Friday 4th November 2016

features Belfast Maritime Heritage Conference; The Result of Carrickfergus; SUBSEA Magazine ; Polar author Michael Smith on Edward Bransfield of Ballinacurra...

Friday 28th October

Seascapes Friday 28th October 2016

features Bow Tie Day and #houseofakina with CEO Lye Ogunsanya and the work of Migrant Offshore Aid Station ; Belfast Maritime Conference ; Hugh Oram on Jacobs Biscuits ; An Post /Irish Lights 1st Day Cover winners ; Michael Smith honoured in Midleton ; Ballad of Michael Smith by Cliff Wedgbury...

Friday 21st October

Seascapes Friday 21st October 2016

features the LE James Joyce -Ron Coveney goes aboard for Seascapes and meets some of her crew and goes below decks on this recent addition to the Irish Naval Service fleet of vessels.

Friday 14th October

Seascapes Friday 14th October 2016

features a tribute to the late seafarer, trade unionist and diver Des Brannigan; new Lifeboat for Crosshaven RNLI report from Ron Coveney and author Michael Smith to visit Midleton and give talk on Edward Bransfield plus much more.

Friday 7th October

Seascapes Friday 7th October 2016

features Part Two of 'Starboard Home' commissioned by Dublin Port Company with music and conversation with John Sheehan; Ritchie Egan; Colm Mac Con Iomaire and Duke Special.

Friday 30th September

Seascapes Friday 30th September 2016

features Part One of 'Starboard Home' commissioned by Dublin Port with music and conversation from Pal Noonan; Lisa O'Neill; Gemma Hayes and Paul Cleary with 'Kingfisher Blue'.

Friday 23rd September

Seascapes Friday 23rd September 2016

features distinguished writer, poet and playwright Dermot Bolger in conversation with Marcus Connaughton about his recent novel 'The Lonely Sea and the Sky' inspired by his late father's career at sea and the story of the MV Kerlogue

Friday 16th September

Seascapes Friday 16th September 2016

features the State Ceremonial Event held on Banna Strand earlier this year with President Michael D Higgins; descendants of Captain Monteith and Sir Roger Casement and Grainne McPolin talks to historian Pat Lawlor on The Aud and Casement in this centenary year.

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Presenter/Producer: Fergal Keane


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