Seascapes

Seascapes

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Friday 17th August

Seascapes - 17 August 2018

Fergal Keane visits the set of the TV series, Vikings, and speaks to Alistair Rumball. He also had a chat with Patrick Folan and Michael McDonagh who are involved with making ships for the series, and Hugh Oram looks back at the history of the vikings in Ireland.

Friday 10th August

Lough Corrib and Lough Neagh

Hugh Oram takes a look at Ireland's two biggest lakes, Lough Corrib and Lough Neagh.

Launch of a Lifeboat in Valentia in 1957

RTÉ Radio Archivist, Rob Canning, has uncovered a report by Kevin O'Kelly on the launch of a lifeboat in Valentia in 1957.

RMS Leinster

Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster off Dún Laoghaire, Michael Lee, cameraman in RTÉ, tells Fergal Keane of his family links to the tragedy.

Seascapes - 10 August 2018

Tonight, ahead of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster, Michael Lee, cameraman in RTÉ, tells Fergal Keane of his family links to the tragedy; we get an insight into the launch of Valentia Lifeboat in 1957; and Hugh Oram takes a look at Ireland's two biggest lakes.

Friday 3rd August

What does the sea area forecast tell us?

Fergal Keane visits Joanna Donnelly in Met Éireann to find out what exactly the sea area forecast tells us.

Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School

The Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School is celebrating 40 years and Fergal Keane spoke to Alistair Rumble.

Seascapes - 3 August 2018

Tonight, 40 years of the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School and what exactly does the sea area forecast tell us.

Friday 27th July

Port of Massawa

Fergal Keane visits the Port of Massawa on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea.

Annagassan Port

Hugh Oram looks at the port of Annagassan in Co. Louth - it's an old Viking settlement and is one of the oldest ports in the country.

Distressed Fish

Noel Sweeney reports from Kerry on the fallen water levels and rising temperatures in rivers due to the current hot spell. Inland Fisheries Ireland are asking anglers and the public to report sightings of distressed fish - their 24-hour hotline is 1890 34 74 24

Seascapes - 27 July 2018

On Seascapes tonight, we have a report from the rivers in County Kerry and how fish are struggling in the hot weather, we hear about one of the country's oldest ports in County Louth, and we have a report on fishermen in a remote part of the Red Sea.

Friday 20th July

Lifeboat Enthusiasts

Fergal Keane speaks to Callum Ives, Hon Sec of Lifeboat Enthusiasts and Hugh Searle, owner of the former Wicklow Lifeboat, JW Archer.

The Tugboat, Brocklebank at Drogheda Maritime Festival

Fergal Keane got a tour of the tugboat Brocklebank at the Drogheda Maritime Festival.

Seascapes - 20 July 2018

On Seascapes this week, Fergal Keane is on board an historic tugboat now owned by the Liverpool Maritime Museum, and he meets people who restore old RNLI lifeboats and bring them to events around the country.

Friday 13th July

Commemoration of the day Archduke Ferdinand sailed into Kinsale

Francis Kelly reports from Kinsale where there was a commemoration of the day Archduke Ferdinand sailed into Kinsale in 1518.

AK Ilen relaunched in Cork

Fergal Keane was there when the AK Ilen was relaunched in Baltimore, Co. Cork, after 20 years of rebuilding.

Seascapes - 13 July 2018

Tonight, the AK Ilen is relaunched and Francis Kelly reports on the commemoration of the day Archduke Ferdinand sailed into Kinsale 500 years ago.

Friday 6th July

The career of author, Patrick O'Brian

Hugh Oram looks back at the career of author, Patrick O'Brian.

Earl of Pembroke tall ship at the Drogheda Maritime Festival

When Fergal was at the Drogheda Maritime Festival, he got the chance to chat to the captain and some of the crew of the Earl of Pembroke tall ship.

Seascapes - 6 July 2018

Tonight, Fergal speaks to the captain and some of the crew of the Earl of Pembroke tall ship and Hugh Oram looks back at the career of author, Patrick O'Brian.

Friday 29th June

Lambay Island

Hugh Oram tells the story of Lambay Island.

Gregor McGuckin and the Golden Globe Race

Fergal Keane speaks to Gregor McGuckin ahead of the start of the Golden Globe Race.

Whale Watching off the coast of Cork

Mark Costigan went whale watching off the coast of Cork and spoke to Colm Barnes, skipper of the Holly Jo, Cork Whale Watch's vessel, as well as some of those on board. (He also saw some dolphins)

Seascapes - 29 June 2018

Tonight on Seascapes, whale watching in Cork, Gregor McGuckin and the Golden Globe Race & Hugh Oram tells the story of Lambay Island.

Friday 22nd June

Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race 2018

Denise Cummins, Commodore of Wicklow Sailing Club and Kyran O'Grady, treasurer of the club told Fergal about the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race.

Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2018 and Seafest

Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute spoke to Fergal Keane about the Ocean Summit which will take place in Galway on 28th and 29th of June, and about Seafest which starts on 29th June.

Irish Maritime Festival

Fergal went to the Irish Maritime Festival in Drogheda and spoke to Captain Martin Donnelly, Harbour Master of Drogheda; Karen Devine, Volunteer Co-ordinator of the Irish Maritime Festival and Oliver Kirwan, cox of the Boyne Protector pilot boat.

Seascapes - 22 June 2018

Tonight on Sescapes, the Irish Maritime Festival, Our Ocean Wealth Summit, Seafest and the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race.

Friday 15th June

MV Little Flower

Hugh Oram tells us about the MV Little Flower, the oldest passenger vessel in Ireland.

Star of Doolin

Noel Sweeney was there when the new cruise vessel, Star of Doolin, arrived at Doolin pier recently.

Joyce and the steamship, Indian Empire

Ray Burke, author of 'Joyce County - Galway and James Joyce', tells Fergal about the passenger steamship, Indian Empire, which is mentioned in 'Ulysses', ahead of Bloomsday tomorrow.

Seascapes - 15 June 2018

Tonight on Seascapes, ahead of Bloomsday tomorrow, we hear about the passenger steamship, Indian Empire, which is mentioned in 'Ulysses'; Noel Sweeney reports on the new vessel, Star of Doolin; Hugh Oram tells us about the MV Little Flower, the oldest passenger vessel in Ireland.

Friday 8th June

Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival

Fergal went along to the Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival and spoke to organisers, Michael Walsh and Mary Jordan, and some of those with boats in the festival.

Countdown to the Golden Globe Race

Fergal Keane caught up with Gregor McGuckin before he left for France from where the Golden Globe Race will depart on 1st July.

Seascapes - 8 June 2018

Tonight, the countdown to the Golden Globe Race and the Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival.

Friday 1st June

Mitch Booth's coaching sessions

Swords Sailing Club have been holding top-level coaching sessions with international coach, Mitch Booth - Fergal Keane had a chat with Mitch, as well as Stephen Broaders from the club.

Bádóirí an Chladaigh's Vistors' Centre

Peter Connolly and Joe Joyce of Bádóirí an Chladaigh show Fergal Keane around their new visitors' centre.

Patrick Murphy, CEO of Irish South & West Fish Producers Organisation

Patrick Murphy, CEO of Irish South & West Fish Producers Organisation, told Fergal Keane about the defeat of a government proposal around new EU fishing regulations.

Seascapes - 1 June 2018

Tonight, on Seascapes, defeat of a government proposal around new EU fishing regulations; Bádóirí an Chladaigh's Vistors' Centre; and international coach, Mitch Booth at Swords Sailing Club.

Friday 25th May

The sinking of two troop ships in 1807

Hugh Oram looks back at two sea tragedies in 1807.

Mayfly Fishing

Micheal Lawless went to Uachtar Ard to talk to David Buckley, organiser of the International Mayfly Festival, and some of the people out fishing.

Galway Traditional Boat Festival

The Galway Traditional Boat Festival takes place this weekend and Fergal Keane spoke to Cóilín Hernon of Bádóirí an Chladaigh.

Seascapes - 25 May 2018

Tonight on Seascapes, the Galway Traditional Boat Festival, mayfly fishing and Hugh Oram looks back at the sinking of two troop ships in 1807.

Friday 18th May

ISA's plans for a high-performance centre

Fergal Keane spoke to James O'Callaghan, Performance Director at Irish Sailing Association and Colm Barrington, Chair of the Irish Sailing Foundation about their plans to build a high-performance centre in Dun Laoghaire.

Foynes Port

Noel Sweeney visited Foynes Port at the mouth of Shannon to hear about the big plans for development there.

From Newfoundland to Mayo

James Mangan of Ballyglass RNLI tells Fergal Keane about the unusual call out they got this week regarding a runaway barge. (Pic courtesy of the RNLI)

Seascapes - 18 May 2018

Tonight on Seascapes, a runaway barge, big plans for Foynes Port and the Irish Sailing Association to build a high-performance centre in Dun Laoghaire.

Friday 11th May

Shannon by Oar

Rower and sailor, Ger Crowley told Fergal Keane about his new undertaking of rowing the Shannon from North to South.

Dunbrody Famine Ship

Fergal Keane went to the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience in New Ross and spoke to Seán Connick, director of the museum.

Shooting Lobster Pots

Grainne McPolin met Catherine Moore on her way to shooting lobster pots. She spoke to her about the Women in Seafood Network.

Seascapes - 11 May 2018

Tonight, Grainne McPolin goes shooting lobster pot, Fergal Keane hears all about the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience and Ger Crowley tells Fergal about doing the 'Shannon by Oar'.

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