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Friday 20th April

MV Celine

The world’s largest short sea RoRo vessel, MV Celine, was christened at Dublin Port this afternoon and Fergal Keane was there.

Galway Hookers

Fergal visits some of the people who are preparing for the sailing season, getting the historic Galway Hookers ready for the summer.

Seascapes - 20 April 2018

Tonight, Fergal visits some of the people who are preparing for the sailing season, getting the historic Galway Hookers ready for the summer and he was at the christening ceremony of the world’s largest short sea RoRo vessel, MV Celine, at Dublin Port this afternoon.

Friday 13th April

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style

Hugh Oram went to see a new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London called 'Ocean Liners: Speed and Style'.

Kate Dempsey, Irish Mussel Seed Company

Kate Dempsey is one of the finalists competing to be Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur in 2018. She told Fergal all about her business, Irish Mussel Seed Company.

Annamoe Trout Fishery

Fergal Keane visits Annamoe Trout Fishery in Wicklow.

Seascapes - 13 April 2018

On tonight's programme, Fergal Keane visits Annamoe Trout Fishery; Kate Dempsey tells us about her business, Irish Mussel Seed Company; and Hugh Oram talks about his recent visit to see the 'Ocean Liners: Speed and Style' exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Friday 6th April

The sinking of the yacht Geraldine

Marine historian, Sean Rickard, recounts the sinking of the yacht Geraldine by a U-boat 100 years ago this week.

Captain James Cook, the first European to reach Australia and New Zealand

Hugh Oram recounts the adventures of Captain James Cook, the first European to reach Australia and New Zealand.

Circumnavigating the Atlantic Ocean in their seventies

Grainne McPolin speaks to Anne Kenny and Neil Hegarty who circumnavigated the Atlantic Ocean while in their seventies.

Seascapes - 6th April 2018

Tonight, Grainne McPolin speaks to Anne Kenny & Neil Hegarty who circumnavigated the Atlantic Ocean while in their seventies; Hugh Oram recounts the adventures of Captain James Cook, the first European to reach Australia & New Zealand; marine historian, Sean Rickard, recounts the sinking of the yacht Geraldine by a U-boat 100 years ago this week.

Friday 30th March

Write by the Sea, Kilmore Quay

One of the Write by the Sea competition winners, Marie Noonan, reads her short story.

Why does Ireland not a have quota for tuna angling?

North West Charter Skippers talk to Fergal about tuna angling off Donegal and why Ireland has no quota for these fish.

The fate of the Kilmore Quay maritime museum

Hugh Oram reports on the fate of the Kilmore Quay maritime museum.

Noel Sweeney reports on a High Court case involving a Marine Notice

Noel Sweeney reports on a recent High Court case which overturned a Marine Notice which did not recognise seafaring certificates issued in Ireland.

Volvo Ocean Race tragedy

A report from the Volvo Ocean Race on the loss of sailor John Fisher off Cape Horn.

Seascapes - 30 March 2018

Tonight on Seascapes, a report from the Volvo Ocean Race on the loss of sailor John Fisher off Cape Horn; Hugh Oram on the fate of the Kilmore Quay maritime museum; North West Chartered Skippers on tuna angling off Donegal and why Ireland has no quota for these fish; Write by the Sea competition winner, Marie Noonan, reads her short story.

Friday 23rd March

Seascapes - 23 March 2018

Tonight on Seascapes, we hear extracts from a programme made in 1988 by Tim Lehane to mark 70 years since the sinking of the RMS Leinster off Dún Laoghaire. This year is the centenary of the tragedy and several events are planned for later in the year.

Friday 16th March

50th Anniversary of Tuskar Rock Air Tragedy

Fergal speaks to Seán Boyce of the Commemoration Committee about what's planned for the commemoration this year.

Clogherhead, Fishing and Brexit

Hugh Oram was in Clogherhead recently and tells us about the worries there about Brexit.

Enda O'Coineen crosses the equator on his homeward journey

Enda O'Coineen passed a milestone on his solo round-the-world voyage today, after setting out from New Zealand in January.

Seascapes - 16 March 2018

Tonight, Enda O'Coineen passes a milestone on his solo round-the-world voyage; Hugh Oram on Clogherhead, fishing and Brexit; and Seán Boyce tells Fergal about the commemoration plans 50 years on from the Tuskar Rock Air Tragedy.

Friday 9th March

Write by the Sea, Kilmore Quay

One of the Write by the Sea competition winners, Theresa Ryan, reads her essay.

The Lore of Irish Fishermen

Fergal speaks to Bairbre Ní Fhloinn about her book 'Cold Iron: Aspects of the Occupational Lore of Irish Fishermen'.

Caitlín Uí Aodha

Bord Iascaigh Mhara have launched a series of audio stories recognising the contribution of women in seafood - we hear from Caitlín Uí Aodha.

Joan Mulloy

Fergal speaks to Joan Mulloy, a young Mayo woman who is planning to be the first Irish person to sail solo, non-stop, around the world.

Seascapes - 9 March 2018

To celebrate International Women's Day, all the contributors on Seascapes tonight are women. Fergal speaks to Joan Mulloy, who is planning to be the first Irish person to sail solo, non-stop, around the world; Bairbre Ní Fhloinn talks about her book 'Cold Iron: Aspects of the Occupational Lore of Irish Fishermen'; we hear from Caitlín Uí Aodha, one of the women featured in a new series of audio stories by Bord Iascaigh Mhara; and one of the Write by the Sea competition winners, Theresa Ryan, reads her essay.

Friday 2nd March

Ireland Angling Show

Fergal Keane went to the Ireland Angling Show in Swords recently and met several of the exhibitors and visitors.

Concerns about the erosion of sand at Banna Strand

Noel Sweeney reports from Banna Strand.

Seascapes - 2 March 2018

Tonight, Noel Sweeney brings us a report from Banna Strand and Fergal chats to some of the people at the Ireland Angling Show.

Friday 23rd February

Seascapes - 23 February 2018

We visit the boatyard in Cork where the AK Ilen, the century-old wooden sailing ship is being rebuilt - we hear a piece on the ship from the Penguin News, Gary McMahon gives an update on the project, and Hugh Oram has been looking at the man behind the ship, one of Ireland's most renowned sailors, Conor O'Brien. Fergal speaks to Alex Thomson, one of the world's best sailors and a huge supporter of Ireland; and we have an item on the Write By The Sea festival in Kilmore Quay.

Write by the Sea, Kilmore Quay

Lucy Moore tells Fergal about the Write by the Sea festival in Kilmore Quay and Mary Kavanagh reads her poem 'Paradox Island', which won the poetry competition at the festival last year.

Alex Thomson

Fergal speaks to Alex Thomson, one of the world's best sailors and a huge supporter of Ireland.

AK Ilen rebuild project

We visit the boatyard in Cork where the AK Ilen, the century-old wooden sailing ship is being rebuilt. The ship was built in Baltimore in Co Cork and spent seventy years in service in the Falkland Islands. She was rescued and returned to Cork and is now almost ready to take to the seas again.

Friday 16th February

Seascapes - 16 February 2018

Tonight, we hear how Fergal Keane got on at the Irish Sailing Awards last week - he spoke to winners and organisers on the night. Photograph: Simon Hoffman, Santiago Alegre, Johnny Durcan, Jack Roy, Jay Stacy and Colin Byrne at the Volvo Irish Sailing Awards. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Friday 9th February

Kelp and Bantry Bay

Mark Costigan reports from Bantry Bay where controversy has arisen over the granting of a licence for the commercial harvesting of Kelp in the Bay.

Review of 'The Mercy' and Gregor McGuckin on his preparation for the rerun of the Golden Globe Race

We review the new Colin Firth movie, 'The Mercy', based on the 1968 Golden Globe Race & the story of Donald Crowhurst and Fergal visits Gregor McGuckin on his boat and talks to him about his preparation for taking part in a rerun of that race this year.

Seascapes - 9 February 2018

Tonight, we review the new Colin Firth movie, The Mercy, based on the 1968 Golden Globe Race & the story of Donald Crowhurst; we speak to Gregor McGuckin who'll take part in a rerun of that race this year & Mark Costigan reports from Bantry Bay where controversy has arisen over the granting of a licence for the commercial harvesting of Kelp in the Bay.

Friday 2nd February

Seascapes - 2 February 2018

Fergal Keane visits one of the world's most successful yacht clubs, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron; Hugh Bonner of Mara Media talks about the upcoming Ireland Angling Show & Hugh Oram recounts the history of Verolme Cork Dockyard.

The History of Verolme Cork Dockyard

Hugh Oram recounts the history of Verolme Cork Dockyard.

Ireland Angling Show

Hugh Bonner of Mara Media tells Fergal about the upcoming Ireland Angling Show which will take place in the National Show Centre, Swords, Co. Dublin on 17th and 18th February.

Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron

Fergal Keane visits one of the world's most successful yacht clubs, the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron.

Friday 26th January

Seascapes - 26 January 2018

On this week's programme, Seascapes is on board the Spirit of New Zealand in Auckland, where four Irish teenagers recently took part in a voyage.

Friday 19th January

Seascapes - 19 January 2018

Seascapes joins Enda O'Coineen in Auckland, New Zealand, as he resumes his solo round the world Vendée Globe voyage. He was dismasted 180 miles off NZ a year ago but has since teamed up with a French team, rebuilt his boat, and is about to set off again.

Friday 12th January

Inland Fisheries Ireland's work to develop angling

Suzanne Campion of Inland Fisheries Ireland on IFI's work to develop angling across the country.

Arklow's Maritime Museum

Hugh Oram on Arklow's Maritime Museum and the town's contribution to Ireland's maritime history.

Careers in the Irish Navy

Michael Lawless reports from Haulbowline Naval Base in Cork on careers in the Irish Navy.

Seascapes - 12 January 2018

On tonight's programme, Michael Lawless reports from Haulbowline Naval Base in Cork on careers in the Irish Navy; Hugh Oram on Arklow's Maritime Museum and the town's contribution to Ireland's maritime history; and Suzanne Campion of Inland Fisheries Ireland on IFI's work to develop angling across the country.

Friday 5th January

Atlantic Youth Trust on their New Zealand Adventure

Members of the Atlantic Youth Trust on their trip for a sail training adventure in New Zealand.

Fionn Lyden on his efforts to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics

Irish champion dinghy sailor, Fionn Lyden, talks about his efforts to qualify in the Finn class for the Tokyo Olympics and Baltimore Sailing Club Commodore, Michael Walsh, tells of his club's efforts to support him.

Ballinacura and Edward Bransfield, the first person to set eyes on the Antarctic

Regular contributor Hugh Oram recounts the history of the vanished port of Ballinacurra in County Cork, and its most famous son, Antarctic explorer Edward Bransfield.

Seascapes - 5 January 2018

Hugh Oram recounts the history of the vanished port of Ballinacurra and Antarctic explorer Edward Bransfield; Fionn Lyden talks about his efforts to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics & Baltimore Sailing Club Commodore, Michael Walsh, tells of his club's efforts to support him; and Members of the Atlantic Youth Trust on their adventure in New Zealand.

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