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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.

Friday 22nd December

Starting your career as a professional sailor

Will Byrne talks to Fergal about how he wants to make a career for himself in sailing.

David Branigan, photographer and writer with the Irish Times

David Branigan, photographer and writer with the Irish Times, spoke to Fergal about the challenge of the Vendée Globe.

Emma Kettle, Partnership Manager for Ireland Ocean Racing

Fergal spoke with Emma Kettle, Partnership Manager for Ireland Ocean Racing, about Nin O'Leary and the Vendée Globe.

Nin O'Leary and his boat for his solo round the world race

Fergal joins Nin O'Leary on the boat that he has acquired with Ireland Ocean Racing, as part of his Vendée Globe solo round the world race in 2020.

Seascapes - 22 December 2017

Tonight's programme features the new boat acquired by Ireland Ocean Racing and Nin O'Leary, as part of his Vendée Globe solo round the world race in 2020.

Friday 15th December

The History and the Demise of Irish Shipping

Regular contributor, Hugh Oram, looks back at the history and the demise of Irish Shipping.

Neil O'Hagan, Atlantic Youth Trust

Neil O'Hagan is the Executive Director of the Atlantic Youth Trust. The Trust is planning to build a new Irish tall ship for use in a cross-border project of sail training for young people. Neil also supports Joan Mulloy and other young Irish sailors.

Joan Mulloy and a solo round the world race

Fergal speaks to Joan Mulloy who wants to take part in the Vendee Globe solo round the world race for Ireland and is well on her way to achieving her ambitions.

Seascapes - 15 December 2017

Tonight, Fergal speaks to Joan Mulloy who wants to take part in the Vendee Globe solo round the world race for Ireland; Neil O'Hagan, Executive Director of the Atlantic Youth Trust; and Hugh Oram, looks back at the history and the demise of Irish Shipping.

Friday 8th December

Chris Scully of the RNLI

Chris Scully of the RNLI tells of the accident which caused significant damage to the Dunmore East Lifeboat last weekend.

Gery Flynn and the winter edition of Inshore Ireland

Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland on the winter edition of the magazine.

Commemoration of the SS Formby and the SS Coningbeg

Waterford County Councillor, Jason Murphy, on the commemorations to be held next week to mark the centenary of the sinking of the ships, the SS Formby and the SS Coningbeg, by a U-boat.

Gregor McGuckin and 'the race for mad men'

Sailor Gregor McGuckin tells Fergal Keane about his attempt to sail solo around the world in 2018, in a recreation of a race first held 50 years ago, and billed then as 'the race for mad men'.

Seascapes - 8 December 2017

Sailor Gregor McGuckin tells Fergal Keane about his attempt to sail solo around the world in 2018, in a recreation of a race first held 50 years ago, and billed then as 'the race for mad men'; Waterford County Councillor, Jason Murphy, on the commemorations to be held next week to mark the centenary of the sinking of the ships, the SS Formby and the SS Coningbeg, by a U-boat; Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland on the winter edition of the magazine; and Chris Scully of the RNLI tells of the accident which caused significant damage to the Dunmore East Lifeboat last weekend.

Friday 1st December

Dublin's Mysterious River Poddle

Regular contributor Hugh Oram tells the story of Dublin's mysterious River Poddle.

Protecting Ireland's fishing grounds

Susan Steele, Chair of the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, talks about protecting Ireland's fishing grounds.

Enda O'Coineen to resume his solo round-the-world voyage

Enda O'Coineen speaks about going back to New Zealand to continue his solo round-the-world voyage.

Seascapes - 1 December 2017

This week on Seascapes, Enda O'Coineen speaks about going back to New Zealand to continue his solo round-the-world voyage, Susan Steele, Chair of the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, talks about protecting Ireland's fishing grounds, and regular contributor Hugh Oram tells the story of Dublin's mysterious River Poddle.

Friday 24th November

Glenda Powell, one of the best known angling guides in Ireland

Fergal Keane speaks to Glenda Powell, one of the best known angling guides in Ireland.

Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association

Ruth Arrell, Julie Gerry and Jenny Casey tell Fergal Keane about the Irish Ladies Flyfishing Association.

Welsh fly-tyer, George Barron

Fergal Keane speaks to well-known Welsh fly-tyer, George Barron at the Irish Fly Fair.

Sam McGowan of Irish Fly Supplies

Fergal Keane has a chat with one of the exhibitors at the Irish Fly Fair, Sam McGowan of Irish Fly Supplies.

Deirdre Forde, Camillaun Lodge

Deirdre Forde of Camillaun Lodge, which is part of the Great Fishing Houses of Ireland group, tells Fergal Keane about the group.

Colin Folan, Lough Inagh Fishery

Fergal Keane speaks to Colin Folan of Lough Inagh Fishery at the Irish Fly Fair.

Seascapes - 24 November 2017

Tonight's programme comes from the Irish Fly Fair held recently in Galway. The Fair celebrates all things fly fishing in Ireland.

Friday 17th November

Centenary of the sinking of the Mail Boat Leinster

Fergal Keane spoke to Eimear McAuliffe about the book, “The Last Voyage of the Leinster” and about the commemorations that are planned for the centenary of the sinking of the Mail Boat Leinster next year.

Around the World on a Yacht (Part 4)

Part 4 of Dave Hennessy's reflections on his four-year around the world trip with his wife, Katrina, on their yacht Laragh. This time, Dave recounts their longest passage, 4000 nautical miles non-stop across the Pacific.

Lough Corrib and pike

Fergal Keane speaks to members of the Connaught Angling Council in Oughterard, Co. Galway about a decision by Inland Fisheries to review their policy of culling pike on Lough Corrib.

Seascapes - 17 November 2017

On tonight's programme, Fergal Keane speaks to members of the Connaught Angling Council about a decision by Inland Fisheries to review their policy of culling pike on Lough Corrib; more reflections from Dave Hennessy on his four-year around the world trip; and the plans to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the Mail Boat Leinster next year.

Friday 10th November

Around the World on a Yacht (Part 3)

Part 3 of Dave Hennessy's reflections on his four-year around the world trip with his wife, Katrina, on their yacht Laragh, this time he speaks about the culture shock of moving from areas of opulence to poverty on their journey.

A tour of the Irish Naval Base

Michael Lawless gets an exclusive tour of Haulbowline Harbour, the home of the Irish Naval Base. He met with the Captain of the William Butler Yeats P63 Ship, Lieutenant Commander David Fleming who showed him around the vessel.

Seascapes - 10 November 2017

Michael Lawless visits the Irish Navy base in Haulbowline in Cork. And Dave Hennessey has an account of visits to exotic places in his round the world trip.

Friday 3rd November

The dangers of sea angling

John Cooke reports from County Clare, where a campaign is underway to educate Eastern Europeans about the dangers involved in sea angling, following several drownings.

Captain William Bligh

Hugh Oram tells the story of Captain William Bligh, of HMS Bounty fame, and his contribution to the development of Dublin Bay.

'Dublin Bay - Nature and History'

Richard Nairn speaks about his new book, 'Dublin Bay - Nature and History', published by Collins Press.

Seascapes - 3 November 2017

This week, Richard Nairn speaks about his new book, 'Dublin Bay - Nature and History', published by Collins Press. Hugh Oram tells the story of Captain William Bligh. John Cooke reports from County Clare, where a campaign is underway to educate Eastern Europeans about the dangers involved in sea angling, following several drownings.

Friday 27th October

Gery Flynn and Inshore Ireland

Gery Flynn speaks about the latest edition of Inshore Ireland.

Tom Dolan and the Mini Transat race

Tom Dolan is out to make history by becoming the first Irish man to finish on the podium of Mini Transat race.

Boat building

Regular contributor Hugh Oram reports on an Irish boat building success story, Lencraft Boats in County Waterford.

Commemoration in Lacken

On October 28, 1927 a sudden storm hit the West Coast of Ireland killing over 50 people, mostly fishermen. Nine were from Lacken in North Mayo and this weekend a commemoration will be held in the village to remember those who died. Seascapes went to the archives and found witnesses to the events of 90 years ago this weekend.

Seascapes - 27 October 2017

On tonight's programme, Seascapes goes to the archives to find witnesses to a sudden storm in Ireland in 1927, Hugh Oram looks at boat building, Tom Dolan tells us about the Mini Transat race and Gery Flynn speaks about the latest edition of Inshore Ireland.

Friday 20th October

The Britannic and Olympic

Hugh Oram recounts the history of the sister ships of the Titanic; the Britannic and the Olympic.

The opening of the new public space at the Dublin Port Centre

Fergal Keane went to the opening of the new public space at the Dublin Port Centre.

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Presenter/Producer: Fergal Keane

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