Friday, 10.30 - 11pm


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.

Friday 9th September

Seascapes Friday 13th May 2016

features the continuing story of the cabin from The Quest and Sire Ernest Shackleton , we hear from Eugene Furlong who discovered this maritime treasure and Joe O Farrell of Athy Heritage Centre on the cabin's voyage from Norway to Ireland ...

Seascapes Friday 6th May 2016

features the story of the cabin from The Quesy discovered by Eugene Furlong , its restoration and how it began life on a haling ship...

Friday 2nd September

Seascapes Friday 2nd September 2016

features the unveiling of Mark Richard's sculpture of Ernest Shackleton in Athy; Grainne McPolin on Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd of Gortroe,Killarney and the company's activity in Tralee Bay and Fenit.

Friday 26th August

Seascapes Friday 26th August 2016

features Waterfest from Coosan Point in Athlone; Hugh Oram on the origins of The Celtic Sea ; fair winds to our Paralympians and congratulations to our Olypians on the water the O Donovan brothers & Annalise Murphy.

Friday 5th August

Seascapes Friday 5th August 2016

features Dublin Bay Cruises; Dr Favelle Naulty on BioSphere ; Irish Olympic sailors Annalise Murphy; Finn Lynch; Ryan Seaton & Matt McGovern ; Saskia Tidey & Andrea Brewster; Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club -Roger Smith.

Friday 29th July

Seascapes Friday 29th July 2016

features Eugene Garrihy of Dublin Bay Cruises ; the KBC Laser Radial World Championships in Dun Laoghaire we talk to David Kelly; Justin McKenna and Captain Simon Coate; Shore Shots part 2.

Friday 22nd July

Seascapes Podcast

This week we visit the Shoreshots Festival in Sligo, speak to Vice Admiral Mark Mellett and have music from Lisa Hannigan.

Friday 15th July

Seascapes Friday 15th July 2016

Seascapes with Marcus Connaughton features Vice Admiral Mark Mellett and The Beaufort Cup; Valentia Island Cable Festival; SeaScienceApp with Dr Marina Prendergast and a report from last weekends Sea Sunday in Dublin Port.

Friday 8th July

Seascapes Friday 8th July 2016

features Open Water Swimming with Ned Denison ; John Breslin of SmartBay ; Niall McAllister and sailing in Adrigole; music from Eleanor Shanley and much more...

Friday 1st July

Seascapes Friday 1st July 2016

Seascapes with Marcus Connaughton features John Breslin of SmartBay Subsea Observatory;Sea Fest /Senator Grace O'Sullivan; Cruisers in West Cork-Clodagh Heneghan; Cobh Traditional Sail and Sea Shanty Regatta....

Friday 24th June

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 Traing 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...

Friday 17th June

Seascapes Friday 17th June 2016

features a report from Oceansports David Branigan on the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race ;Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company Eamonn O'Reilly on the work of the port and Starboard Home...Royal Ulster Yacht Club celebrate their 150th Anniversary plus music from Lisa O'Neill and Andy Irvine....

Friday 10th June

Seascapes Friday 10th June 2016

features Ron Coveney on the tale of The Nelly Fleming ;Pierce Purcell ex Galway on GBSC Dinghy Regatta; Marine Biologist Tim Butter on the issue of dredging Dublin Bay and the view of the Irish Underwater Council, we hope to carry a response next Friday from the EPA on the issue; and Seascapes competition results...

Friday 3rd June

Seascapes Friday 3rd June 2016

features Fishing for Litter with BIM ; Cork Harbour Festival; The Rebel Plunge with Liam Meagher; Norman Freeman on 'Tragedy Off the Coast of Brazil' ;music from Molgoggers and much more.

Friday 27th May

Seascapes Friday 27th May 2016

Your maritime programme with Marcus Connaughton features - Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland ; NMCI - Marine Awards with Kevin O'Driscoll ; Hugh Oram on Whytes of Waterford ; the James Caird and our competition for copies of Harding McGregor Dunnett's book.

Friday 20th May

Seascapes Friday 20th May 2016

features 'Atlantic' film maker Richie O'Donnell on the fortunes of fishing communities in Galway; Norway and Newfoundland; we salute sailor Finn Lynch on his qualification for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 ; Laura Hannon visits Dennis Murray at Tourin House on An Abhainn Mor and much more...

Friday 29th April

Seascapes Friday 29th April 2016

Seascapes visits the British Embassy and meets H.E. Dominick Chilcott -British Ambassador to Ireland on the Centenary of the Imperial TransAntarctic Expedition which featured Sir Ernest Shackleton and Tom Crean and was celebrated by the Ambassador some weeks ago at his residence in Glencairn. The Ambassador talks about our shared maritime heritage.

Friday 22nd April

Seascapes Friday 22nd April 2016

features Marine Institute scientist Denis Crowley; Grainne McPolin talks to Brendan O Ciobhain about the O'Rahilly; Sarah Murphy on World Heritage Site - the port city of Valparaiso plus much more.

Friday 15th April

Seascapes Friday 15th April 2016

Seascapes with Marcus Connaughton features Mens Shed Association/ Fishermans Friend Winners from the Cooley Peninsula ; Sean Rickard on Shannon Turf Boats and Ron Coveney visits Safehaven Marine to see the Barracuda plus much more...

Friday 8th April

Seascapes Friday 8th April 2016

features Daire Brunicardi; Dr Ian Speller and Dr John Treacy at the NMCI - Irish Maritime Forum Seminar last weekend; Hugh Oram on Sandymount and Sandymount Pier plus much more on your maritime programme with Marcus Connaughton.

Friday 1st April

Seascapes Friday 1st April 2016

features Richard McCormick on a series of lectures in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland ; we remember Dr John de Courcy Ireland on the 10th Anniversary of his passing; Irish Maritime Forum seminar in National Maritime College of Ireland we talk to James Robinson.

Friday 25th March

Seascapes Friday 25th March 2016

features Dive Ireland Conference with Rory Golden & Richard Thorne; Tidey and Brewster set for Olympics in Rio and we revisit the Lewis Symposium and hear from Professor Stephen Salter amongst others....

Friday 18th March

Seascapes 18th March 2016

features Noel McDonagh of Lost at Sea Tragedies ; Dive Ireland Conference in Athlone where we met veteran diver Mick Moriarty and members of Athlone Sub Aqua Club - Cormac Nott ; Liam Sheringham and Cian Hynes ; plus World Ship Society fund raiser this Monday in Cobh for Ballycotton Lifeboat in Commodore Hotel.

Friday 11th March

Seascapes Friday 11th March 2016

features founding editor of The Skipper -Arthur Reynolds; Fisherman Adrian McCleenaghan from Greencastle;Niall Duffy ; an appeal for 'Moonduster' ; Donal Boland on the Mid Shannon....and much more...

Friday 4th March

Seascapes Friday 4th March 2016

features the Lewis Symposium at the Environmental Research Institute -Beaufort Building celebrating the life and work of Emeritus Professor Tony Lewis and much more....

Friday 26th February

Seascapes Friday 26th February 2016

features Hugh Bonner of Mara Media on Skipper Expo in Galway ; The Lewis Symposium & Emeritus Professor Tony Lewis on Ocean Energy ; Molgoggers ; Fergal Keane on Angling Show and lectures in Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club in Ringsend.

Friday 19th February

Seascapes Friday 19th February 2016

features Captain Robert Halpin Pt2 with Jim Rees ; Laser Radial Olympian Annalise Murphy;plus Hugh Oram on the riverine heritage of Athlone ; we explain the Baltic Dry Index and much more....

Friday 12th February

Seascapes Friday 12th February 2016

features the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Awards from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with AFLOAT -Sailor of the Year - Liam Shanahan ;Editor of AFLOAT -David O ' Brien; Commodore James HORAN of RIYC and veteran journalist W M Nixon on his lifetime achievement award and much more.

Friday 5th February

Seascapes Friday 5th February 2016

features music from Emmet Spiceland ; Kieran O' Connell on the inaugural Beaufort Cup ; Tony McLoughlin of 'Brian Boru' ; Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland and ISA Awards ....

Friday 29th January

Seascapes Friday 29th January 2016

features Sail Training Ireland Annual Awards at The Mansion House in Dublin last weekend with Josh Barr; Victor Springbok; Michael Byrne; Seamus McLoughlin; Meaitheal Mara; Oliver Harte ; Safehave Voyages and much more...

Friday 22nd January

Seascapes Friday 22nd January 2016

features a 2nd level Schools Competition supporting the Irish Paralympic Sailing Team; Hugh Oram on exploring an undersea tunnel connecting with England ; Jim Rees on Captain Robert Halpin and his exploits ....

Friday 15th January

Seascapes Friday 15th January 2016

features John O Reilly and the Shackleton Endurance Exhibition moves to Detroit,Michigan; a nautical Quiz planned for Howth ; we visit the Royal Irish Yacht Club for the launch of Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race and speak to James Horan and Hal Fitzgerald -; Adrian Yeates -MD of Volvo Cars Ireland and much more....

Friday 8th January

Seascapes Friday 8th January 2016

features wildlife guide and broadcaster Jim Wilson on South Georgia; Las Malvinas and the Southern Ocean ; John Leech CEO of Irish Water Safety on a new book celebrating 70 years of the organisation ; grandson of Tom Crean - Brendan O Brien on the James Caird and much more...

Friday 18th December

Seascapes Friday 18th December 2015

features 'Dublin the View from Above' a lavish book of aerial photographs by Dennis Horgan; those winners of 'Molgoggers' - new CD ; High Oram on the Boyne Railway Viaduct; Fishing Quotas; recent return of LE SAMUEL BECKETT and Jim WILSON talking about his recent visit to The North West Passage plus much more....

Friday 11th December

Seascapes Friday 11th December 2015

features award winning students from St Colmans Community College ,Midleton -Clean Coasts Ocean Hero 'School of the Year Award; Molgoggers from Cobh and tracks from their new album....Scuba Santas in Sandycove for RNLI fundraiser; Norman Freeman on the inspiration behind Melvilles 'Moby Dick'...

Friday 4th December

Seascapes Friday 4th December 2015

features Water Wind & Wood - the memoir of Reggie Goodbody just published; we congratulate our Paralympian Sailors on qualification for Rio de Janeiro next September; music from Molgoggers new CD and Mick Mulcahy talks to his father and brother about life at sea....

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