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.
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.
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'.
Hugh Oram on 'Alfred the Great'
Hugh Oram reflects on the film 'Alfred the Great'.
Learning to fly fish
Fergal took a trip to Annamoe Fishery where some transition year students were learning how to fly fish.
Celebrity Eclipse in Dublin
Fergal went to see the Celebrity Eclipse when it arrived in Dublin.
Seascapes - 4 May 2018
Tonight, Fergal goes to see the Celebrity Eclipse as it arrives in Dublin; transition year students learning how to fly fish; Hugh Oram reflects on the film 'Alfred the Great'.
Mark Costigan visits Bere Island
Mark Costigan takes a trip to Bere Island and has a chat with the people he meets along the way.
'Ireland's Seashore: A Field Guide' by Lucy Taylor and Emma Nickelsen
Lucy Taylor and Emma Nickelsen, authors of 'Ireland's Seashore: A Field Guide', show Fergal Keane some of what's to be found on White Bay beach.
Seascapes - 27 April 2018
Tonight, Lucy Taylor and Emma Nickelsen, authors of 'Ireland's Seashore: A Field Guide', show Fergal Keane some of what's to be found on White Bay beach and Mark Costigan takes a trip to Bere Island.
The world’s largest short sea RoRo vessel, MV Celine, was christened at Dublin Port this afternoon and Fergal Keane was there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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