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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.

Around the World on a Yacht (Part 2)

Corkman Dave Hennessy, who has just completed a four-year around the world voyage with his wife on board their yacht Laragh, is back again with more stories from his trip. Tonight, he recounts how he and Katriona survived a storm in New Zealand.

Seascapes - 20 October 2017

On tonight's programme, more stories from Dave Hennessy about his around the world voyage with his wife on board their yacht Laragh; a report from the opening of the new public space at the Dublin Port Centre; and Hugh Oram recounts the history of the sister ships of the Titanic; the Britannic and the Olympic.

Friday 13th October

'So Far, So Good: An Adventurous Life' by Paddy Barry

Sailor and adventurer, Paddy Barry, speaks about his new autobiography, 'So Far, So Good: An Adventurous Life', published by The Liffey Press.

MV Malaviya Seven

Cork auctioneer, Dominic Daly, speaks about the MV Malaviya Seven, which will go for sale in Aberdeen on Tuesday, 17 October.

Seascapes - 13 October 2017

On this evening's programme, sailor and adventurer, Paddy Barry speaks about his new autobiography, 'So Far, So Good: An Adventurous Life', published by The Liffey Press. Also, Cork auctioneer, Dominic Daly speaks about the MV Malaviya Seven, which will go for sale in Aberdeen on Tuesday, 17 October.

Friday 6th October

Barrowline Cruisers

Michael Lawless visits Orla and Philip of Barrowline Cruisers on the River Barrow.

Recreating Marconi's first transatlantic transmission

Evelyn O'Rourke reports from Valentia Island and the Kerry Amateur Radio Group recreating Marconi's first transatlantic transmission.

Around the World on a Yacht

Corkman Dave Hennessy, who has just completed a four-year around the world voyage with his wife on board their yacht Laragh, recounts some memorable days spent on the South Sea Islands.

Seascapes - 6 October 2017

On tonight's programme we hear from Corkman Dave Hennessy, who has just completed a four year around the world voyage with his wife on board their yacht Laragh. Evelyn O'Rourke reports from Valentia Island and the Kerry Amateur Radio Group recreating Marconi's first transatlantic transmission. And, Michael Lawless visits Barrowline Cruisers on the River Barrow.

Friday 29th September

Retiring from sailmaking

Fergal Keane met sailmaker Des McWilliam in his sail loft in Cork. After making sails for 40 years in Crosshaven, Des is about to retire, but the business will continue.

Restoring a 100-year-old lifeboat

Fergal Keane spoke to those involved in a project to rebuild and refurbish a 100-year-old Dún Laoghaire lifeboat recently returned to the harbour.

Seascapes - 29 September 2017

Fergal Keane spoke to those involved in a project to rebuild and refurbish a 100-year-old Dún Laoghaire lifeboat recently returned to the harbour. He also met sailmaker Des McWilliam in his sail loft in Cork. After making sails for 40 years in Crosshaven, Des is about to retire, but the business will continue.

Friday 22nd September

Fishing and Brexit

Mark Costigan reports from the fishing port of Castletownbere in Cork on the commercial fishing sector and Brexit.

Sailing into Wellness

Fergal Keane spoke to recovering addicts who have undertaken a sailing adventure to help in their recovery.

Seascapes - 22 September 2017

Fergal Keane spoke to recovering addicts who have undertaken a sailing adventure to help in their recovery and Mark Costigan reports from the fishing port of Castletownbere in Cork on the commercial fishing sector and Brexit.

Friday 15th September

Anniversary of the death of Caitríona Lucas

John Cooke spends a day with the volunteers of Doolin Coast Guard to mark the anniversary of the death of Caitríona Lucas.

The 98th annual Liffey Swim

Jody Clarke reflects on last week's 98th annual Liffey Swim.

The Story of the Shipwreck in Father Ted

Hugh Oram tells the story of the Aran Islands shipwreck featured in the Father Ted TV series credits.

Master John Hambley-Jones on the Stena Line Adventurer

Have you ever though of becoming a Ferry Captain or what the job of the Master of a ship entails? RTÉ's Michael Lawless spoke to Senior Master John Hambley-Jones, who sails Stena Line Adventurer from Dublin to Holyhead and back each week with his crew.

Seascapes - 15 September 2017

Michael Lawless speaks to Master John Hambley-Jones about life at sea. Hugh Oram tells the story of the Aran Islands shipwreck featured in Father Ted. Jody Clarke reflects on last week's 98th annual Liffey Swim. John Cooke spends a day with the volunteers of Doolin Coast Guard to mark the anniversary of the death of Caitríona Lucas.

Friday 8th September

Seascapes - 8 September 2017

Seascapes is in Kinvara, County Galway, for the annual Cruinniú na mBád Galway Hooker Festival. This year was the 38th year of the festival and Fergal Keane went on board a couple of the boats and heard from their owners about their history along the West Coast.

Friday 1st September

Seascapes - 1 September 2017

Seascapes sailed overnight from Cork to Dublin on board Hugo Boss, one of the world's fastest racing yachts, for the launch of a new initiative, Ireland Ocean Racing. Contributors include Hugo Boss skipper, Nin O'Leary, and Stewart Hosford, CEO of Ireland Ocean Racing and Hugo Boss sailing.

Friday 18th August

Seascapes - 18 August 2017

Mark Costigan reports from Bantry, County Cork, on the opening of a new marina in the town. Hugh Oram has a special tribute to his friend, the late broadcaster Dick Warner. Fergal Keane goes racing on a 1720 yacht.

Friday 11th August

Seascapes - 11 August 2017

A programme to mark the 200th anniversary of the building of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Contributors include, Matthew Barry of the Irish National Sailing School, Simon Coate the harbourmaster, and Hugh Oram on the history of the harbour.

Friday 4th August

Seascapes - 4 August 2017

A tour around Dublin Port with the port chief executive, Eamon O'Reilly. We hear how the port operates, its history, and from some of those who work there.

Friday 28th July

Seascapes - 28 July 2017

Seascapes comes from the Glandore Classic Regatta in West Cork. The bi-annual regatta was celebrating its 25th anniversary. Contributors include Karen Horgan, Commodore Glandore Yacht Club. Paul Cusack on the Glen class, Kieran O'Donoghue on the history of the event and actor Jeremy Irons on his classic boat.

Friday 21st July

Seascapes - 21 July 2017

A report from Oldcourt, Skibereen, County Cork on the project to rebuild the AK Ilen sailing vessel, with Gerry McMahon and Liam Hegarty. Hugh Oram on the Achill Yawl Festival. Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland on concerns in the commercial fishing sector over Brexit. Michael T Kingston on the sinking of the Lusitania and safety at sea.

Friday 14th July

Seascapes - 14 July 2017

A report on the Spanish sail training vessell, the Juan Sebastian de Elcano, which visited Dublin. Michael Lawless reports from the Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Part 3 of my trip to Spain on board Coreen, with Finn Lyden and Robert Galbraith.

Friday 7th July

Seascapes - 7 July 2017

A special programme on the UN Day of the Seafarer. Featuring Gerry Brennan of SIPTU, Sheelagh Broderick on her podcasts Portwalks.ie. Also Rev Willie Black, chaplain to the Seafarers mission in Dublin Port, Eamon O'Reilly, Chief Executive of Dublin Port, and Raymond Garrett, Director of Operations at the Philippines Consul in Dublin.

Friday 30th June

Seascapes - 30 June 2017

On this weeks programme: Continuing our sail to Spain. The sale fo two Inland Fisheries Vessels. A preview of Dun Laoghaire regatta. A word on the Day of the Seafarer

Friday 23rd June

Seascapes - 23 June 2017

In this programme, Fergal Keane begins a sail from Ireland to Spain. Maurice O'Connell speaks about the America's Cup. Hugh Oram recounts the story of the world's first woman harbourmaster and we pay a tribute to the late Dick Warner.

Friday 9th June

Seascapes Friday 16th June 2017

feature Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland; Norman Freeman on The Panama Canal; Tim Magennis and The Guinness Barges and Smoke on the Water -Ian Gillan of Deep Purple.

Seascapes Friday 9th June 2017

features Cork Harbour Festival-Ocean to City /An Ras Mor - Rebel Plunge with Liam Meagher ; Justin Maher meets Dr Rachel Murphy; Noel Sweeney finds out about Stand Up Paddle Boarding ; Niamh Hayes talks to Joya Kuin of Ocean to City; Grainne McPolin finds out about invasive species from Dr Darren Reidy of UCC.

Friday 2nd June

Seascapes Friday 2nd June 2017

On this week's edition of Seascapes an extraordinary tale from Bill Nelson on his grandfather William Nelson and the loss in May of 1917 of The Derrymore off the North East coast of Ireland to a U Boat...first tonight we bring you highlights of the recent opening of the Lusitania Memorial Garden on the Old Head of Kinsale.

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Presenter/Producer: Fergal Keane

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