Seascapes Podcast Friday 26th May 2017
This week here on Seascapes we bring you The Last Islanders of County Fermanagh compiled and presented by Mary McBrien from the Seascapes archive which was first broadcast in 2014, so until next Friday night, tight lines and fair sailing.
Seascapes Podcast Friday 19th May 2017
On this week's edition we are in conversation with distinguished writer, poet and playwright Dermot Bolger whose latest novel published by New Island Books was inspired by his late father's career at sea and the real life narrative of the MV Kerlogue whose crew in 1943 rescued 168 Kriegsmarine/German navy submariners.
Seascapes Friday 12th May 2017
features 'We Are Ready Now' a commemoration of the centenary of The United States Navy in Cobh; Shore Shots with Finn Ni Faoileain; The Longford and its loss on McGoverns Rocks in 1845 with Gerry Culloty and much more....
Seascapes Friday 5th May 2017
features Shore Shots Festival in Sligo with Ron Coveney and Justin Maher ; Eddie Fitzgerald and Ballycotton Lighthouse Tours;Noel Sweeney talks to Mike O Mahoney on Banna Strand...plus much more.
Seascapes Friday 28th April 2017
features Hugh Oram on The Free French and Greenock in Scotland; Ethna Murphy of Great Lighthouses of Ireland; maritime historian Jack O' Leary and much more.
Seascapes Friday 21st April 2017
features Norman Freeman and The Wairangi; Leo Coy/Brian Cleere and Dick Bates in Rosslare ; John Crone remembers the loss of his grandfather and great uncle in April 1917.
Seascapes Friday 14th April 2017
features John Power-author ,fisherman, seafarer, photographer and collector in Rosslare for the opening of 'The Maritime History of County Wexford through photographs from John Power's Collection' held in Rosslare Maritime Heritage Centre.
Seascapes Friday 7th April 2017
features Sean T Rickard on Lord Eleneage -Admiralty Trawler in 1916; John Gleeson of WavePower Technologies; Gery Flynn of Inshore Ireland magazine ; Norwegian Airlines honours Tom Crean and much more.....
Seascapes Friday 31st March 2017
features seafarer Hugh Loane in conversation with Emer Horgan; Water Wise project by TY students from Our Lady of Lourdes, Rosbercon , New Ross, Co Wexford ;Angling Show - Fergal Keane; Hugh Oram on the 'Thetis' and Captain Joe Oram plus much more.
Seascapes Friday 24th March 2017
features Respect the Water - an initiative between the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Gaelic Athletic Association launched in Croke Park earlier this month we'll hear from RNLI -CEO Paul Boissier ; Joe Maddock from Kilmore Quay and Micheal O Muireachearthaigh plus many more.
Seascapes Friday 17th March 2017
On Seascapes tonight we remember the crew of the Irish Coastguard Sikorsky S-92 Rescue Helicopter lost off Blacksod and we feature the Inland Waterways Historical Society Conference on the Shannon Navigation held last weekend attended by ace reporter Ron Coveney......
Seascapes Friday 24th February 2017
features Fishermans Friend/ Men's Shed Association from National Maritime Museum; Shane Smyth on Surfing in Bundoran; Mirpuri Foundation; Hugh Oram on Irelands Fjords.
Seascapes Friday 17th February 2017
features Aud Exhibition on Spike Island with Conor Nelligan , Heritage Officer, Cork County Council ; Danny Giles from Hurtigruten ; Alan lynch of Cruisecapes on River Cruising and David Branigan talks to Dr Paulo Mirpuri of the Mirpuri Foundation and Green Dragon's participation in the Volvo Ocean Race 2020.
Seascapes Friday 10th February 2017
features Sail Training Ireland Awards from Mansion House - Oak Room with award winners Roisin Hackett; Ross Biggane; Safehaven Ireland ; Tim Baker; Cork Life Centre ; Norman Freeman on playwright Eugene O' Neill ; France honours Emeritus Professor Tony Lewis and much more.
Seascapes Friday 3rd February 2017
features the VOLVO /ISA Sailing Awards held last Friday night in the RDS Concert Hall in Ballsbridge ; we met many of the prize winners including Sailor of the Year - Annalise Murphy- Olympic Silver Medallist.
Seascapes Friday 27th January 2017
features the Strategic Plan launch for Meitheal Mara by Minister Coveney; we talk to Chairman of the Port of Cork Company-John Mullins; founding member of Meitheal Mara - Padraig O Duineen and Chief of Staff of The Defence Forces- Vice Admiral Mark Mellett plus music from Gordon Lightfoot and Norman Freeman on Bray Head.
Seascapes Friday 20th January 2017
features The River Dodder by Hugh Oram ; The Rivers Dodder and Poddle - by McEntee and Corcoran; music from Jerry Early - 'I'll Go' and Stephen Redmond to be admitted into the International Marathon Swimmers Hall of Fame in April ; all that and much more.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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 ...
Seascapes Friday 18th November 2016
A special musical edition of Seascapes
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....
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
This week we visit the Shoreshots Festival in Sligo, speak to Vice Admiral Mark Mellett and have music from Lisa Hannigan.
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.
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...
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....
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...
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....
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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