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...
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.
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.
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....
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.
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...
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....
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.
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....
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.
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 ....
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...
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 ....
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....
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...
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....
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'...
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....
Seascapes Friday 27th November 2015
features Round Ireland Yacht Race -Race Organiser Theo Phelan on Volvo Cars Ireland sponsorship of the race; Micheal Conneely on Snamh in Aghaidh Easa on TG4;Brian Carlin in race for major photographic award; talk on 'Aigh Vie' in Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club; Harman Murtagh on Lough Ree...
Seascapes Friday 20th November 2015
features artist Eve Parnell - and her Summer Exhibition ' Constant Companions ' at The Maritime Museum of Finland in Turku ; Donal Boland in Athlone at the launch of The Lough Ree Historic Navigation 1750- 1950 ; also Pat McManus on Sailability ; RV Celtic Explorer ; Gordon Dalton of Maribe and copies of Tide Tables 2016 in our competition....
Seascapes Friday 13th November 2015
features the 50th Anniversary of The Kish Light with extracts from 'Beacon on the Sands' ; Fundraiser in Howth for proposed Maritime Museum; Iconic Ferries with Hugh Oram ; and our Paralympic sailors in the SONAR Class are en route for Melbourne ....
Seascapes Friday 6th November 2015
features Islands with Olwen Gill; author of The Ninth Ship - Martin Buckley; Joe Briscoe founding commodore of Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club remembered ; 50th Anniversary Kish Light Lecture in National Maritime Museum next Thursday.....
Seascapes Friday 30th October 2015
features a report from the 15th Shackleton Autumn School in Athy Heritage Centre , Co Kildare; we meeet retired Chief Petty Officer Martin Buckley author of 'The Ninth Ship' launched this evening in the Naval base in Haulbowline by Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney TD ....
Seascapes Friday 23rd October 2015
features John Concannon of JFC Manufacturing on JFC Marine from Galway; we preview the 15th Annnual Shackleton Autumn School in Athy; and a full report from the Annual Ocean Energy Europe Conference held in Croke Park where we met many of those attending plus much more.
Seascapes Friday 16th October 2015
features Ger Crowley of Row Around Ireland for Cystic Fibrosis ; Naoimh Crowley goes aboard MV Boudicca in Cobh; Danny O Neill of Arklow Maritime Museum; School of History at UCC - Maritime Conference we talk to Dr John Borgonovo.
Seascapes Friday 9th October 2015
On Seascapes with Marcus Connaughton this Friday 9th October we delve into the Seascapes archive and bring you our wide ranging conversation with renowned journalist, author and Polar expert Michael Smith on his superb biography of the man from Kildare 'Shackleton - By Endurance We Conquer' recently issued in paperback by The Collins Press.
Seascapes Friday 2nd October 2014
Seascapes this Friday night 2nd October on RTÉ Radio 1 features the remarkable story of Captain Robert Halpin of Wicklow. Marcus Connaughton meets author and historian Jim Rees to chart the remarkable life at sea of one of this country's great maritime heroes.
Seascapes Friday 25th September 2015
This week on Seascapes with Marcus Connaughton we hear from distinguished yachting journalist and writer Winkie Nixon who poses the question - 'Why shouldn't the Irish be a seafaring people?' as a follow up to the Thomas Davis Lecture we featured earlier this year in the 25th Anniversary collection 'Sailing By' published by The Liffey Press
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