Seascapes

Seascapes

Friday, 10.30 - 11pm

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Friday 9th November

MV Kerlogue

Hugh Oram remembers the MV Kerlogue, a little Irish ship which survived WWII despite being attacked several times.

Documentary on the inventor of the submarine

Researcher Tony Duggan previews a documentary on RTE television next Monday on the inventor of the submarine, John Philip Holland. 'John Philip Holland: Submarine Inventor' | RTÉ One | Monday, 12 November | 23:45

Brexit and the maritime industry

Pat Brennan, Director of Doyle Shipping Group, speaks about Brexit and the Irish shipping industry.

Seascapes - 9 November 2018

Tonight, Brexit and the shipping industry, a preview of a documentary on the inventor of the submarine and Hugh Oram on the MV Kerlogue.

Friday 2nd November

B&I Line

Hugh Oram takes a look back at the B&I Line.

Richard Hayes and his marathon voyage in a tiny boat

Grainne McPolin and Paddy Brosnan meet Richard Hayes who spent 54 days out on the water and sailed almost 1,600 nautical miles in a laser dinghy to raise funds for Croí.

Brian Ború - Sail Training Vessel

Fergal visits sail training vessel, Brian Ború, in Ringsend before she heads to Newry for the City of Merchants Festival.

Seascapes - 2 November 2018

Tonight, the Brian Ború, a marathon voyage for Croí and a look back at the B&I Line.

Friday 26th October

Brexit and Carlingford

Joe Mag Raollaigh reports from Carlingford on the problems Brexit could create for the car ferry companies working on both sides of the border.

Derry and World War II

Hugh Oram discusses how Derry was a huge naval base for World War II.

David L. Mearns

Fergal chats to David L. Mearns, author of 'The Shipwreck Hunter'. David will be speaking at The Shackleton Autumn School this weekend.

Seascapes - 26 October 2018

Tonight on Seascapes, David L. Mearns, Derry and World War II, and Brexit and Carlingford.

Friday 19th October

Gregor McGuckin

Fergal catches up with Gregor McGuckin, who has just arrived back in Ireland after being forced to abandon the Golden Globe Race after 3 months alone at sea.

Friday 12th October

Shore-based theory courses

Eddie English of Sail Cork tells Fergal all about their shore-based theory courses.

Dennis Moss

Fergal Keane meets Dennis Moss, author of 'Trout from a Boat' and 'Irish Rise', on the shores of Lough Corrib to talk fly fishing and more.

Seascapes - 12 October 2018

Tonight, fly fishing with Dennis Moss and shore-based theory courses with Eddie English.

Friday 5th October

Centenary of the Sinking of the Leinster

Fergal Keane visits the National Maritime Museum, where some of the commemorations of the centenary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster are taking place.

Commemoration Ceremony on Bere Island

Mark Costigan reports from Bere Island where a commemoration ceremony took place recently marking the 80th anniversary of the departure of the British military from the island in 1938.

Seascapes - 5 October 2018

Tonight, commemorations on Bere Island and in Dublin - Mark Costigan and Fergal Keane report.

Friday 28th September

Update on Gregor McGukin and the Golden Globe Race

Barry Pickthall, global media co-ordinator of the Golden Globe Race 2018 updates Fergal on Gregor McGuckin and the rest of the race.

Sentor Gerard Craughwell on the naval service

Senator Gerard Craughwell on the persistent allegations of a crisis in personnel in the naval service.

Autumn Dream

Fergal goes out on the Autumn Dream with Eamonn Hayes.

Seascapes - 28 September 2018

Tonight on Seascapes, Fergal goes out on the Autumn Dream, he speaks to Senator Gerard Craughwell and gets an update on the Golden Globe Race.

Friday 21st September

Seascapes - 21 September 2018

Tonight, Fergal goes to Rosslare Small Boats Festival and speaks to those organising the festival and taking part.

Friday 14th September

'Endeavour' by Peter Moore

Peter Moore spoke to Fergal Keane about his book, 'Endeavour - The Ship and the Attitude that Changed the World'.

Ghost Fishing Foundation

The Ghost Fishing Foundation brought their global campaign to Galway, where they carried out ‘Operation Stone And Pots’ for three days last week - Noel Sweeney reports.

Seascapes - 14 September 2018

Tonight on Seascapes, ghost fishing in Galway and Peter Moore's book, 'Endeavour'.

Friday 7th September

Higher Diploma in Aquabusiness

Dr Janette Davies, Deputy Head of the Wexford Campus of Carlow IT, tells Fergal Keane about the Higher Diploma in Aquabusiness.

Update on Gregor McGuckin and the Golden Globe Race

An update on Gregor McGuckin and the Golden Globe Race.

The Diet of Pike

Fergal Keane talks to Inland Fisheries Ireland about their new report on the diet of pike in some of our rivers and lakes.

Garry Villiers-Stuart and The Winny

Grainne McPolin meets Garry Villiers-Stuart on board The Winny, one of oldest sailing boats on these islands.

Seascapes - 7 September 2018

Tonight, we hear about The Winny, one of oldest sailing boats on these islands; the diet of pike; how Gregor McGuckin is getting on at the Golden Globe Race; and about the Higher Diploma in Aquabusiness.

Friday 31st August

Seascapes - 31 August 2018

Fergal Keane was in France ahead of the start of La Solitaire urgo le Figaro on Sunday and he spoke to Joan Mulloy and Tom Dolan before the race.

Friday 24th August

La Solitaire urgo le Figaro

Fergal Keane talks to Joan Mulloy and Tom Dolan ahead of the start of La Solitaire urgo le Figaro on Sunday.

Schull Regatta

Niamh Hayes reports from Schull Regatta.

Ken O'Shea swims from Fastnet Rock to Crookhaven

Journalist Ken O'Shea swam from Fastnet Rock to Crookhaven in West Cork and he told Fergal Keane all about it.

Seascapes - 24 August 2018

Tonight, Ken O'Shea swims from Fastnet Rock to Crookhaven; Schull Regatta; and La Solitaire urgo le Figaro.

Friday 17th August

Seascapes - 17 August 2018

Fergal Keane visits the set of the TV series, Vikings, and speaks to Alistair Rumball. He also had a chat with Patrick Folan and Michael McDonagh who are involved with making ships for the series, and Hugh Oram looks back at the history of the vikings in Ireland.

Friday 10th August

Lough Corrib and Lough Neagh

Hugh Oram takes a look at Ireland's two biggest lakes, Lough Corrib and Lough Neagh.

Launch of a Lifeboat in Valentia in 1957

RTÉ Radio Archivist, Rob Canning, has uncovered a report by Kevin O'Kelly on the launch of a lifeboat in Valentia in 1957.

RMS Leinster

Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster off Dún Laoghaire, Michael Lee, cameraman in RTÉ, tells Fergal Keane of his family links to the tragedy.

Seascapes - 10 August 2018

Tonight, ahead of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster, Michael Lee, cameraman in RTÉ, tells Fergal Keane of his family links to the tragedy; we get an insight into the launch of Valentia Lifeboat in 1957; and Hugh Oram takes a look at Ireland's two biggest lakes.

Friday 3rd August

What does the sea area forecast tell us?

Fergal Keane visits Joanna Donnelly in Met Éireann to find out what exactly the sea area forecast tells us.

Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School

The Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School is celebrating 40 years and Fergal Keane spoke to Alistair Rumble.

Seascapes - 3 August 2018

Tonight, 40 years of the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School and what exactly does the sea area forecast tell us.

Friday 27th July

Port of Massawa

Fergal Keane visits the Port of Massawa on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea.

Annagassan Port

Hugh Oram looks at the port of Annagassan in Co. Louth - it's an old Viking settlement and is one of the oldest ports in the country.

Distressed Fish

Noel Sweeney reports from Kerry on the fallen water levels and rising temperatures in rivers due to the current hot spell. Inland Fisheries Ireland are asking anglers and the public to report sightings of distressed fish - their 24-hour hotline is 1890 34 74 24

Seascapes - 27 July 2018

On Seascapes tonight, we have a report from the rivers in County Kerry and how fish are struggling in the hot weather, we hear about one of the country's oldest ports in County Louth, and we have a report on fishermen in a remote part of the Red Sea.

Friday 20th July

Lifeboat Enthusiasts

Fergal Keane speaks to Callum Ives, Hon Sec of Lifeboat Enthusiasts and Hugh Searle, owner of the former Wicklow Lifeboat, JW Archer.

The Tugboat, Brocklebank at Drogheda Maritime Festival

Fergal Keane got a tour of the tugboat Brocklebank at the Drogheda Maritime Festival.

Seascapes - 20 July 2018

On Seascapes this week, Fergal Keane is on board an historic tugboat now owned by the Liverpool Maritime Museum, and he meets people who restore old RNLI lifeboats and bring them to events around the country.

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