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Seascapes, the RTÉ maritime programme with Fergal Keane. Seascapes brings you around our coasts and onto traditional and modern boats and yachts for a taste of the great outdoors.

Seascapes, the RTÉ maritime programme with Fergal Keane. Seascapes brings you around our coasts and onto traditional and modern boats and yachts for a taste of the great outdoors.


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Seascapes, the RTÉ maritime programme with Fergal Keane. Seascapes brings you around our coasts and onto traditional and modern boats and yachts for a taste of the great outdoors.






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Tonigh Seascapes comes from Castletownbere, West Cork, the frontline of the fishing industry's battle to survive Covid-19.


Ships: HMS Dreadnought

Correspondent John Lichfield reports


RTE Archives

A sample of the nautical-related audio being digitised in RTE Archives.


RNLI Volunteers

Lorna Siggins reports on RNLI volunteers around Ireland during Covid-19.


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We hear from Vera Quinlan on board her family's yacht, Danu, in the Caribbean. She & her partner Peter Owens and their children, set sail from Galway last June & have spent nearly the last year cruising the Atlantic & the Caribbean. Joanna McNicholas reports on the origins of the name of the Bills Rocks at the entrance to Clew Bay.


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Buying fish during lockdown. Sustainable Seafood Ireland owned by Niall Sabongi. https://sustainableseafood.ie/ Sea Fisheries Protection Agency on their work to protect Irish fish stocks. Noel Sweeney met the SFPA chair and CEO Susan Steele and Adrienne Patterson, Director of Port Operations. Hugh Oram on shipwrecks around Dublin Bay.


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Charlie Kavanagh, a well known sailor in Ireland and former Commodore of Wicklow Sailing Club took a 5 month sailing trip from Ireland to Sweden last summer talks about his adventures. Lorna Siggins brings us a tribute to fishing industry leader Donal O'Driscoll, who died at the weekend aged 86.


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Renowned internationial fly fisherman, George Barron, speaks about his new book, "A fine Line". Jonathan Nicholson, The Commodore of Dublin Bay Sailing Club, hopes to fulfill a sailing programme later in the year. And Lorna Siggins speaks to the crew of the Celtic Explorer research vessel on recovering seismic devices from the ocean bed.


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Seals and fishing in the South-west of Ireland; a trip to one of Ireland's most mysterious and mythical islands; and we look at some Irish inventions in the maritime industry over the years.


Seascapes Podcast

The restrictions on ferries during the Covid-19 crisis; a new type of wind energy from the sea; and how Irish fishermen aim to keep our shops supplied with fish.


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Tonight we visit the ISA club of the year, Malahide Yacht Club & hear about their sail training programme which caters for 500 young sailors every year. Also, we speak to Eddie English of Sail Cork about his online sailing courses run to beat the lockdown.


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Newly-crowned Irish Sailor of the Year Paul O'Higgins & how the coronavirus is affecting the shipping industry worldwide.


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Noel Sweeney talks to fishermen on the Kerry coast about the effect Covid-19 is having on their business and we talk about the Irish Sailing Association Annual Awards which are still taking place, albeit online.


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To mark Int Women's Day, Lorna Siggins meets Lt Commander Claire Murphy, captain of the LE Niamh at a special event in Galway. We hear from some of the exhibitors at the recent Angling Expo in Dublin, Michael Conway & Tom Collins. Plus Capain Brendan Forde tells of an encounter with the French Foreign Legion while serving with Irish Shipping.


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Joanna McNicholas on Clare Island, Brian O'Sullivan of O'Sullivan Marine & Tralee & Michael Sheehan, Waterford City & County Trout Anglers Assoc at the recent Irish Angling Expo in Swords, Co. Dublin. Plus our regular contributor Hugh Oram on Dublin's hidden rivers.


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Noel Sweeney meets fishermen Richard Brannigan & Alan Fanning on Howth Pier to speak about fishing quotas & Brexit. Fergal Keane at the Irish Speciman Fish Awards where he met anglers receiving awards for record fish. And Capt Brendan Forde, spent fifty years at sea, talks about his favourite ship, the Dahomey Palm & his trip to Africa.


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The MV Alta was abandoned by her crew 1,600 kilometres SE of Bermuda in September 2018 land on rocks on the south coast last weekend. Lt Balcombe found her in September 2019 while on a voyage to Antartica. We hear from Inland Fisheries on courses to get more women involved in angling. And we visit the Ireland Angling Expo & meet angling skippers.


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Retired sea captain, Brendan Forde spent 50 years at sea working for Irish Shipping & other lines, witnessing an atomic explosion from the deck of an Irish Shipping vessel in the Pacific Ocean. Jim O'Toole is the Chief Exec of BIM, speaks about the oyster sector & about the Irish seafood sector. Plus Hugh Oram looks at Ireland's river Boyne.


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Philip Marsden author of The Summer Isles, his single-handed voyage from the south coast of England round the west of Ireland & on to the northwest of Scotland in a small wooden sailing boat. Plus the Ireland Angling Show 2020 will be held at National Show Centre, Swords starting on 15th February, a 2 day event organised by Mara Media.


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Barrie Deas, the Chief Executive of Britian's Nat Federation of Fishermen's Organisations perspective of British fishermen on what they expect from Brexit & deals with EU. Lorna Siggins looks at the political party's election manifestos & what they have to say on the marine sector. Plus author & historian Cal McCarthy new book on Cork Harbour.