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Last Build Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:00:12 +0000

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Seascapes - 9 February 2018

Fri, 9 Feb 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Tonight, we review the new Colin Firth movie, The Mercy, based on the 1968 Golden Globe Race & the story of Donald Crowhurst; we speak to Gregor McGuckin who'll take part in a rerun of that race; & Mark Costigan reports from Bantry Bay where controversy has arisen over the granting of a licence for the commercial harvesting of Kelp in the Bay.

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Seascapes - 5 January 2018

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000

Hugh Oram recounts the history of the vanished port of Ballinacurra and Antarctic explorer Edward Bransfield; Fionn Lyden talks about his efforts to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics & Baltimore Sailing Club Commodore, Michael Walsh, tells of his club's efforts to support him; and Members of the Atlantic Youth Trust on their adventure in New Zealand.

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Seascapes - 8 December 2017

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Tonight, sailor Gregor McGuckin on his attempt to sail solo around the world; Councillor, Jason Murphy, on the commemorations to mark the centenary of the sinking the SS Formby & the SS Coningbeg; Gery Flynn on the winter edition of Inshore Ireland; & Chris Scully of the RNLI on the accident which caused damage to the Dunmore East Lifeboat.

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Seascapes - 1 December 2017

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:00:00 +0000

This week on Seascapes, Enda O'Coineen speaks about going back to New Zealand to continue his solo round-the-world voyage, Susan Steele, Chair of the Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, talks about protecting Ireland's fishing grounds, and regular contributor Hugh Oram tells the story of Dublin's mysterious River Poddle.

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Seascapes - 17 November 2017

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

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 plans to commemorate the centenary of the sinking of the Mail Boat Leinster next year.

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Seascapes - 3 November 2017

Fri, 3 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

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.

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Commemoration in Lacken

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000

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.

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Seascapes - 6 October 2017

Fri, 6 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Tonight, we hear from 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.

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Seascapes - 15 September 2017

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:00:00 +0000

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.

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Seascapes - 28 July 2017

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

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.

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Seascapes - 21 July 2017

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:00:00 +0000

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.

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