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Podcast: Reggie Goodbody & A Life On The Shores of Lough Derg & More

11th November 2016
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Shannon sailor Reggie Goodbody at the helm of his boat Arabella on Lough Derg Shannon sailor Reggie Goodbody at the helm of his boat Arabella on Lough Derg

Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes – this week we preview Reggie Goodbody’s appearance on “Nationwide “ on RTE One Television next Friday by visiting the Seascapes archive and hearing about his life on the shores of Lough Derg as a boy and his memoir “Water, Wind and Wood” ......we take a peek at an exhibition of photographs by artist Marcella Rearden which opened earlier this evening on recalling a journey home as emigrants in the 1970’s on the MV Inisfallen the exhibition is titled “Acton Town to Cork City” part of the 2016 Centenary programme ....and what of The United Nations Mandated mission to the Mediterranean – Operation Sophia , we hear more from Captain James Robinson of The Irish Maritime Forum ...first this week to the CEO of The Mainport Group, a leader in the provision of marine services to ship-owners, exporters, importers, oil companies, seismic survey companies and others involved in the maritime trades it’s an Irish company based in Cork operating on a global basis, we met up with the CEO of the company David Ronayne to hear about the work that Mainports fleet of vessels does as three of their major vessels were in southern waters we began with Mainport Cedar ...

CEO of The Mainport Group – David Ronayne we’ll have more from David next week here on Seascapes ...

Next to the shores of Lough Derg and to sailor; yachtsman , boatbuilder and half hull model maker and author of “Water, Wind and Wood” – a good friend of the programme Reggie Goodbody features on Nationwide on RTE One Television next Friday night 18th November so we took the opportunity to visit the Seascapes archive and bring you this extract from our conversation with Reggie late last year....

The voice of author and half hull model maker Reggie Goodbody who is featured on “Nationwide” on RTE One Television next Friday night......
Next to artist Marcella Reardon from Youghal whose exhibition “Acton Town to Cork City” opened this evening in St Peters Church on North Main Street and runs there until the 20th December, Marcella came into studio earlier this week and we talked about family belongings which were packed for shipping aboard the Innisfallen in the early seventies and lay unopened in the family’s attic in Cork....

“Acton Town to Cork City “ by Marcella Rearden runs at St Peters Church , North Main Street , Cork until 20th December , you can see and read more on the Seascapes webpage .....

Thirty-two lives were saved from drowning through the brave actions of forty-seven rescuers who received recognition at Irish Water Safety's National Annual Awards Ceremony at the Print Works Conference Centre, Dublin Castle on Tuesday of this week.....

Representatives from the Irish Naval Service received rescue awards for saving thousands of migrants in the Mediterranean whilst on humanitarian missions. Long-Service Awards will also be presented, recognising years of personal service of 82 Irish Water Safety volunteers for teaching swimming, rescue and water survival skills in communities nationwide.

Speaking of the Irish Naval Service its to the Mediterranean we head next on Seascapes and talk to Captain James Robinson former President of The Nautical Institute and member of The Irish Maritime Forum we talked about the contribution made by the navy and Operation Sophia.....

Captain James Robinson of The Irish Maritime Forum on Operation Sophia in the Mediterranean ...

The Irish Federation of Sea Anglers are hosting the World Shore Angling Championships in Wexford from this weekend to the 19th fishing the beaches of the East coast.
This event is a major economic boost to tourism and the economy of the South East with 30 teams representing 18 Countries from around the world. So if you are near Wexford extend a Cead Mile Failte to the visiting anglers.............

That’s it for this week , on the sound desk this week Niall O’ Sullivan ...Next week here on Seascapes your maritime programme , Professor Hiram Morgan on a major Maritime History Conference in University College Cork with a disparate selection of speakers ; we bring you the 2nd part of our wide ranging interview with David Ronayne , CEO of The Mainport Group .......... the world’s largest marine park in the Antarctic ............ all that and much more here on Seascapes, until next Friday night, tight lines and fair sailing.”

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