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Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of Seascapes your maritime programme .......glad to be back this week after our break during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro we salute the Irish competitors who participated and congratulate our medal winners and wish our Paralympians every success , writer and broadcaster Hugh Oram relates the tale of how The Celtic Sea came by its name ; we have the results of our Seascapes competition and the winners of those copies of “ Shackleton’s South” as retold by John MacKenna in a Real Reads edition ; first this week to the recent Swim Ireland event at Coosan Point in Athlone ––Ron Coveney and Laura Hannon went along for Seascapes .......... let’s hear first from Mary McMorrow, Operations Manager of Swim Ireland as the National 5 and 10k Championships and Swim for A Mile all part of Waterfest began at the start line..........

Mary McMorrow, Operations Manager, Swim Ireland we can hear next from Marathon Swimmer Steven Miller...

Next to Charlie Lawn at Waterfest, Charlie is Inspector of Navigation with Waterways Ireland...

From Charlie Lawn to some of the winners of the National 5K Championship as Laura Hannon and Ron Coveney greeted them at the finish line at Coosan Point in Athlone....they talked to Adrian Cosgrove of Ennis ; Jordan Sexton of St Fiaccs the National 5K Champion but first to Amy Wolfe of Sandycove Island who was 1st across the line in the Senior Female (wetsuit) in the National 5K Championships..
A final word from Waterfest in Athlone with Kevin Clabby who is Chairman of Inland Waterways Association of Ireland.

The Athlone River Festival and Food Village takes place in the Shannonside town from the Friday 9th of September to Sunday 11th more details on the Waterways Ireland webpage and on the Seascapes webpage....
With all the coverage of the remarkable feat in the lightweight double sculls by the O'Donovan brothers Gary and Paul and the jubilation felt by all involved in Irish rowing circles throughout this island I was drawn to a piece by Alex Clark who wrote in last weekend’s Observer........

“ They do things differently in Skibbereen, as Gary and Paul O Donovan, Ireland’s first –ever rowing medal winners, demonstrated in their post-victory interviews. “

“The lightweight double scullers thrilled as they might have been, were not about to go overboard; rather they explained in Cork’s distinctive sing-song accent they had “done some Nutella, done the podium thing and peed in a cup”
“Back home, the duo rather wistfully explained on Irish (national) broadcaster Raidio Telefis Eireann, “its mad excitement altogether “and Skibbereen was “after closing everything down and having a national holiday and we’re missing it all.” Clark writes “Don’t worry lads: the ‘craic’ will still be ninety when you get home.”

In sailing, Annalise Murphy secured her silver medal after almost a decade of constant training and perseverance and her victory was celebrated in Dun Laoghaire and at her home sailing club The National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire , she is now hotly tipped to take on the Moth for Tokyo in four years time. Congratulations also go to the entire Irish sailing squad

Finn Lynch (20) from Carlow and also a National YC sailor was the youngest ever Olympic helm to represent Ireland as well as being the youngest in his 46-strong class. He achieved several notable performances during his ten-race series at Rio including several top 20 results. In an event where the average age of the top ten finishers is 30, he has proven his ability with an Olympic experience under his belt and is certain to be a prospect for Tokyo 2020.
Andrea Brewster and Saskia Tidey from the Royal Irish YC started their campaign together exactly three years ago and sailed the 49erFX class for the new Women’s Skiff event at Rio. Overcoming a three-month injury hiatus to their campaign, they qualified Ireland for the event earlier this year and their form improved steadily in the build-up to the Olympics. Over their 12 race series, they achieved five top ten results and ended their debut Olympic Games in 12th place overall.
Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern, from Carrickfergus Sailing Club, Ballyholme YC & Royal Ulster YC were the last of the six Irish sailors into action on Guanabara Bay in the Men’s Skiff event Medal Race final. The London 2012 veterans improved on their performance from four years ago by qualifying for the final to place tenth overall. Their results included two race wins in which they beat the four times world champions and eventual Gold medal winners. This ensured they were within reach of the podium going in to the last day of fleet racing.

“This result proves that our strategy in high performance is working and is providing the success that all involved in sailing and sport crave,” commented David Lovegrove, President of the Irish Sailing Association. “I want to acknowledge the tremendous professionalism of our coaching staff who have demonstrated such passion and commitment to our sailors. In particular I want to commend James O’Callaghan’s leadership and guidance of high performance sailing, ably supported by Rory Fitzpatrick.”

“Annalise’s medal confirms the intent of our programme that both delivers the highest standard of performance but also makes a return to our domestic sport,” said James O’Callaghan, ISA Performance Director.
We wish all our Paralympians well in Rio particularly our Paralymic Sailing Team of John Twomey , Ian Costelloe and Austin O Carroll , this is Johns ‘ 11th consecutive games...fair winds...

As the clock counts down to the America’s Cup proper next year, the pressure is building week by week. Pressure for Sir Ben Ainslie’s team, Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing ; also for the Defenders Oracle Team USA and indeed for all six teams as they fight for the bonus points that could increase their chances next year when the road to the America’s Cup kicks off.

Next to our recent Seascapes competition you may remember that we asked you to name the last vessel on which Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed before his untimely passing the answer as many of you correctly guessed was The Quest, so copies of “Shackletons South “ as retold by John MacKenna are going out to ...

*Kevin O'Halloran, Youghal, Co. Cork

*Marcelline Cody Roscrea Co Tipperary

*Tony O'Connor Malahide, Co. Dublin

A new statue is unveiled in Athy to Sir Ernest Shackleton this coming week and we’ll be there.......

Well from the World of exploration to our coastal waters and the Celtic Sea...........broadcaster and writer Hugh Oram on the how this body of water got its name.........
Hugh Oram and the origins of The Celtic Sea, Hugh’s latest book is a pictorial history of Sandymount, published by The History Press Ireland ...

“ On the sound desk this week Niall O’ Sullivan, next week here on your maritime programme Grainne McPolin heads for Fenit and Tralee Bay for Seascapes and profiles the crane company Liebherr who came to Tralee in 1958 and how the company has expanded , their shipping movements through Fenit and Tralee Bay ..........we’ll meet the Chief Executive Officer of Liebherr , Pat O ‘Leary ; retiree Max McCarthy ; Port Manager - Don O’ Herlihy ; Commodore and Vice Commodore of Tralee Bay Sailing Club Fiona Frawley and Gary Forte and Harbour Master - Batt McCarthy......and we’ll be at the unveiling of that new statue to Sir Ernest Shackleton in Athy .........until next Friday tight lines and fair sailing.”

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Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes, shortly we’ll be talking to Eugene Garrihy of Dublin Bay Cruises out on the water aboard the St Bridget in Dublin Bay .......... Seamus Maguire will be linking up with us from our Sligo Studios where he has all the details on the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships and the inaugural Donegal Bay Maritime Festival .......our intrepid duo of Laura Hannon and Sarah Murphy bring us a further selection of reports from the Shore Shots Film Festival held in Sligo in April..they were there for Seascapes so this week in Part Two we feature ace surf photographer Tim Nunn and former professional surfer Fergal Smith ........first this week to the KBC Laser Radial World Championships opening ceremony which took place last Sunday in Dun Laoghaire in brilliant sunshine hosted by the Royal St George Yacht Club and the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company we were there and as the forty eight flags of the attending countries were held aloft in the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council offices we spoke to David Kelly , Chairman of the event ......

Well from David Kelly and Eric Faust we spoke next to the Harbour Master Captain Simon Coate ....

At the event we also met Con Murphy; Louis Monk; Gareth Craig of Fotosail and many other friends of the programme, a few words from the Commodore of The Royal St George Yacht Club – Justin McKenna.....

You can read and see more about the KBC Laser Radial World Championships in Dun Laoghaire on the Seascapes webpage.....

Next to Dublin Bay and Dublin Bay Cruises who operate a fine vessel the St Bridget taking natives and visiting tourists across the bay to Dun Laoghaire and Howth we’ll hear about the BioSphere that is Dublin Bay on next weeks edition of Seascapes with and we’ll have a word with Catherine McCloskey of Failte Ireland on the “Breath of Fresh Air” initiative however on Monday of this week as the KBC Laser Radial World Championships were in full swing in the waters out off Dun Laoghaire we left the quayside at Sir John Rogersons Quay just down river from the Samuel Beckett Bridge and talked to Eugene Garrihy about the company and how it all began .....

As we motored out in the bay we met the Boskalis company's dredger the Freeway heading into the port ....we’ll have more here on Seascapes next week on Dublin Bay Cruises and the BioSphere with Dr Favel Naulty and hear from Caroline McCloskey of Failte Ireland about “A Breath of Fresh Air” , we can heartily recommend a voyage out on the water it’s a very comfortable and unique experience no matter what part of this island you are from ........and they don’t sail in adverse weather conditions .........you get a great sense of the scale of the port -the marine traffic the bay, the scenery and the wildlife ...

In our Seascapes competition this week you can win copies of “Shackleton’s South” as retold by John Mac Kenna in a “Real Reads” edition for youngsters with illustrations by Maurice Pierse if you can name the last vessel on which Sir Ernest Shackleton sailed in the Southern Ocean before his passing (hint the Cabin from the vessel is being restored in the West) ......answers on a postcard to Seascapes , RTE Radio 1, Fr Mathew Street , Cork or by email to [email protected]

Next to Donegal where the inaugural Donegal Bay Maritime Festival and the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships are taking place , we can hear from Seamus Maguire who is in our Sligo Studios and has all the details........

One young man whom we featured on Seascapes some years ago is Westport native Fergal Smith a former professional surfer he talked to Laura Hannon for Seascapes at Shore Shots ......

Fergal Smith at Shore Shots Festival in Sligo talking to Laura Hannon , next to surf photographer , writer and film maker Tim Nunn.....

The voice of Tim Nunn at Shore Shots talking to Sarah Murphy....next week here on Seascapes Ron Coveney meets Freediving Ireland’s Feargus Callagy and he talks to Peter Conroy of Irish Tow Surf Rescue Club ..............
This week an exhibition of aerial photographs “ West Cork from the Air “ by Dennis Horgan was opened by Lord David Puttnam and the exhibition continues for the next few weeks in the Town Hall in Skibereen with stunning images of the Fastnet ; Roaringwater Bay and Crookhaven.....more on the seascapes webpage....

“Next week here on Seascapes more on Dublin Bay Cruises with Eugene Garrihy and the BioSphere with Dublin Bay BioSphere Discovery Tour Guide Dr Favel Naulty , and in a Seascapes exclusive we visit Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club and meet our sailing Olympians to coincide with the Brasil Olympic Games opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro we’ll hear from Finn Lynch ; Saskia Tidey ; Ryan Seaton and Matt McGovern and Annalise Murphy and the Irish Olympic Sailing team leader James O’Callaghan plus we meet the Commodore of Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club Roger Smith and hear about their regatta which is happening on the 13th and 14th August .....................and in our final report from Shore Shots Ron Coveney talks to Freediver Feargus Callagy and Peter Conroy of the Irish Tow Surf Rescue Club...................all that and much more here on Seascapes , until next Friday night , tight lines and fair sailing.”

Marcus Connaughton

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Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes, this week we talk to Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett about the humanitarian mission in the Mediterranean rescuing migrants in a week that saw the number of people rescued pass the ten thousand mark ................our intrepid trio of Ron Coveney, Laura Hannon and Sarah Murphy bring us a selection of reports from the Shore Shots Film Festival held in Sligo in April...they were there for Seascapes so this week in Part One we’ll be hearing from Easkey Britton; and Easkey’s mum NC Britton first here on Seascapes to Conor Galvin whom we met on Seafarers Sunday in Dublin Port at the new Seafarers Centre on a newly formed organisation .....

A historically important Polar Medal awarded to an heroic Irish sailor who was one of five men chosen by the explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton to accompany him on what is arguably the greatest open-boat journey of all time was set to be auctioned by Dix Noonan Webb in London earlier today . The unique bronze medal awarded to Able Seaman Timothy McCarthy, Royal Naval Reserve, for the epic 800-miles journey across the stormy sub-Antarctic Ocean, is expected to fetch £15,000 to £20,000 sterling at the sale of orders, decorations, medals and militaria.

You can win copies of “Shackleton’s South” as retold by John Mac Kenna in a “Real Reads” edition for youngsters with illustrations by Maurice Pierse in our Seascapes competition here next Friday....

Next to the Irish Naval Base in Haulbowline where we recently spoke with the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett ...this week saw the figure of people rescued by our Navy pass the ten thousand mark as the L.E. James Joyce took over from the recently returned L .E. Roisin .....

Next here on Seascapes to Sligo town where the Shore Shots Irish Surf Film Festival took place earlier this year, in fact back in April ................ its a festival that brings together the Irish surfing community ..........the Seascapes team was there to be sure and catch some of the action , our intrepid trio ......of Laura Hannon ; Ron Coveney and Sarah Murphy braved the elements in April and headed to the North West ..............Sarah Murphy spoke to Shane O’Donoghue, one of the Shore Shots organisers, about the origins of the festival and how film can bring together lovers of our oceans it was originally held in Dublin however it moved to the North West to the beating heart of Irish surfing where the Britton family in Rossnowlagh blazed the trail and indeed as a very young man I saw them surfing in Donegal .................

Shane O Donoghue talking to Sarah Murphy, we hear next from the mother of surfer Easkey Britton here’s NC Britton who talked to Ron Coveney...

Well from NC Britton to her daughter Easkey .... Laura Hannon spoke to one of this country’s foremost professional surfers who is an artist a scientist and an explorer , Easkey also talked about her surfing experience in Iran ..here’ s Easkey Britton ......

Easkey Britton in conversation with Laura Hannon for Seascapes, One young man whom we featured on Seascapes some years ago is Westport native Fergal Smith a former professional surfer he talked to Laura Hannon for Seascapes at Shore Shots ......

Westport ...........“Safety at Sea through War and Upheaval: Irish Lights 1911-1923” ' is an exciting new exhibition that is currently on display in Westport Town Hall Theatre.......

Next week here on Seascapes we preview the inaugural Donegal Bay Maritime Festival which coincides with the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships we’ll be speaking with Seamus Maguire about drontheims and sea shantys ; we take our second visit to the Shore Shots festival and meet Peter Conroy of the Irish Tow Surf Rescue Club ; Tim Nunn renowned surf photographer , writer and film maker and Freedive Ireland’s Feargus Callagy with the intrepid team of Ron Coveney; Laura Hannon and Sarah Murphy , and we go aboard Dublin Bay Cruises across Dublin Bay ...........all that and much more here on Seascapes , until next Friday night , tight lines and fair sailing.”

This Saturday the Inter Firm Dragon Boat Race will take place at the boardwalk on Lapps Quay in Cork between 2pm and 7pm.
There over 300 participants from 16 different companies including, Amazon, Biomarin, BMD &Co, Boston Scientific, Cork Dragons, DeCare Systems Ireland, Fireeye, Glencove Web Industries, Idle hour & Goldberg’s, Mater Private, Newsweaver, McKesson, Musgraves, Penny Dinners, Pgi and Stryker. We wish them all well

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Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of Seascapes – your maritime programme, we’ll be talking to the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett at Naval Headquarters in Haulbowline about the inaugural inter services Beaufort Cup which is being held as part of Volvo Cork Week......this weekend divers from around the country are gathering at Hook Head for the South East Rally.... Valentia Island Celebrates 150 Years of Transatlantic Communications with the BT Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Festival which takes place until this Sunday...we’ll be talking to Dr Martina Prendergast of the Ryan Institute at the National University of Ireland Galway about the SeaScienceApp .............first this week on Seascapes , last Sunday was Sea Sunday and we went along to the new Seafarers Centre in the heart of Dublin Port where the Sea Sunday Ecumenical Service was hosted by The Apostleship of the Sea –Stella Maris and Reverend Father Padraig O Cuill of the Capuchin Order and Reverend William Black , Church of Ireland of The Mission to Seafarers –Flying Angel ......one of the first people we met attending amongst many regular Seascapes listeners was historian author and photographer Pat Sweeney ......

 author of Liffey Ships and Shipbuilding ...... We also met up with Mission to Seafarers volunteer Bill Douglas

Next to the chairman of the Mission to Seafarers ....Ed Taylor

Next here on Seascapes to the Reverend Willie Black of the Mission to Seafarers who with Father Padraig O Cuill concelebrated the Ecumenical Service in the Seafarers Centre

From the Reverend William Black to Father Padraig O Cuill...

Our thanks to Rose Kearney of Stella Maris; Dermot Desmond of Mission to Seafarers for their hospitality and the many other Seascapes regulars including Joe Varley and Conor Galvin , we’ll be hearing from Conor on next Friday’s edition about the Robert Erskine Childers O.N.E.......
Next to the western seaboard and our Galway Studios to hear from Dr Martina Prendergast , Strategic Development Manager, Ryan Institute at NUI Galway......she explained how the SeaScience App came into being , its free to download from the Apple app store and Google play store for android , just search for sea science.....

Valentia Island Celebrates 150 Years of Transatlantic Communications with the BT Transatlantic Telegraph Cable Festival which takes place until this Sunday 17th in Valentia

The festival will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first successful transatlantic cable between Valentia Island and Heart’s Content, Newfoundland, laid in 1866 to connect Europe with the new world for the first time.....you can read more on the Seascapes webpage .....
The Marine Institute will host a third public information meeting on the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site, on Thursday next 21st July at 7:30pm in the Connemara Coast Hotel, Furbo, Galway. The meeting is part of the public consultation to ensure full information is provided on the Marine Institute’s foreshore lease application to upgrade test and demonstration facilities at the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site.

Next to Volvo Cork Week and the inaugural inter services Beaufort Cup , on Tuesday night we headed to the Naval Base in Haulbowline to speak with the Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett.........about the Beaufort Cup and congratulated the two crews drawn from the Defence Forces one aboard Joker 2 which won after handicaps were applied –and line honours were won by Irish Defence Forces skippered by Tom Roche they competed in the Fastnet overnight race which took place earlier this week...........

Vice Admiral Mark Mellett , Chief of Staff of The Defence Forces on The Beaufort Cup , we’ll have more from Vice Admiral Mellett on the humanitarian work being done in the Mediterranean by our valiant crews......as the LE Roisin returned to the Naval base earlier today ......
We’ll have the results of The Beaufort Cup posted on the Seascapes webpage.......

Fresh from setting a stunning new Round Ireland record last month Musandam-Oman Sail have set their sights on another milestone record in the Transat Quebec- St Malo with a match against the world’s largest Trimaran Spindrift 2 expected to push them to the limit...........

Swim Ireland will host their National Open Water Championships – 5K and 10K and Swim for a Mile Open Water (750m & 1500m) on Sunday August 7th at Coosan Point in Athlone.

Congratulations to Michael Martin and his team on The Titanic Trail in Cobh who have been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence ... well done to all ....

In Diving the South East Rally off Hook Head takes place this weekend, thanks to Denny Lawlor whom we met earlier this year in Athlone who was in touch with details ...

“That’s it for this week here on Seascapes, you can read and see more on the Seascapes webpage www.rte.ie/radio1/seascapes on the sound desk this week Niall O’ Sullivan, next week here on your martitime programme we feature the recent Shore Shots Festival in Strandhill in Sligo with the intrepid trio of Laura Hannon ; Sarah Murphy and Ron Coveney talking to surfers such as Easkey Britton ; Free Diving and much more... Conor Galvin has details on the newly formed Robert Erskine Childers ONE ; Vice Admiral Mark Mellett on the remarkable humanitarian rescue work being done by the Defence Forces in the Mediterranean , all that and much more , until next Friday night, tight lines and fair sailing. “

Marcus Connaughton
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Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes – this week we talk to sailing instructor and yachtsman Niall McAllister in Adrigole in West Cork; we have music from Eleanor Shanley and “Sail Away To The Sea”; we preview the Glandore Classic Boat Summer School, we have the second part of our conversation with John Breslin of SmartBay on how he became involved in the maritime world.............. first on Seascapes this week we talk to Open Water swimmer and Steve McQueen fan Ned Denison on the Open Water Swimming calendar and a unique swim in the Southern Hemisphere.......

Ned Denison and Open Water Swimming and that extraordinary swim around Devils Island....the Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim takes place on next Saturday 16th July ..

Originally held in 1914, the annual Vibes and Scribes Lee Swim has become one of the top open water swimming events in Ireland. The course runs through the centre of Cork City, with a distance of around 2 kilometres (1,700m downstream and 300m upstream).

Starting from a specially erected platform at the entrance of the old distillery premises on the North Mall, the contestants swim under all the bridges of the North Channel with the flow of the River Lee until they round the Port of Cork Customs House. They will then continue against the flow of the river to the finishing pontoon in front of the Clarion Hotel.

Most of the swimmers compete for age group prizes, some raise money for local charities and a good number just swim for the enjoyment of the day and the acknowledgement and encouragement of family and friends.......

Congratulations to all in Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club on the completion of the IDRA 14 class wooden dinghy – named “Wicked Sadie” and launched on the last Sunday in June, congratulations to all involved lead by Ronan Melling ...Bravo...

Last week here on Seascapes we talked to John Breslin of Smart Bay well while we were discussing the observatory in Galway Bay and the new technologies that it harnesses we wondered how he became involved in the maritime world .........

John Breslin on the exciting world of technology and the marine and the Smart Bay Observatory ....next week here on Seascapes we’ll hear about a new SeaScience App developed by the Ryan Institute at NUI Galway.....we’ll be talking to Martina Prendergast

........well from Galway to the Glandore Classic Boat Summer School which is on next weekend on Saturday 16th we have all the details on the Seascapes webpage..... speakers include Rui Ferreira, Oliver Hart, Donal Hayes, Dr.Breda Kenny, Dr Charles Luddington, Padraig Whooley, Gary McMahon, John O’Connell, Simon O’Keeffe, Vincent O’Shea, Tiernan Roe, Bill Trafford and others.

Next here on Seascapes to Adrigole in West Cork and sailing instructor , mariner and yachtsman Niall McAllister from the West Cork Sailing and Powerboat Centre .....Niall told us how he became involved and about “Jessy” his Sun Odyssey 37 ....

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Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes, we have music from Fairport Convention and “ A Sailor’s Life ” …..we visit the brand new Seafarers Centre in Dublin Port withMission to Seafarers – ships visitor Dermot Desmond and Eamonn O Reilly of Dublin Port Company ….we go aboard the Morgenster in Cork and Waterford and we’ll be hearing from a twenty one year old sail trainee on his maiden voyage from Belfast and Chairman of Sail Training Ireland – Seamus Mcloughlin …..…………..First this week to Damian Foxall’s remarkable record breaking Volvo Round Ireland record aboard Oman Sail in 38 hours and 37 minutes in the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race as Rambler 88 and George David also completed the course and may prove to be the outright winner….. ….. David Branigan was on the spot for Seascapes…

Further north on the East coast …………… Greystones Sailing Club officially opened its new premises last Sunday …. The Club, originally established in 1968, caters for over 350 members and is very much a family club, rooted in the Greystones community. We wish them well….

Next here on Seascapes to Sail Training and the recent visit of the Dutch registered brig Morgenster to both Cork and Waterford we went aboard and met up with the Chairman of Sail Training Ireland Seamus Mcloughlin when she was tied up at Albert Quay in Cork .....…

Seamus McLoughlin , Chairman of Sail Training Ireland.........

Next to Lina from Lithuania aboard Morgenster on the voyage from Belfast …

Also aboard was twenty one year old sail trainee Glenn from Northern Ireland........ …..

From Sail Trainee Glenn to the Captain of The Morgenster – Harry Mutter …..

Last Friday in Waterford with the Morgenster and the Brian Boru tied up in the heart of Waterford city we spoke to the Chief Executive of The Port of Waterford – Frank Ronan

Next here on Seascapes to to the heart of Dublin Port where last week we heard from the Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company Eamonn O Reilly , before we headed down to the new Seafarers Centre we talked about the buildings origins as the Odlums Mill canteen

We left the Dublin Port Company offices a a few hundred yards away entered the shining new Seafarers Centre ....Eamonn again..

As we were admiring the facility we spoke to a great friend of the programme Mission to Seafarers , Ships Visitor Dermot Desmond

We hope to make it along on Sunday the 10th July for Seafarers Sunday at the new centre on Alexandra Road in the heart of Dublin Port

Cobh Traditional Sail & Sea Shanty Regatta In Association with Cove Sailing Club and the Naval Service Squadron takes place this weekend with all the details on display on the Seascapes webpage......
Seascapes was at a remarkable concert “Starboard Home” in the National Concert Hall this week on Wednesday and we’ll be bring you conversations with many of the artists who participated and composed material for the occasion in the coming weeks....

“Well that’s all folks for this week ,on the sound desk this week Niall O Sullivan ………….. next Friday night here on your maritime programme Seascapes we talk to newly elected Senator Grace O’ Sullivan about Rainbow Warrior growing up beside the water in Tramore and how we can preserve and maintain our maritime heritage…..we preview the Glandore Classic Boat Summer School next month….we have a report from the Cobh Traditional Sail and Sea Shanty Regatta and with the advent of Cruise liners visiting West Cork we meet Clodagh Heneghan of Cork County Council .....all that and much more , until next Friday night , tight lines and fair sailing.”

Marcus Connaughton

 

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Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes ... we have music from Starboard Home and an exclusive wide ranging interview with the Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company – Eamonn O’ Reilly on the life of the port and its ongoing development ………….……we have music from Andy Irvine who headlines this weekend’s Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival in Ballydehob in West Cork as Molgoggers head for the Falmouth Festival we wish them fair sailing ….……..more on that competition where you can propose a youngster for a Sail Training Bursary this Summer courtesy of Sail Training Ireland and Seascapes ; we congratulate Royal Ulster Yacht Club on their 150th Anniversary with the celebrations starting this weekend …….first this week as the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race vessels and crews gather in Wicklow Sailing Club. David Branigan went along for Seascapes to Dun Laoghaire this week to have a word with record holder Brian Thompson, first we hear from Justin Slattery.....

David Branigan talking there to Justin Slattery and Brian Thompson ..the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race begins this weekend from Wicklow Sailing Club ..we’ll have a full report on next Friday's edition of Seascapes …

Further north on the East coast …………… Greystones Sailing Club will officially open its new premises this Sunday when Minister Simon Harris will perform the official opening………. The Club, originally established in 1968, caters for over 350 members and is very much a family club, rooted in the Greystones community. Initially sailing was confined to Mirror dinghies launched from a rubber mat rolled out on the shingle on North Beach with boats transported to and from the harbour on the tops of cars. The old clubhouse was built in the early 1970’s and has continued to be a part of the Greystones community since then. Now with the opening of the new facility, the club boasts over 100 dinghy’s and 20 keelboats and has one of the strongest junior sections of any club along the East Coast and is set to grow.

This weekend one of our great musical troubadours and treasures plays the Fastnet Maritime and Folk Festival Ballydehob here is the man himself Andy Irvine with this classic “Banks of Newfoundland” taken from his album Abocurragh…..

Next here on Seascapes to Dublin Port Company where we recently met up with the Chief Executive Eamonn O'Reilly and talked about the current dredging of Dublin bay to facilitate the expansion of the Alexandra Basin Container Ferry and Cruise Liner traffic and his perspective on spoil being dumped at the Burford Bank and the Starboard Home Concert in the National Concert Hall as part of the 2016 Commemorations which is on next Wednesday and Thursday…….

Finally Seascapes talked with Eamonn O Reilly about the port’s dredging spoil which is deposited on The Burford Bank in Dublin Bay since the beginning of the last century……

Eamonn O Reilly Chief Executive of Dublin Port we’ll hear more about the brand new Dublin Port Company Seafarers Centre which houses the Mission to Seafarers and Stella Maris and we’ll also be talking to Dermot Desmond Ships visitor for the Mission to Seafarers…..if you are attending the Starboard Home concert we hope to see you there also they’ve added an extra night on Thursday next …. tickets on sale now www.nch.ie

Starboard Home Features new works by Paul Noonan, James Vincent McMorrow, Cathy Davey, Duke Special, Gemma Hayes, Jape, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Lisa O’Neill, Declan O’Rourke, John Sheahan Paul Cleary and novelist Caitriona Lally.

Royal Ulster Yacht Club are celebrating their 150th anniversary
The first event of the 150th Anniversary celebrations for the Club will take place this weekend ……………The Randox Health Sigma 33 UK & Irish National Championships has attracted twenty boats from throughout the UK and Ireland. From Lough Swilly to Waterford, from the Clyde to Falmouth taking in Liverpool and the Isle of Man on the way. The visitors will join the local boats for three days of racing on the open waters of Belfast Lough.

On next Saturday 25th June there is to be an Anniversary Sail Past of all the competing boats and visitors from the other Club in Belfast Lough. This should be quite a sight with the old and the new processing past the RUYC Clubhouse along with . The Sail Past will commence at 12.00 midday and will be followed by the Club’s Annual Regatta supported by Templeton Robinson.

The fortnight of celebrations concludes on Friday 1st July with a gala dinner. The RUYC acknowledge the support of Ards and North Down Borough Council in running these special events.

“Well that’s all folks for this weekon the sound desk this week Niall O Sullivan ………….. next Friday night here on your maritime programme Seascapes we meet some Sail Training Ireland sail trainees aboard the brig “Morgenster” in Cork and Waterford and hear about their experiences at sea we talk to the Captain of the vessel Harry Muster and speak with the Chairman of Sail Training Ireland Seamus McLoughlin ………………….. we’ll have music from Fairport Convention with “A Sailor’s Life” and a report from the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race ….plus we visit the Seafarers Centre in the heart of Dublin Port all that and much more until next Friday night tight lines and fair sailing.”

Marcus Connaughton

 

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Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes ..Hello and welcome aboard Seascapes your maritime programme This week we have a preview of the Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race out of Wicklow Sailing Club which is fast approaching you can ..........Scroll down the page to listen to the podcast ....................we meet Marine Biologist Dr Tim Butter on the issue of Dumping in Dublin Bay and the view taken by the Irish Underwater Council .....................Ron Coveney on his late dearly beloved grandfather and the tale of the Nelly Fleming which sailed out of Youghal.........Pierce Purcell of The Irish Sailing Association is in our Galway Studios from where he brings us news of a dinghy festival which is part of Dinghy West Regatta out of Galway Bay Sailing Club ....we have the results of our Seascapes competition for copies of Harding McGregor Dunnett’s “ Shackleton’s Boat – The Story of the James Caird” and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s Respect the Water Campaign was launched this week ................first this week to the maritime town of Youghal where Ron Coveney remembers how his late grandfather Patrick Joseph Ahearn told the story to Noel Cronin on Community Radio Youghal and to Ron how he was the last to see the Nelly Fleming ..........

Ron Coveney who assembled the tale of The Nelly Fleming for Seascapes ....... those audio extracts of Ron’s late grandfather Patrick Joseph Ahearn in conversation with Noel Cronin were originally broadcast on Community Radio Youghal ........

Marine Notice No. 26 of 2016

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has received reports of vessels’ propellers becoming entangled in ropes of Marker Buoys used to indicate the position of pots used for fishing Lobster, Crab, or other fish or shellfish. This can occur because the length of rope used to fix Marker Buoys is too long, resulting in the line floating on or just below the surface.

The use of too long a line of rope can result in a situation where even vessels that have taken a wide berth around Marker Buoys could have their propellers fouled by the rope.

Fishers who carry out pot fishing (whether commercially or non-commercially) are reminded of their obligation to other users of the sea.

Furthermore, non-commercial pot fishers are reminded of the regulations recently made by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine covering such activity (S.I. No. 31 of 2016 Non-Commercial Pot Fishing (Lobster and Crab) Regulations 2016) which inter alia limits the numbers of pots permitted per boat to a maximum of six, and such pot fishing to the months of May to September.

Any mariners who spot any Marker Buoys/Ropes (or any other object) in the water which is deemed to represent a danger to navigation should communicate information on same to other vessels in the area and to the Irish Coast Guard, or to the local competent authority so that a hazard warning can be issued if appropriate, and any required follow-up action can be taken.

Dredging on the Burford Bank

Next here on Seascapes to Dublin Bay and the concerns being raised by the Irish Underwater Council about the spoil from dredging on the Burford Bank , they have no argument with the Dublin Port Company but question the methods of the Environmental Protection Agency ...... we talked to Marine Biologist and diver Dr Tim Butter about his early interest in the marine and what the concerns of the diving community are ....

Dr Tim Butter talking to Seascapes about the dredging of Dublin Bay , here on Seascapes next Friday we’ll be speaking with Eamonn O’Reilly , Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company in a wide ranging interview on the dredging operation , the newly opened Seafarers Centre and the Starboard Home concert in the National Concert Hall later this month.....

Dinghy Festival

So on to Galway and to Pierce Purcell – on the Dinghy Festival happening next month in Galway Bay Sailing Club and other activities on the Western seaboard....

Galway Bay Sailing club's specially set up website for information on theevent.www.dinghyfest.com as part of the Access and Participation Strategy of ISA this is part of the Try Sailing initiative to encourage bigger and better regional events encouraging sailors to travel and support their classes.

One of the next big events is a 1720 White Sails Try Sailing Challenge to be held as part of Cork Week. Many clubs are entering teams and encouraging at least one junior to be part of the crew. Royal Cork are training a team from a local company who up to a couple of weeks ago never sailed before as their representatives.

The 2016 Cork City Marathon took place last Bank Holiday Monday there was a 5 person relay team supporting the RNLI, Paula Mulcahy, Tom O'Connor, Olivia Wall, Jane Carbery and ouresteemed colleague John Lynch. ....bravo all for raising funds for the lifeboats....you can see their photo on the Seascapes webpage

RNLI

The RNLI this week launched its annual national drowning prevention campaign, Respect the Water, and this year the charity is warning the public to watch out for key dangers that can catch people out in or near water.

The campaign which will run throughout the summer months comes a week after the RNLI, the Coast Guard and Irish Water Safety issued a joint statement advising caution to those engaged in recreational activities in or near water during hot weather as the number of call outs rose sharply.

To our Seascapes competition which was for copies of The Story of the James Caird by Harding McGregor Dunnett courtesy of The Collins Press ...the winners who correctly ansewered that the whaling station was in Stromness are .....

David Bannister, Raheen , Limerick

Grace Tierney , Stamullen, Co Meath

Dave Atrill ,Little Oakley, Harwich

The World Ships Society

Next to the era of the Cold War with shades of the Hunt for Red October , we met up with Captain Dan Conley who was a guest of The World Ships Society , Cobh Branch and was a visitor to the Irish Naval base on Haulbowline where he gave an illustrated talk on his submarine exploits, we asked him about the reality of life below the waves and the legacy of Clare man John Philip Holland...........

Captain Dan Conley author of “Cold War Command “ and distinguished submariner who we met when he was a recent guest of the World Ships Society , Cobh Branch and gave a highly entertaining illustrated talk at the Naval Base in Haulbowline....

“ Cork and Irish rowing was shocked by the unexpected death of Paul ( Sindy ) McCarthy of Cork Boat Club. Involved in rowing all his life, Sindy, as he was known to all, won the 1987/88 Cork Sculling Ladder and the Men’s Intermediate Eight Championship of Ireland with Cork Boat Club in 1990.

In between, he competed with Clonmel Rowing Club at Henley Royal Regatta when they were short a few decent oarsmen.

Paul is survived by his wife Claire and daughter Fia. He will be missed by all. May he rest in peace.”

This year’s must-see summer exhibition, ‘Race to the End of the Earth’ from the American Museum of Natural History, will be on display at Titanic Belfast for the first time, from 25th June to 28th August.

“ Next week here on Seascapes , Eamonn O Reilly , Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company in a wide ranging interview talks to Seascapes about “ Starboard Home” – the premiere of which takes place on Wednesday 22nd June in The National Concert Hall and the daily work of this country’s busiest port , we’ll meet some of the Sail trainees who crewed on the visiting “Morgenster “ as part of Sail Training Ireland’s Summer programme....,we visit the newly opened “ Seafarers Centre on Alexandra Road in Dublin Port where we met Ships Visitor ,Dermot Desmond of The Mission to Seafarers in a magnificent facility that they share with Stella Maris....funded and built by the Dublin Port Company and with a major contribution from the International Transport Federation – the seamen’s union ...all that and much more here on Seascapes , until next Friday night , tight lines and fair sailing .”

Record 65 yachts to arrive in Wicklow Town for 2016 Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race

On Saturday 18th June, the epic Volvo Round Ireland departs Wicklow Bay… this is one of the biggest and most gruelling off-shore challenges in the world attracting entrants from all 5 continents.

This is the biggest ever race since the race was founded in 1980 with a record 65 entrants starting to arrive next week (that compares with just 36 entries over the last two sailings of the race).

Some of the biggest and fastest will take part in this year’s race, including the UK’s fastest off-shore yacht – the spectacular Mod 70 Concise Ten.

Meanwhile renowned US sailor, Lloyd Thornburg will be bringing his MOD 70 Phaedo 3 to Wicklow following an incredibly successful run of world records and regatta wins. The world-famous superfast multihull, capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots, has already set multiple speed records on the international circuit.

In a major nod towards the prestige of the Volvo Round Ireland, the Sultanate of Oman is sending their flagship trimaran, the magnificent Mod 70 Musandam-Oman Sail, to compete in this year’s race.

They will be joined by yachts of all sizes including small two-handers with family crews. As the race is all on handicap, the tiny boats have just as much of a chance of winning as the super yachts. 

 

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Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes ...this week more on Cork Harbour Festival with Eimear Fitzgerald of Meitheal Mara ....... as boats are back in the water its time to get those Life Jacketss tested but more importantly if your near the water this weekend wear a lifejacket ..... we meet Liam Meagher and hear about The Rebel Plunge; reporter Joe MAG RAOILLAIGH on Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s – Fishing for Litter campaign on board ; British Ambassador to Ireland Dominick Chilcott on HMS Caroline and the Battle of Jutland as HMS Caroline opened this week to visitors in Belfast ............ author of The Lure of Far Away Places - Norman Freeman on “Tragedy off the coast of Brazil which features in his recent book ...music from Molgoggers fresh from their recent visit to the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival and “Hard on the Beach Oar” .......first this week on Seascapes to a new initiative ....... Marine litter currently poses a dire, vast and growing threat to the marine and coastal environment.... that's according to the United Nations Environment Programme that advises the UN on environmental matters. Every year millions of tons of manmade litter ends up in the world oceans, much of it that lasts for years as we heard from students in Midleton some months ago ......... our waters are no exception and litter is now a constant presence.......... That's why Bord Iascaigh Mhara the seafood development agency is asking Irish fishing boats to start fishing for litter..... here's a report from RTE’s Joe MAG RAOILLAIGH aboard the Celtic Chieftain prawn trawler...........Scroll down the page to listen to the podcast

That was skipper of the Celtic Chieftain Patrick Smyth finishing that report for Seascapes from Joe Mag Raollaigh and further information about Bord Iascaigh Mhara’s Fishing for Litter programme is available from the agency......

Clare County Council is urging visitors to Clare’s main beaches this June Bank Holiday Weekend to take responsibility for their rubbish by bringing it home with them.

The Council has employed additional resources to deal with the increase in litter that has resulted from the rise in visitor numbers to beaches such as Kilkee, Lahinch and Spanish Point. The local authority says it is also installing additional refuse facilities at Clare’s Blue Flags in an effort to minimise littering while litter wardens have been deployed to monitor littering activity.

Next here on Seascapes to the Cork Harbour Festival which runs over the coming week ..Eimear Fitzgerald of Meitheal Mara who previewed Ocean to City – An Ras Mor last Friday has more this week ...

Eimear Fitzgerald of Meitheal Mara on The Cork Harbour Festival....

Across the harbour, East Cork communities can enjoy a bonanza of outdoor fun. Swell Surf School will offer special rates on surfing and coasteering lessons, Whitegate Rowing Club will host a coastal rowing regatta, and Aghada Eco Adventures will host an afternoon of free family fun with kayaking and water trampolining! For those with an archaeological interest, Neptune Kayak offer a unique tour to visit Ireland’s only inter-tidal megalithic tomb at Poulnalibe creek, Rostellan.

Crosshaven, Passage West and Cobh will all host events, with the Irish Navy offering a glimpse into life in the defence forces, with free naval vessel tours in Cobh. Cork Nature Network will lead a scenic harbour bird watching walk along Mahon Point, and Cork Singer’s Club will round off a busy day with a rousing evening of sea shanties and folksong at ‘Songs of the Sea’ in the Spailpín Fánach, Cork City. The full festival programme of over 50 events is available online at www.corkharbourfestival.com

You can visit the oldest yacht club in the world the Royal Cork and Try Sailing or hear about the history of the club from archivist Dermot Burns ....

Next here on Seascapes from the Cork Harbour Festival to South America and this tale from the writer and broadcaster Norman Freeman taken from his most recent collection of stories “ The Lure of Far Away Places “ ....this a “Tragedy off the Coast of Brazil “ .....

Tragedy Off the Coast of Brazil by Norman Feeman....this week saw the centenary of the Battle of Jutland and the opening in Belfast in The Titanic Quarter of the only surviving vessel whicxh has been restored the HMS Caroline which we hope to bring you more about in coming months ...however lets hear from the British Ambassador to Ireland HE Dominick Chilcott whom we spoke to some time ago about the vessel....

Seascapes and Sail Training Ireland are offering the opportunity to one lucky individual between the age of 18 to 30 to a complimentary bursary voyage on board one of Sail Training Ireland’s vessels this season .
What we want you to do is write to us and in no more than 400 words tell us about an individual that you would care to nominate for this bursary and why

...you can send your correspondence by letter to Sail Training Ireland Bursary, Seascapes , RTE Radio 1, Fr Mathew Street, Cork or by email to [email protected] .
The closing date for entries for this Seascapes / Sail Training Ireland Bursary is Friday 24th June and we’ll be announcing the winner on Seascapes on Friday 1st July . The judging panel will be drawn from the Seascapes team and the board of Sail Training Ireland ....so send those letters and emails now...we’ll have all the details on the Seascapes webpage.......www.rte.ie/radio1/seascapes you can also visit the Sail Training Ireland website which is www.sailtrainingireland.com

Finally this week to the Rebel Plunge – which takes place on the River Lee next week ...Liam Meagher has all the details

You can read more about Open Water Swimming on the Seascapes webpage .....Do take care on or near the water ......

Well that’s about it for this week , on the sound desk this week Niall O Sullivan , next week here on Seascapes we meet Submariner Captain Dan Conley , author of “Cold War Command” who was a recent visitor and guest of the World Ship Society , Cobh Branch when we met up at the Naval Base in Haulbowline.....we bring you the story of the Nelly Fleming which sailed out of Youghal and was the subject of a recent book by Mike Hackett, Ron Coveney tells us about his strong family ties to the Nelly Fleming and the bond that existed between himself and his grandfather who sailed aboard the vessel..... Pierce Purcell has news of activity on the Western seaboard ...... we’ll have the results of our James Caird competition and as concern mounts over the dumping of spoil in Dublin Bay at the Burford Bank we talk to diver and Marine biologist Tim Butter about the site which is in a Special Area of Conservation........All that and much more here on Seascapes , until next Friday night, tight lines and fair sailing .”

Marcus Connaughton

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Hello and welcome aboard this week’s edition of your maritime programme Seascapes, this week we hear from Gery Flynn, Features Editor of Inshore Ireland magazine about the latest edition ; before we preview the Cork Harbour Festival next Friday we hear from Eimear Fitzgerald about Ocean to City – An Ras Mor which goes ahead next weekend ; Hugh Oram on the shipbuilding tradition in Waterford and Whyte’s ...........This weekend the Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival is in full swing where you can see a replica of the James Caird bound for Dingle about which we’ll hear more shortly and we have copies of Harding McGregor Dunnett’s book “The Story of the James Caird “ courtesy of The Collins Press .... the United States Coastguard Cutter Eagle pays a visit to Dublin’s Sir John Rogerson Quay – not to be missed and we have details of a Sail Training Ireland / Seascapes competition for a voyage aboard one of their vessels this Summer and how you can take part by nominating an individual between 18 to 30 years of age......first on Seascapes to the 2nd year of the Marine Industry Awards hosted by the National Maritime College of Ireland which will be held at the end of next month as part of Sea Fest , so we met up with Kevin O Driscoll here on Seascapes to hear about the Awards

Those Marine Awards take place in Galway on 30th June.....
Next here on Seascapes to our Galway Studios where the Features Editor of Inshore Ireland magazine has all the detail on their Spring issue....

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America’s Tall Ship, arrived in Dublin, on Thursday, Eagle will moor up at Sir Rogerson’s Quay Wall.......... Barque Eagle will be open for free public tours on the following dates and times:

• Saturday, May 28th: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
• Sunday, May 29th: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
• Monday, May 30th: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

At 90 meters (295ft) in length, Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in United States government service. Constructed in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, , and originally commissioned as Horst Wessell by the German Navy,
Eagle was a war reparation for the United States following World War II. Eagle is a three-masted barque with more than 6797 square meters (22,300 sqFt) of sail and 9.7 kilometers of rigging. Eagle has served as a classroom at sea to future Coast Guard officers since 1946, offering an at-sea leadership and professional development experience as part of the Coast Guard Academy curriculum.

The last time Barque Eagle visited here was to the port of Waterford in 2011 a month prior to The Tall Ships visit........ After departing Dublin, Eagle will set her course for London,
For a continuous stream of information about Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, including port cities, tour schedules, current events and cadet and active duty crewmember photographs, follow the “U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle” Facebook page. All U.S. Coast Guard imagery is public domain and can be shared widely.

Next here on Seascapes to Eimear Fitzgerald of Meitheal Mara with the details of next weekend’s Ocean to City – An Ras Mor...

Later this year on Seascapes , your maritime programme we’ll be bringing news of a major development to create awareness of the work done by Sail Training Ireland whom we’ve featured regularly on the programme since their foundation and indeed covered their annual awards ceremony at the beginning of the year. Sail Training Ireland is the National Sail Training Organisation of Ireland and a Charity with Youth Development at its core. Their aim is to make Sail Training voyages on Tall Ships and Sailing Vessels accessible for the young people of Ireland.
Sail Training Ireland is a member of Sail Training International and represents Ireland on the International Council and Board of Trustees of Sail Training International. As it happens in the coming weeks this year’s programme of opportunities for Sail Trainees takes off in earnest with the chance for those interested to go aboard the various vessels being used by Sail Training Ireland including “The Maybe” ; “The Spirit of Oysterhaven” and latest addition “The Brian Boru” .

To coincide with the imminent visit of the “Morgenster “ which we were last aboard at Drogheda’s Maritime Festival last Summer we have a special announcement to make here on Seascapes.

In my role as Goodwill Ambassador for Sail Training Ireland sporting my snazziest bow tie .........Seascapes and Sail Training Ireland are offering the opportunity to one lucky individual between the age of 18 to 30 to a complimentary bursary voyage on board one of Sail Training Ireland’s vessels this season . What we want you to do is write to us and in no more than 400 words tell us about an individual that you would care to nominate for this bursary and why ...you can send your correspondence by letter to Sail Training Ireland Bursary, Seascapes , RTE Radio 1, Fr Mathew Street, Cork or by email to [email protected] .
The closing date for entries for this Seascapes / Sail Training Ireland Bursary is Friday 24th June and we’ll be announcing the winner on Seascapes on Friday 1st July . The judging panel will be drawn from the Seascapes team and the board of Sail Training Ireland ....so send those letters and emails now...we’ll have all the details on the Seascapes webpage.......www.rte.ie/radio1/seascapes you can also visit the Sail Training Ireland website which is www.sailtrainingireland.com
Those details on those Sail Training opportunities ....can be found on the Seascapes webpage but do hurry as there are only a few berths available ......

Hugh Oram on the historic port of Waterford anmd the Whytes ........you can read more about the great Clippers in Daniel J Nolan’s fine book on the topic.....
Kevin Kenny of Athy Heritage Centre has been in touch with a link to details of the James Caird installation The website for the JamesCaird100 is www.JamesCaird100.org.
, at the end of last year we spoke to Brendan O Brien , gransdson of Tom Crean about the vessel....

Brendan O Brien talking to Seascapes about the James Caird , to win those copies of Harding McGregor Dunnett’s book just name the whaling station that a hundred years ago last weekend as Eugen Furlong reminded us was indentified by Crean and Shackleton by the seal factory whistle.....

“Next week here on Seascapes we talk to Eimear Fitzgerald about the Cork Harbour Festival ; we’ll have music from The Molgoggers ; Joe MagRiollaig brings us news of a Bord Iascaigh Mhara initiative “Fishing for Litter” ....we hear about the Rebel Plunge ; more on that bursary courtesy of Seascapes and Sail Training Ireland ..............all that and much here on Seascapes , until next Friday night , tight lines and fair sailing. “

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