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Mussenden Temple and Downhill Beach
Searching online for B&B by the Sea more than likely brings up a list of Bed and Breakfasts, but there is soon to be aired a 15-part series of BBC programmes with that title. It is billed as “ A…
The RV Tom Crean features on RTÉ Nationwide this Monday, 7th November on RTÉ One at 7p
Ireland’s newest national marine research vessel, the RV Tom Crean, will feature on RTÉ Nationwide on Monday, 7th November, at 7 pm on RTÉ One. Ireland’s latest marine research vessel is named the RV Tom Crean after the legendary Irish…
The River Blackwater is the focus of new TG4 series
The river Blackwater which rises in Kerry and flows into the Celtic Sea in Co Cork’s Youghal, has inspired a new four-part TV series on TG4. Presenter Diarmuid Ó Drisceoil follows in the footsteps of Annraoi Ó Liatháin using his…
Marine Services enlisted the help of Michael Staff who still builds Galway Hooker boats to this day, and Sean Devane, who is extremely experienced in transporting these period boats, which were rented with their skippers for the Banshees of Inisherrin film
One of Ireland's most eagerly awaited films releases in cinemas this Friday, the 21st of October 2022. On a remote island off the coast of Ireland, Pádraic is devastated when his buddy Colm suddenly puts an end to their lifelong…
Entitled Rúin ón Spéir, the new Aerial Documentary Series for TG4 was  filmed from the air during the autumn at various locations, including Killiney, County Dublin above
The chequered history of a Viking prison island, a sinister story about a hidden beach known as the “Back of Beyond”, and how seaweed restored the fortunes of a seaside town are themes in a new aerial documentary about Ireland…
The crew of the Killary Flyer (l-r) Jamie Young, Vincent Monahan, Marieke Lexmond, Ciaran Lennon, Pauline Jordan and Menno Westendorp
Three years ago, adventurer Jamie Young set sail for Greenland on his 15 metre (50ft) aluminium yacht, Killary Flyer as Afloat reported here. The 1500 nautical mile course aimed to take Young and his crew to the West Greenland coastline,…
 A new BBC eight-part documentary series on Scottish western Isles operator CalMac, its staff and the communities it serves is to appear on screens next year. CalMac is the largest domestic ferry operator in the UK, with routes on the Clyde and linking the Hebridean Islands. Above several crew members of Finnlaggen, Afloat which adds operates to Islay off south-west Scotland.
A new BBC documentary series will go behind the scenes to report on the working lives of the crew and staff who serve the Scottish west coast communities across the CalMac ferry network. It will also focus on many of…
Rescue 118 landing at Blacksod lighthouse
“They were our friends, our was just hard to comprehend that we were trying to rescue the rescuers themselves...” These are some of the comments made by members of a Mayo community, recorded by filmmaker Fergus Sweeney, for a…
Currach rowers - Rachel Feeney, Kate Finegan, Kate Nic Chonaonaigh, and Kelly Gough. The intimate character drama set in the Kerry gaeltacht 'Tarrac', screens at the Galway Film Fleadh 2022
Rowing a currach across Kerry waters features in one of five TG4 projects to be screened at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh which opens this week. Four of the actors in the film, entitled Tarrac, take to their oars on…
Radio producer Sarah Blake received the award in Quimper, Brittany
The RTÉ Documentary on One production Miracle in Galway Bay, which told the story of stranded paddleboarders Sara Feeney and Ellen Glynn, has won Best Radio Documentary at the Celtic Media Festival in Brittany. In the documentary, Sara Feeney and…
Valentia Island lighthouse in County Kerry features in the Great Lighthouses of Ireland, programme three on Sunday, May 22nd, RTÉ One
Great Lighthouses of Ireland (series two, programme three) continues this Sunday, May 22nd 2022 on RTÉ One TV at 6.30 pm Lighthouse technology is constantly evolving, ensuring that lights are as bright as possible for the safety of the mariner…
Series two, programme two of The Great Lighthouses of Ireland will feature The Bull Rock on Sunday, May 15th on RTÉ One
The hugely popular* Great Lighthouses of Ireland is back for a second series with more stories about the lighthouses around Ireland’s coast and the extraordinary men and women who lived and worked in them, including the lightship keepers whose working…
Starting at the Fastnet (above) off the Co. Cork coast, one of the world’s finest lighthouses, Great Lighthouses of Ireland, series two, programme one airs on Sunday, May 8th, RTÉ One
The hugely popular* Great Lighthouses of Ireland is back for a second series with more stories about the lighthouses around Ireland’s coast and the extraordinary men and women who lived and worked in them, including the lightship keepers whose working…
Nationwide presenter Anne Cassin at Grand Canal Dock
Tune into this past Wednesday’s edition of Nationwide on the RTÉ Player to catch presenter Anne Cassin taking in the sights of Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock from the water. Anne joins a tour hosted by Jim O’Riordan of the Inland Waterways…
Former ferry Captain, 84-year-old John Murray features in the first episode of the Chronicles of Strangford
The first of the BBC NI Series, The Chronicles of Strangford aired on Monday, 17th January. The maritime TV series will cover the four seasons on this stunning part of Co Down, beginning with this week's episode on Autumn. It…
The late Jim Fahy and his wife Christina, both keen sailors
Tributes have been paid among the west coast’s sailing community to former RTÉ western editor Jim Fahy who died late last week at the age of 75. The journalist’s association with Galway Bay Sailing Club (GBSC) since its foundations were…

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