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BBC1's Bloodlands stars James Nesbitt and was filmed on Srangford Lough
Bloodlands is a new crime thriller following DCI Tom Brannick, played by Co Antrim born actor James Nesbitt and filmed in Northern Ireland, principally in Strangford Lough. It's a classic Jed Mercurio executive produced thriller written by Chris Brandon who…
Arthus Bertrand’s documentary “Home” from 2009 portrays “the beautiful diversity of our ecosystem
Climate change and its impact on sea and land is the theme of this year’s “Night of Ideas” festival hosted by the French embassy. The “Green Night of Ideas” lasts the month of February, with films available to view for…
The Nationwide team catch up with Henry O’Donnell and his support vessel Tor Dearg
A Donegal swimmer’s epic challenge to circumnavigate the island of Ireland will feature on RTÉ Nationwide tonight, Wednesday 6 January. As reported in October on Afloat.ie, Henry O’Donnell has been donning his fins and taking to the water — as…
Lough Derg RNLI’s inshore lifeboat Jean Spicer
Tuesday 13 October at 8pm is the date and time for your TV diary to see the volunteer crew of Lough Derg RNLI feature in the current series of Saving Lives at Sea on BBC Two. Viewers will see Lough…
A still from BBC One NI’s Belfast Lough: Cruises, Cranes and Cargo
A new TV series beginning tomorrow night (Tuesday 14 April) on BBC One Northern Ireland puts Belfast Harbour in the starring role. Today’s Belfast Telegraph features the three-part documentary, Belfast Harbour: Cruises, Cranes and Cargo, which was filmed in the…
Galway Hookers Macdara and An Tonaí will feature in the second series of Bádóiri starting tonight on TG4
On the western edge of Europe lies a unique culture that depended and fought with the Atlantic Ocean for thousands of years. It is the native sailboat, the Galway Hooker, that sustained this poorest of communities, and the new generation…
New TG4 Documentary Reaches Into Heart & Soul Of Irish Coast Guard
Following January’s film on Ireland’s offshore fishing industry, the latest episode of TG4 documentary series Tabú reaches into the heart and soul of the Irish Coast Guard — as told by the coastguard members in their own words. In the…
Adrian Chiles visiting Belfast Harbour for BBC Two series Our Coast
TV presenter Adrian Chiles will be seen helping to steer a boat into Belfast Harbour and getting behind the controls of a crane in the docks on network television. The BBC Two programme has an entire episode (3) from 'Our…
Scene from one of the many trawlers filmed for the new series of Tabú on TG4
The owner of a fishing trawler that took part in a new TG4 documentary series has revealed that the vessel caught fire and sinking during filming. According to the Irish Examiner, the Susanne II was one of several vessels being…
The fishing port of Castletownbere in County Cork
Despite having the richest fishing waters in Europe, Ireland’s fishing industry and fishing communities are swimming against the tide. A new documentary series begins on TG4 on Wednesday, 8th January called Tabú. This first episode, called "Gafa sna Líonta" and chronicles fishermen's' stories…
Lifeboat volunteers from Ballycotton RNLI and Crosshaven RNLI
Volunteer lifeboat crews from Crosshaven and Ballycotton RNLI in Cork will share their own stories of how they got involved with the lifesaving charity on TV for RTÉ One’s Nationwide this coming Wednesday 18 December. And the two stations will…
New Online Resources Bring ‘Ireland’s Deep Atlantic’ Into The Classroom
TV documentary Ireland’s Deep Atlantic will feature in new online classroom resources for Junior Cert students, it has been announced. Ireland’s Deep Atlantic — produced by Sea Fever Productions and supported by the Marine Institute, BAI and the Environmental Protection…
Enda O'Conieen
On RTE's Nationwide programme this Monday evening at 19:00, Donal Byrne meets Enda O'Coineen to talk about his attempt to sail solo around the world and how it almost ended in disaster. The programme features some dramatic and poignant footage…
Cumar – a Galway Rhapsody explores the influences of Connemara’s Atlantic landscape and Galway on seven artists, including novelist Mike McCormack (left) and comedian Tommy Tiernan
Galway’s “edge of the world” situation between river, lake and sea has inspired a documentary which secured a top award earlier this week at the Irish Film Festival London writes Lorna Siggins The documentary entitled Cumar – a Galway Rhapsody…
Philip Boucher Hayes presents Hot Air: Ireland’s Climate Crisis tonight on RTÉ One
Following last night’s stark warning for Irish coastal cities and towns, RTÉ’s On Climate season of TV programmes continues tonight (Tuesday 12 November) with a look at how climate change, pollution and overfishing have directly affected biodiversity around Ireland’s coasts.…
Gerald Fleming presents Will Ireland Survive 2050? on RTÉ One tonight
“The sea will come and take” Dublin and Cork by 2050 if nothing is done to deal with the consequences of climate change, Gerald Fleming will say in an RTÉ TV documentary tonight as The Irish Times reports. The former…

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