Presenter Mary Kennedy spent a couple of days in Galway Harbour, talking to some of the key figures involved in the festival and enjoying some of the activities and events on offer.
She interviewed famous wildlife cameraman Doug Allan, who has captured amazing footage on documentaries including Blue Planet, Frozen Planet and Ocean Giants. Doug was at SeaFest all weekend to give talks about his experiences filming in some of the wildest and most remote places on earth.
The programme will feature an interview with Irish underwater cameraman Ken O’Sullivan. His documentary Ireland’s Deep Atlantic on RTÉ captured the attention of the nation with groundbreaking footage of sea creatures in Irish waters.
Nationwide also met with Marine Institute chief executive Dr Peter Heffernan, who spoke about the marine economy and last week’s Our Ocean Wealth Summit, as well as some of the technology innovations highlighted at the Marine Ireland Trade Show during the festival.
SeaFest features on Nationwide this tomorrow evening (Wednesday 4 July) on RTÉ One at 7pm, and will be available to watch online via RTÉ Player for 28 days afterwards.