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River Barrow Features on Sky's 'Distance Shores' TV Series
The River Barrow, Graignamanagh, St. Mullins and a boat trip from New Ross to Hook Head features on the new series of Distant Shores, a sailing adventure TV series where an American couple Paul and Sheryl Shard undertake different voyages.…
How Can Clubs Cash in on Sailing's Spectator Appeal?
#SAILING – Can sailing be a spectator sport for a live audience or for direct transmission on television? Magheramore says it is already happening but the challenge is for clubs and classes to find a way to capitalise on the…
Combating Piracy off the Seychelles
#ON THE TV – In tomorrow's concluding two-part documentary 'Hostile Environment' (RTE 1, 21.35) actor Liam Cunningham explores the criminal world in the Seychelles. Also examined is the role of anti-piracy work, as almost one third of all the oil…
On The TV: Sky's 'Treasure Island'
#ON THE TV – As previously reported on Afloat. ie, the first of a new two-part adaptation of Treasure Island which was partially shot in Ireland is to screened tonight at 7pm on the Sky HD 1 and Sky 1…
Ahoy Me Irish Hearties as “Treasure Island” Sets Sail for TV Screenings
#ON THE TV-It's just over a year ago to when filming took place for parts of the TV Movie "Treasure Island" off Dalkey Island, as previously reported on Fans of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson 18th century tale can…
Discovery Channel Airs Clipper Documentary
From this weekend, Discovery channel has confirmed that it will start screening Against the Tide, the television series about Clipper 09-10, on Discovery, Discovery HD and their +1 counterparts with the first episode scheduled to go out today (Sunday 23…
New Irish Language TV Series Unlocks Secrets of Ireland's Marine Environment
Ireland’s unexplored 220-million-acre marine environment will be revealed in a landmark new TV series which began last week. As previously reported on, Farraigí na hÉireann (Seas of Ireland) is a new six-part Irish-language series on Ireland's marine wildlife, which…
Open Your Eyes to the Seas of Ireland
An exciting new six-part T.V. marine wildlife series 'Farraigí na hÉireann' (Seas of Ireland), the first to be dedicated entirely within our shores and also produced at home is to be broadcast by TG4 next Tuesday (20th Sept) at 8pm.…
Olympian and Traditional Boat Builder Team up for New Build of Shannon Class
A former Olympian's 'mid-life crisis' and a love of  traditional boat building has led to a unique partnership in Roscommon where the art of clinker boat construction is being kept alive. 85–year–old boat builder Jimmy Furey, the doyene of the…
New TV Documentary: 'Smugglers'
'Smugglers' is the first of a new two-part documentary narrated by Samuel West which is to start this Tuesday on UTV at 9pm. The programme follows a customs cutter crew from the UK Border Agency as it stops a container…
Clipper Race Doc Goes Global on UK television
Against the Tide, the six-part international documentary series about the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race – the only global ocean race to be contested by people from all walks of life – is to be launched in the UK…
A Century of Sailing: Documentary Launch
A little fleet of boats based in Howth has sailed through three centuries to become the oldest one-design yachts in the world still racing. How did they do it? The answer is an "extraordinary love story" of passion, pride and…
Replica 600 BC ship on BBC2's Ancient Worlds
Tonight on BBC2 the replica sixth century wooden vessel Phoenicia will make an appearance in the new BBC documentary series Ancient Worlds. More on the boat HERE.
New series of 'Customs' on RTÉ One
The second series of 'Customs' returns to television screens next Wednesday (17 November) on RTÉ One at 8.30pm. The Revenue Commissioners customs cutter, RCC Faire, which officially entered service in October of last year, will feature in the new series. RCC Faire at…
New series of 'Customs' on RTÉ One
The second series of 'Customs' returns to television screens next Wednesday (17 November) on RTÉ One at 8.30pm. The series will also feature the Revenue Commissioners customs cutter, RCC Faire, which officially entered service in October of last year. To…
Channel 4 to Broadcast Documentary on Britain's Round the Island Race'
'Spectacular', 'awe-inspiring' and 'exhilarating' are all words attributed to the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race and if you were one of the 16,000 sailors who took part this year, you will have the chance to re-live your…

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