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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 colleagues...it 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…
An Cósta Thiar - a new TG4 Maritime TV series
The "culture, challenges and benefits" of living on the Atlantic seaboard are explored in a new TG4 Maritime TV series broadcast from this week. Áine Ní Bhreisleáin, presenter of Bladhaire on Raidió na Gaeltachta and co-presenter of Beo ar Éigean…
“Iontas na bhFarraigí Ceilteachta” is a three-part series presented by Eoin Warner which will be broadcast on TG4 from January 12th.
The courtship rituals of bottle-nosed dolphins, basking sharks congregating off the Irish coast and the sex-shifting cuckoo wrasse are documented in a new wildlife series on the Celtic coasts. “Iontas na bhFarraigí Ceilteachta” is a three-part series presented by Eoin…
Pat Mhichael during the construction of a 'bhád nua'
The Conamara family of sailors known as Clann Johnny Jimmy Pheaitín are profiled in a documentary on TG4. Pádraig, Jimmy and Seáinín are “Na Jimmys”, associated with the Galway Hooker An Mhaighdean Mhara. The programme “Bádóirí- Na Jimmys” interviews the…
Dorice, Hilda and Morse, the characters in the drama-documentary about a forgotten murder on TG4 this week
When Hilda Hunter eloped with Hori Morse on the SS Barrabool to Australia, little did she know that she would become the last victim of the Auxiliaries. She was on board another vessel, SS Medic, and trying to escape from…
Carnsore/Rosslare Coast Guard volunteers coordinating with gardaí in a search of the beach
Carnsore/Rosslare Coast Guard is featured in the third episode of Ireland’s Unidentified Bodies, now streaming on the Virgin Media Player. The episode glimpses into the coastguard’s part in assisting in a search for remains off the coast of Wexford. As…

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