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Sailing By: Celebrating 25 Years of Seascapes on RTE Radio 1, edited by Marcus Connaughton

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Sailing By: Celebrating 25 Years of Seascapes on RTE Radio 1, edited by Marcus Connaughton

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A specially chosen selection of material broadcast on Seascapes, RTÉ Radio 1’s dedicated maritime programme

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Sailing By features a specially chosen selection of material broadcast on Seascapes, RTÉ Radio 1’s dedicated maritime programme. Originally developed and presented by Tom MacSweeney, who retired in 2009, the helm has passed on to Marcus Connaughton who now presents and produces the weekly programme. Essays include:

 Sailor and explorer Paddy Barry’s circumnavigation of the island of Ireland
 W.M. Nixon on Ireland’s sailing tradition
 Pete Hogan on building his own boat and sailing it down the coast of California, through the Panama Canal and across the Atlantic to Ireland
 Historian Dr Michael Martin on Ireland’s emigrant and convict ship trail
 The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, by Dick Robinson
 Fishing and Harvesting the Sea with Jason Whooley, former Chief Executive of Bord Iascaigh Mhara
 Gerald Butler, one of Ireland’s last lightkeepers, on the tragic 1979 Fastnet yacht race
 Trade unionist Francis Devine on Irish seafarers and trade union organisation
 Former Flag Officer of the Naval Service, Commodore John Kavanagh, on Ireland’s Naval and Merchant Marine Service
 The sinking of the Lusitania, by Patrick O’Sullivan
 Hugh Oram on the legendary John de Courcy Ireland
 And much more

 About the Author

 Marcus Connaughton presents and produces RTÉ Radio 1’s maritime programme, Seascapes. A veteran of the Irish record industry, he joined RTÉ as a radio producer in the late 1980s and has produced a wide range of programming from the Metal Show on 2FM to Bluestime on RTÉ Radio 1. He is the author of Rory Gallagher: His Life and Times.

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Author Connaughton, Marcus
Editor No
Print Format Paperback
ISBN-10 No
ISBN-13 9781908308665
Illustrations Full colour photographs and illustrations throughout
Date of Publication November 14, 2014
Number of Pages 200

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