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THE MARITIME RADIO PROGRAMME PRESENTED BY TOM MacSWEENEY

THIS ISLAND NATION NEW PROGRAMME - FROM OCTOBER 17 ONWARDS

THIS ISLAND NATION is designed to be a reflective, informative and entertaining programme about maritime matters… That’s what is regarded in radio land as a “niche programme…” and it’s one where your comments are always particularly welcome… by Email to: thisislandnation@gmail.com or by phone to 0872 555197.
 
In this new edition -
 
Preserving our Irish maritime tradition is important. We have been chronicling the restoration of Ireland’s last traditional wooden sailing ship, the ketch ILEN, underway for a number of years at Liam Hegarty’s boatyard in Oldcourt near Skibbereen in West Cork.. and you can hear what the Minister for Finance doesn't know about the boat!!!!
 
"We always knew who we were. We came here Irish and we didn't change a whole lot..." The words of Damien Brazil,Instructor in the Marine, Offshore Safety and Survival sector of the Fisheries and Marine Institute at the Memorial University of Newfoundland who is interviewed on the programme - a man with great knowledge of Ireland's maritime/historical connections. His people emigrated from Ballylongford in Co.Kerry.
 
With a little bit about jigging for squid, the story of what happened to a Lifeboatman on his wedding day and news about a development to prevent the theft of Ringbuoys as well as new volunteer rescue services in Sligo and Clare, this is an edition packed with maritime news, discussion, comment and information.
 
The programme can be heard on MIXCLOUD on this link: MIXCLOUD: https://www.mixcloud.com/CRY104FM/this-island- nation-17th-october-2016/
 
And also on these links:
 
On the CRY104FM website: www. cry104fm.com
 
On the MARINE TIMES website: www. marinetimes.ie
 
On the AFLOAT website: www. afloat.ie
 
and community radio stations around the country – in DUBLIN, DUNDALK, ATHLONE, CLARE and GALWAY and CORK.
 
It is broadcast every Monday night on cry104fm at 6.30 p.m. and available on the station website and the station’s App

BROADCAST ON THESE STATIONS:

CRY 104 FM YOUGHAL CORK MONDAYS 6.30 p.m.
RAIDIO CORCA BAISCINN 94.8 FM CLARE TUESDAYS 4.30 p.m.
ATHLONE COMMUNITY RADIO 88.4 FM ATHLONE TUESDAYS 6 p.m. and SUNDAYS 1 p.m.
DUBLIN SOUTH FM 93.9 FM DUBLIN THURSDAYS 7.30 p.m.
NEAR FM 90.3 DUBLIN FRIDAYS 6 p.m.
CONNEMARA COMMUNITY RADIO 87.8 FM and 106.1 FM CONNEMARA LAST FRIDAY EACH MONTH 6 p.m. AND LAST SATURDAY 1 p.m.
DUNDALK FM 100 FM DUNDALK SATURDAYS 9 a.m.

These stations are members of the CRAOL community radio network.

THE PROGRAMME IS ALSO BROADCAST ON THESE WEBSITES where you will find previous broadcasts, which you can download:

THIS ISLAND NATION can be heard anywhere in Ireland or around the world on the internet by listening to Mixcloud:http://www.mixcloud.com/CRY104FM/

Tom MacSweeney

You can contact the programme by

THIS ISLAND NATION MONTHLY SUPPLEMENT IN THE MARINE TIMES NEWSPAPER

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