West Clare has been shaped and moulded by the water that surrounds it. The river and ocean have given rise to many stories and formed a backdrop for many events over the years, some joyous, some sad, some scarcely believable, as well as providing much needed employment and transport.
This series of documentaries will feature a cross section of stories and events, from the mythical to the everyday and will help highlight the continuing importance of maritime life in this region.
Each episode of Maritime Stories sees Raidio Corca Baiscinn travel along the coastline. The listeners will hear from a variety of contributors from those working on the sea, to those who organise the Currach regattas each summer, those charged with saving the seafarers, and those who watch and endeavour to conserve the wildlife. Each contributor offers a short snapshot of their own involvement and invite us to share their perspective on why the waters around West Clare are much more than just a scenic amenity.
James Flanagan, Producer and Presenter says “ Each episode will be recorded at or near the location which is featured in the story, so as to best capture the maritime atmosphere and present vivid images for the listener”.
Each programme in this series is five minutes long and will start from Monday 23rd February at 2.15pm and will further consist of three documentaries per week for five weeks, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until Friday 27th March.