RTE Nationwide to showcase SeaFest 2017

Wednesday 5th July, 7.00pm on RTÉ One

On Nationwide this evening, the programme is in the harbour in Galway City for the 2017 SeaFest, Ireland’s biggest maritime festival.  Mary Kennedy talks to festival co-ordinator Johnny Donnelly who speaks about the festival fun and the educational message that SeaFest has to share.  The programme meets Dr. Peter Heffernan of the Marine Institute whose work in the seas around Ireland is vitally important.   RTE Nationwide also explores the Celtic Explorer to see how technology investigates our marine resource, and visits the new interactive sea science gallery at Galway City Museum.

Viewers will also find out more about the fun activities that can be enjoyed in the waters around our coast. A preview for tonight’s programme can be viewed below.