Seascapes has been on Irish radio for thirty years and counted 1000 broadcasts in December 2008. For all of that time, Tom MacSweeney has been both presenter and reporter for the show. Through the years he has gained unparalleled experience of marine issues and history. This book reflects that experience with stories of tragedy and triumph alike. With stories as diverse as the tale of commander Bill King, the only submarine commander to survive the Second World War from start to finish, to tales of whale-watching and dolphin-spotting off Ireland's coast, Tom reveals the lives and history of the Island Nation.