Presentations and Talks
Rory's presentations can be tailored to suit any occasion. A 45 - 60 minute talk, or a full two - part 90 minute presentation will take you on a historical and personal journey. As an after-dinner speaker, in 30 minutes he demonstrates in a brisk, light hearted manner how, through networking, his contacts built up over years brought him to fascinating places.
His media appearances and talk venues have included : BBC TV & Radio, RTE TV & Radio, TV3, Titanic - Belfast, The National Museum of Ireland, The National Concert Hall Dublin, Belfast City Council, Belfast Titanic Society, Irish and UK Dive Shows, National Maritime Museum. After dinner speaking engagements: Scuba Industries Trade Association, UK and Civil Defence Officers Conference, Ireland. On Tour: A 15 date UK tour was undertaken in September 2012. His presentations also include images and notes taken by his friend and mentor, the late Ralph White, veteran Titanic explorer, from the journey that located the wreck in 1985, to the first artifact recovery trip in 1987, and unique images and video from both their own Titanic expeditions and other adventures.
'Rory is wonderful to listen to - he has great passion and enthusiasm
''Rory is wonderful to listen to - his passion, enthusiasm and ability to respond dynamically to the unique characteristics of each audience, make the delivery of his subject matter a pleasure to listen to. Charismatic, entertaining and engaging are the understatements of the day. Keep it up, you're great at it!"
Susan Heaney, Ocean Exploration Manager, Titanic Belfast
"Seascapes attended one of the most memorable events held to commemorate the Titanic. On Thursday evening last you could hear a pin drop – Rory talked without any reference to notes letting the images on the screen behind him take listeners in the rapt audience on the journey of discovery to the bottom of the Atlantic where the great vessel the Titanic lies at rest. "
Marcus Connaughton, Seascapes, RTE Radio 1