Marty in the Morning

Marty in the Morning

Monday to Friday, 7 - 10am


Friday 9th February

Neven's Recipes - Valentines.

Neven suggests some special treats for the upcoming day of love. The Perfect Steak followed by chocolate truffles.

D Bday

D Bday

Friday 12th January

12th January 2018 - Baked Chicken and Chorizo Rice with Artichokes

This one-pot wonder gives maximum flavour with minimum effort and is guaranteed to wake up your taste buds. I like to serve it with sautéed spinach to make sure I’m getting plenty of greens.

Friday 15th December

Neven's Recipes - Buttermilk brind, Roast turkey.

I love this recipe for Turkey. It might be a little different to what you have tried before but I can promise that the results are fantastic and you will have clean plates all round the table……and a queue for the turkey sandwiches that night. It is what I will be cooking at home and I really hope you give it a go!

Friday 8th December

Nevens Recipes - Starters - One veg, one not!

Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Stacks. Crispy Goats’ Cheese with Roasted Beetroot, Cranberries, Watercress & Caramelised Walnuts.

Wednesday 6th December

Bocelli announcement Wed 6th Dec 17

Bocelli announcement Wed 6th Dec 17

Tuesday 5th December

Bocelli announcement - Tuesday 5th Dec 17

Bocelli announcement - Tuesday 5th Dec 17

Monday 4th December

Bocelli announcement - Monday 4th Dec 17

Bocelli announcement - Monday 4th Dec 17

Friday 1st December

Neven's Recipes - Mince Pies!!

This recipe, which makes about 40 pies, is a juicy variation on traditional mince pies and is another of Neven Maguire’s family recipes — 'I have my Auntie Maureen to thank for this brilliant recipe.'

Friday 20th October


One last coffee with the cardinals before we bid arrivederci roma...Thank you and goodnight!

And so back to Luca - hold on tight now!

Yes our fantastic guide from Mini Tours Roma, Luca.Delivers us with great skill to a viewing point in Rome where we try to recover, without much success.  Thank you Luca.

Time for a coffee with our guide Sergio.

A chance for Marty to use his new found linguistic skills!! Or maybe not!

We were delighted to have the chance to meet the magnificent Luca Salsi

In the beautiful anti room adjacent to the main theater in the Rome opera house we spoke with Luca Salsi ahead on his performance in Tosca.

Our next stop on our tour was along the Tiber.

A towering cylindrical building in Parco Adriano. It was initially commissioned by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family.

We bumped into Restaurateur Eileen dunne crescenzi.

Eileen just happened to be there while we were in Rome so she called in to see us.

Back in the Vatican with our guide Irene.

Returning to the beauty of the Sistine Chapel we took a little time to think.

Rome 2017 - Day 2 - We met such lovely people.

Margaret Harte from Swords was another guest on the Travel Department trip to Rome. We spoke to her at the Opera, before Tosca.

Thursday 19th October

Saying good bye from Rome until tomorrow....

But then you never guessed who we bumped into!

And so to the Vatican with our very special guide

Irene takes us around the amazing beauty that surrounds us in the Sistine Chapel.

Marty chats to Anne Durrity from Cork while on the trip.

Anne tells us about her Roman experience so far..............

What are we looking at now in Rome?

Look where Luca has brought us now. A sweeping view of Rome is perfectly contained in the keyhole of a nondescript-looking door on the Aventine Hill.

The tour continues as we stop at a quiet clement' spot

What a great way to see this splendid city. Hold on tight again.

Lets talk cars now with our man in Roma, Luca.

Hold on tight for the first part of our wonderful mini cooper tour of the city AKA 'The Italian Job' Mini Tours Rome!

Back on the roof as Rome comes alive!

Lets have a look and also talk about our visit to Tosca.Where we get to meet the beautiful Argentinian soprano Virgina Tola.

Look who we met at the Opera in Rome

Colm and Pauline. Some of those who traveled with the travel department for Tosca at the Rome Opera.

Marty in Rome! - An introduction.

Lets start up on the roof, overlooking the Vatican, why not!

Friday 29th September

Nevens Recipes - Family Classics

Sweet Roasted pork chops and aromatic fish cakes.

Friday 15th September

Neven's Recipes-Salmon and Cous Cous dishes.

Something really delicious and simple to make for this weekend or any day really.

Friday 8th September

Nevens Recipes - Back to School lunches.

Tuna, sweetcorn and pasta saladThis pasta salad is also good served hot and appeals to children and adults alike. It will keep for up to 2 days in a suitable container in the fridge and is a great store cupboard standby.

Friday 11th August

On a narrow side street over a sparkling water, Marty meets tenor Jean luca Terranova.

Jean luca Terranova talks about his life as a travelling tenor and working with the best including our own Celine Byrne.

Back on the culinary tour it's time for some beautiful cheese!

We are joined again by the wonderful Chiara Tosi our food Guide. The next stop is a little secret shop of delights on the back streets of Verona.

Sitting by Piazza Bra with thoughts of Chris Rea and that famous sports car!

Marty suggests a track that might bring you in spirit to the streets of Verona.

Behind the scenes at the Opera di Verona!

Marty joins his old friend and Trinity graduate Steffano Trespigi for an access all areas look behind the scenes at the Opera di Verona!

Visiting the Antica bottega del vino with Chiara.

Among the oldest and most prestigious restaurants in Italy, the “Bottega” has a long history that has its roots in the sixteenth century.

Marty meets the wonderful Chinese soprano He Hui.

A chance to speak to He Hui ahead of her performance in Madame Butterfly at the Arena di Verona.

A quick stop for what else but a slice of pizza

Chiara Tosi Italian food specialist continues with Marty on the delicious tour.

How about a coffee to start! And lets meet Chiara Tosi our Guide.

The first part of a wonderful gastronomy walking tour of Verona including the historical center of Verona, the heart of the town.

Marty Live from Verona 2017 - The Introduction!

What a treat. Listen back here to the delicious bite size radio delights that Marty and the team prepared during their visit to beautiful Verona with the Travel Department.

Friday 21st July

Neven's Recipes: Salmon and Mushroom Pilaf

Delicious recipe that serves 6 to 8 people

Friday 30th June

Nevens Recipes - Peach tarte Tatin with Citrus mascarpone

This is a very impressive dessert to get done in such a short time, but it’s definitely achievable by using the ready-to-roll puff pastry. Look out for the all-butter version, which more supermarkets are now stocking.

Friday 19th May

Neven's Recipes - Asparagus Soup with Bellingham Blue and Croutons

Bellingham Blue has to be one of the most divine cheeses in the world. Its layers of blue-veined creaminess are both seductively rich and delicate, making it a perfect partner for asparagus.

Friday 24th March

Neven's recepies - Soy and honey salmon parcels with tenderstem broccoli

This can be done a day in advance and kept in the fridge. If anyone doesn’t like broccoli, you could happily replace it with asparagus or use courgettes cut into batons or slices, whichever you prefer. Also Neven’s fish pie.

Friday 10th March

Neven's Recipes - Two Chicken recipes.

Chicken thighs and also pesto stuffed breast with roast Mediterranean veg.

Tuesday 7th March

Marty meets Brendan de galli.

Listen back now to Marty chatting to Brendan about his new work Linger which is receiving great reviews and is on tour now.

Monday 6th March

Marty talks with Michael Colgan

Ahead of #BFP festival @GateTheatreDub

Friday 3rd March

Neven's recipes - Roast Rib of Beef.

also mascarpone cheesecake with ginger and lime

Marty Meets Guy Garvey from Elbow.

The great Guy Garvey found time to drop into the studio in Dublin to talk Music, life and much more.

Friday 17th February

Neven's Recipes - Poached eggs with buttered muffins.

Poached eggs with buttered muffins, ham and sautéed spinach. Also Bircher muesli.

Friday 3rd February

Nevens Recipes - Spiced Poached Pears with Crème Fraîche and Toasted Almonds.

This delightful dessert will revive even the most jaded palate. The pears improve with keeping, making this an excellent dessert for entertaining. Choose fruit that is perfectly ripe but still quite firm so the flesh doesn’t go mushy while you are preparing them.

Tuesday 13th December

Patrick Bergin joins Marty in the studio for a chat. Do listen!

Irish actor Patrick Bergin pops into the studio in Dublin for a chat with Marty about many things, including a performance of the iconic Irish legend of the Children of Lir.

Friday 9th December

Nevens - Christmas Cake and pudding.

Make this cake as early as you can to allow the flavours to mature. Cake decorating ingredients will all be available in stores in the weeks coming up to the festive season.

Thursday 8th December

Behind the scenes with 'Oliver' & The East Clare Musical Society.

Marty in the Morning went to see what it takes to put on a top class production of the famous musical. With the talents of the East Clare Musical Society. No shortage of talent there.

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Text:       '51554' welcome your comments and requests.

Especially one's like this from Mark Bourke who says... 

'Marty on Lyric is my inoculation from anything the day can throw at me, he’s up there with Byrne, Wogan & Andrews as Ireland’s greatest broadcaster.'..........Thank you Mark......Tenner in the post!!

Other messages......

His morning show on Lyric is quite simply the best radio in Ireland. He has such a perfect delivery. An encyclopaedia of clever dadjokes and puns but with a light touch, never hanging on for the applause. Reminds me of a jolly, self-deprecating Colonel Mustard.   Jonathan McCrea

...Thanks very much for all the good cheer every morning Marty and never going on about all the bad news out there!! You are a tonic to be sure!! ........Patricia in Offaly

....Good morning Marty, I am a nurse working on night duty and listen to lyric through the night. Always glad to hear your dulcet tones at 7am as I know I will be off duty soon. .... Keep up the good work and music and the 'corny' jokes....Moira in Dublin 6



Presenter: Marty Whelan

Producer: Sinead Wylde

Production Co-ordinator: Michael O' Kane


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