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Marty in the Morning Friday 13 December 2013

A fantastic competition this week

The five-star Sheen Falls Lodge, located on the outskirts of Kenmare, Co. Kerry, is running a very special ‘Classical Music Weekend’ on November 4th & 5th with renowned opera singer and Ireland’s ‘Bella Voce’ Amanda Neri. This is the ultimate luxury getaway for music lovers and those in search of some pre-Christmas relaxation. Limited places are still available for this stay and you can visit for more information.

The prize we have for you is  a 2 night B&B stay for 2 people sharing on November 4th & 5th. This includes a pre-dinner recital on Friday 4th, live jazz afternoon tea on Saturday 5th and an Italian-inspired wine tasting dinner with opera on Saturday 5th.

What County is Sheen Falls Lodge located in?

Text: 51554  or email:


Listen back here to excerpts from the wonderful broadcasts from Naples & Pompeii,in association with The Travel department.

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Marty takes the chill out of your early Winter mornings with music, news, weather and travel updates.

Neven's Recepies - Christmas Turkey

Neven's Recepies - Christmas Turkey

If you want to be sure that your turkey is cooked, invest in a meat thermometer and push it into the thickest part of one of the thighs. This will then clearly show you when the turkey is cooked, leaving no doubt in your mind. Ask your butcher for the giblets with your turkey, as they make excellent stock. I always soak mine in cold water overnight to remove any impurities. Place them in a pan with a chopped carrot and onion, 6 whole peppercorns, 2 bay leaves and a sprig of thyme. Pour in 1.2 litres (2 pints) of water and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer

for 45 minutes. Strain and use as required.


Serves 10–12

6kg (13lb) oven-ready turkey, at room temperature(preferably free range)

100g (4oz) butter, at room temperature

1 tbsp plain flour

3 tbsp ruby red port or red wine

600ml (1 pint) turkey or chicken stock

sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

small bunch of fresh herbs, to garnish (to include rosemary,sage and thyme)

crispy roast potatoes to serve

roasted root vegetables with sesame seeds ,to serve

Brussels sprout crumble ,to serve

Herb stuffing:

75g (3oz) butter

1 large onion, diced

175g (6oz) fresh white breadcrumbs

1 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tsp chopped fresh sage

1 tsp chopped fresh thyme leaves

Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F/gas mark 5).

To make the stuffing, melt the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for a few minutes, until softened but not coloured. Place the breadcrumbs in a bowl and tip in the cooked onion and the parsley, sage and thyme. Mix well to combine and season to taste.

To stuff the turkey, start at the neck end, where you’ll find a flap of loose skin. Gently loosen this away from the breast and you’ll be able to make a triangular pocket. Pack the stuffing inside as far as you can go and make a neat round shape on the outside, then tuck the neck flap under the turkey and secure it with a small skewer.

Smear the skin of the turkey all over with most of the butter and season generously. Turn the turkey breast side up and tie the tops of the drumsticks with string. Weigh the turkey to calculate the required cooking time, allowing 20 minutes per 450g (1lb) plus 20 minutes extra – a 6kg (13lb) turkey should take about 4 hours 40 minutes to cook.

Lay a large sheet of foil lengthways over a large roasting tin, leaving enough at each end to wrap over the turkey, then lightly butter the foil. Repeat this with another sheet of foil, this time across the tin. Lightly butter the foil once again. Place the stuffed turkey breast side up in the centre of the foil, then wrap loosely to enclose, allowing air to circulate around the turkey.

Place in the oven and cook according to your calculated cooking time, carefully unwrapping and basting every 40 minutes. For the final hour, fold back the foil and use it to cover the ends of the drumsticks to prevent them from burning. Baste well and return to the oven. The turkey should be a rich, dark brown colour. To be sure it’s cooked, insert a fine skewer into the thickest part of the thigh: the juices should run clear, but if they are still pink, return the turkey to the oven and check again every 15 minutes until you are happy that the turkey is cooked right the way through. Remove from the oven and transfer to a warmed serving platter. Cover with foil and

leave to rest in a warm place for at least 10 minutes, or up to 30 minutes is fine.

Remove the foil from the roasting tin and pour any juices that collected in it into the tin. Place the tin directly on the hob over a gentle heat and skim off any excess fat from the cooking juices.

Stir the flour into the tin’s residue. Cook on the hob for 1–2 minutes, stirring until golden. Pour in the port or red wine, stirring to combine, then gradually add the stock, stirring until smooth after each addition. Bring to the boil and let it bubble for about 10 minutes, until reduced and thickened to a gravy consistency, stirring occasionally. Season to taste.

To serve, garnish the turkey with the bunch of herbs in the cavity and bring to the table. Carve into slices and arrange on warmed serving plates with some of the gravy, the roast potatoes, roasted root vegetables and Brussels sprout crumble.


Food with Neven Maguire.

You can find all of Neven Maguires delicious recipes from the Marty in the Morning Friday programmes going back over the months, by clicking here.

The Joy of Movement with Voltarol.
For the next two months on Marty in the Morning we are celebrating the Joy of movement.

We’ll have great gardening suggestions, tips and advice to help get you moving.
Gardening tips from listeners... winners of Spa Vouchers.

Monday 3rd October 
Ellen Delaney. Fornaught. Donoughmore. Cork
Marty. My gardening tip is to collect as many seeds as possible from your garden or others, ready for 
spring sowing. And marty the Magnificent Seven is the soundtrack to my youth in one channel land. Fabulous . 

Tuesday 4th October
Patrick Hagin-Meade,  Ballinteer, Dublin 16
Good morning Marty . 
My tip is get someone in to do the gardening and go for a good long walk.!


Wednesday 5th October
Eileen Murray. Main St. Baltinglass. Co. Wicklow.
Marty. Always use the water that you have boiled eggs in to water your house plants. They'll do exceptionally well. Try it. 

Thursday 6th October
Helen McMahon 
if you have a flowering dogwood shrub or shrubs (cornus) don't be tempted to prune. just now. leave them flourish and enjoy the light coloured floaty leaves adding colour and light to 
the garden...closer to December prune hard cutting long lengths of the vivid red branches..these branches are bendy and flexible (like your joints after using voltorol!) perfect for weaving into a 
circular shape..weaving the lengths into a plaited wreath add other bits painted pine cones ribbon ivy holly etc makes a perfect seasonal decoration or gift! will dry out but can be used for years.

Friday 7th October
Libby Ireton, Castletroy, Limerick
Marty. My gardening tip is to gather up all those fallen leaves into a black bag {or two} Sprinkle on some water, and tie it securely. Put it in a corner out of sight, and every few weeks shake the bags and turn over. This time next year open the bags and spread the Leaf mould compost on your garden! 


Click here for tips with General tasks and garden maintenance & 
Winners of Spa Vouchers for the Voltarol Favourite walks promotion with Marty in October.

Click here for 10 Tips for Fitness Walking & Winners of Spa Vouchers for the Voltarol Favourite walks promotion with Marty in September.

Music Played on the Show


Title: Fantasia On Greensleeves

Performer(s): Vaughan Williams, Ralph

Duration: 4:52


Title: Shepherds Pipe Carol

Performer(s): Rutter, John

Duration: 3:25


Title: Ancient Airs And Dances Suite No.2 Danza Rustica

Performer(s): Respighi, Ottorino

Duration: 4:13


Title: Valentino

Performer(s): Rea, Chris

Duration: 4:45


Title: Thunder And Lightning Polka

Performer(s): Strauss, Johann Ii

Duration: 3:19


Title: Winter Wonderland

Performer(s): Bernard, Felix / Smith, Richard

Duration: 4:24


Title: Danza De Jalisco

Performer(s): Copland, Aaron

Duration: 4:17


Title: Oh What A Beautiful Morning

Performer(s): Rodgers / Hammerstein

Duration: 2:49


Title: Lots Of Drops Of Brandy

Performer(s): Trad Arr

Duration: 3:58


Title: It's Beginning To Look Alot Like Christmas

Performer(s): Wilson, Meredith

Duration: 3:39


Title: Band Of Brothers

Performer(s): Kamen, Michael

Duration: 4:46


Title: All I Want For Christmas Is You

Performer(s): Mandel/Bergman

Duration: 4:30


Title: Radetzky March Op.228

Performer(s): Strauss I, Johann

Duration: 2:33


Title: Chinese Dance From Nutcracker Suite

Performer(s): Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Duration: 1:22


Title: Happy Holiday/The Holiday Season

Performer(s): Berlin, Irving/Thompson, Kay

Duration: 2:55


Title: I Wan'na Be Like You

Performer(s): Sherman/Gilkyson

Duration: 4:54


Title: Libiamo Ne'lieti Calici, From La Traviata

Performer(s): Verdi, Giuseppe

Duration: 3:35


Title: Mary Poppins - Chim Chim Cher-Ee

Performer(s): Sherman, Richard M. / Sherman, Robert B.

Duration: 3:01


Title: Lulu's Room

Performer(s): Previn, Andre

Duration: 3:04


Title: Fantasty For Violin And Orchestra

Performer(s): Hess, Nigel

Duration: 3:55


Title: Turkey In The Straw

Performer(s): Traditional

Duration: 2:07


Title: Concerto In D Minor Bwv 1052 Allegro (1st Movement)

Performer(s): Bach, Johann Sebastian

Duration: 8:21



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Presenter: Marty Whelan

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Production Co-ordinator: Michael O' Kane


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