Miriam Meets...

    Sunday, 10 - 11am

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    Sunday 23rd June

    Miriam Meets... Michael Harding and Cathy Carman

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews writer Michael Harding and his wife, the sculptor Cathy Carman

    Sunday 16th June

    Miriam meets... Michael Collins and his wife Catherine Joyce

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews actor Michael Collins and his wife Catherine Joyce, both members of the travelling community

    Sunday 9th June

    Miriam Meets.. Paul and Mel Mercier

    Brothers, playwright Paul and composer Mel join Miriam O'Callaghan for music and conversation

    Sunday 2nd June

    Miriam Meets... cousins Patrick Kennedy and Patrick Grennan

    Miraim O'Callaghan talks to Congressman Patrick Grennan and his fourth cousin Patrick Grennan who farms the ancestral land at Dunganstown, County Wexford

    Sunday 26th May

    Miriam Meets... Prof David Farrell, Prof Theo Farrell

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews Professor David Farrell and Professor Theo Farrell about the life, relationship and careers

    Sunday 19th May

    Miriam Meets... Sam Smyth and Eamonn McCann

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews award winning journalists and friends, Sam Smyth and Eamonn McCann

    Sunday 12th May

    Miriam meets... Liz O'Donnell and Professor Monica McWilliams

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews former Junior Minister at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Professor Monica McWilliams formerly of the Northern Ireland Women's Coalition on their experiences of negotiating the Good Friday Agreement

    Sunday 5th May

    Miriam meets... Colm Mac Con Iomaire and Sheila McNally

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews musician Colm Mac Con Iomaire and his wife Sheila about live, love and music

    Sunday 28th April

    Miriam meets... Tom Murphy and Jane Brennan

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews acclaimed playwright Tom Murphy and his wife, the award-winning actor Jane Brenna

    Sunday 21st April

    Miriam meets... Kevin McAleer and Valerie Whitworth

    Miriam O'Callaghan talks to writer and comedian Kevin McAleer and his wife, the painter Valerie Whitworth

    Sunday 14th April

    Miriam Meets.... Alan Crosbie and Patricia Crosbie

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews former Chairman of Thomas Crosbie Holdings Alan Crosbie and his sister Patricia, ballet mistress at Cork City Ballet

    Sunday 7th April

    Miriam meets... Pat McCabe and Padraic McIntyre

    This week Miriam O'Callaghan meets writer Pat Mc Cabe and theatre director Padraic Mc Intyre. Both men describe their childhood and how in Pat's case, he became a writer and in Padraic's case, he got involved in theatre. Both men lived in London and both now live back home. Padraic is currently directing Pat's latest play 'The Bridge Below The Town for Livin' Dred Theatre Company.

    Sunday 31st March

    Miriam Meets.... musicians Seamus Begley and Brendan Begley

    Miriam O'Callaghan meets brothers and musicians Seamus and Brendan Begley for chat and tunes

    Sunday 24th March

    Miriam meets.... Padraig O Ceidigh and his daughter Emer

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews founder of Aer Arann Padraig O Ceidigh and his daughter Emer about life, work and the importance of managing stress

    Sunday 17th March

    Miriam meets... Julie Feeney and Cormac de Barra

    Miriam O'Callaghan is joined by composer and songwriter Julie Feeney and her friend, the Irish harpist Cormac de Barra for music and conversation for St Patrick's Day

    Sunday 10th March

    Miriam Meets... Professor Risteard Mulcahy and his son Richard

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews cardiologist Professor Risteard Mulcahy and his son Richard about their relationship as father and son

    Sunday 3rd March

    Miriam Meets.... Minister Joan Burton and Pat Carroll

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews Minister Joan Burton and her husband Pat Carroll about life in government, political spouses and the art of politics

    Sunday 24th February

    Miriam Meets..... Phil Coulter and Geraldine Brannigan

    Miriam O'Callaghan meets legendary songwriter Phil Coulter and his wife, Geraldine Brannigan to talk about songs and singing together

    Sunday 17th February

    Miriam Meets.... architects Sheila O'Donnell and John Toumey

    Miriam meets... award winning architects Sheila O'Donnell and John Toumey. They are married to each other having first met as young architects in the 1970s at UCD. Their buildings include the New Lyric Theatre in Belfast and the Glucksman Gallery at UCC in Cork.

    Sunday 10th February

    Miriam Meets.... Brent Pope and George Hook

    Brent Pope and George Hook work as rugby pundits on RTE Television. Their relationship is primarily a professional one. Brent is from New Zealand, George from Cork. They describe their childhood lives. Both men have experienced depression and Brent tells Miriam about his involvement with cycleagainstsuicide.com

    Sunday 3rd February

    Miriam Meets.... Roisin de Buitlear & the late Eamon de Buitlear

    To mark the life and work of the late Eamon De Buitlear we have another chance to listen to an interview in the company of his daughter Roisin, recorded in December 2009

    Sunday 27th January

    Miriam Meets.... Eilis O'Carroll and Marian O'Sullivan

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews actress Eilis O'Carroll, Winnie in Mrs Brown's Boys, about her relationship with Marian O'Sullivan and their experience of finding love later in life

    Sunday 20th January

    Miriam Meets... Ciaran and Orlaith Staunton

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews Irish Americans Ciaran and Orlaith Staunton about emigration, the peace process and the tragic death of their son Rory.

    Sunday 13th January

    Miriam meets....architects Kevin Roche and Cathal O Neill

    Miriam O Callaghan interviews Kevin Roche, designer of the National Convention Centre in Dublin and Cathal O Neill for many years Professor of Architecture in UCD

    Sunday 6th January

    Miriam meets... artists Alice Maher and Dermot Seymour

    Miriam O'Callaghan meets artists Alice Maher and Dermot Seymour. They are married and live and work in County Mayo. Alice's mid career retrospective called Becoming is currently running at IMMA in Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin. They choose music by Johnny Cash and June Carter; Delia Murphy and Mexican singer Lola Beltran

    Sunday 23rd December

    Miriam Meets.... Amy Huberman and her mother Sandra

    Miriam O Callaghan talks to actress and writer Amy Huberman and her mother Sandra

    Sunday 16th December

    Miriam meets.... Poor Clare sisters Sr Colette, Sr Anthony and Louise McGuinness, Sr Colette's sister

    Miriam meets two sisters from the Poor Clare monastery in Galway to talk about their decision to lead their lives in an enclosed monastery. Louise, Sr Colette's youngest sister, talks about how she found out her sister had made this decision

    Sunday 9th December

    Miriam meets... LAPD Liam O Flynn, Andy Irvine, Paddy Glackin and Donal Lunny

    Miriam meets... legendary musicians Liam O Flynn, Andy Irvine Paddy Glackin and Donal Lunny for mellow music and chat

    Sunday 2nd December

    Miriam Meets... Maria Doyle Kennedy and Kieran Kennedy

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews Maria Doyle Kennedy and Kieran Kennedy, partners in music and in life who talking about songs, love and family

    Sunday 25th November

    Miriam meets... Professor David McConnell and Dr Aoife McLysaght

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews geneticists Professor David McConnell and Dr Aoife McLysaght about education, the need for open ended enquiry in science and the existence of God

    Sunday 18th November

    Miriam meets... Senator David Norris and Joe O'Toole

    Miriam O'Callaghan talks to political colleagues Senator David Norris and former Senator Joe O'Toole

    Sunday 4th November

    Miriam meets.... Martin and Mark McHugh

    Miriam O'Callaghan talks to footballers, Martin McHugh who was on Donegal's All Ireland winning team in 1992 and his son Mark who was on the 2012 team.

    Sunday 28th October

    Miriam Meets... Eamon Delaney and Fiachna O Braonain

    Miriam O'Callaghan talks to writer Eamon Delaney and his long time friend, the musician Fiachna O Braonain

    Sunday 21st October

    Miriam meets... Cian O'Connor and his sister Pippa

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews showjumper Cian O'Connor and his model sister Pippa O'Connor Ormond

    Sunday 14th October

    Miriam meets..... Liam Mulvihill and his daughter Daraine Mulvihill

    Sports broadcaster Daraine Mulvihill talks to Miriam O'Callaghan in the company of her father Liam, former DG of the GAA Sports broadcaster Daraine Mulvihill talks to Miriam O'Callaghan in the company of her father Liam, former DG of the GAA. Sports broadcaster Daraine Mulvihill talks to Miriam O'Callaghan in the company of her father Liam, former DG of the GAA Sports broadcaster Daraine Mulvihill talks to Miriam O'Callaghan in the company of her father Liam, former DG of the GAA.

    Friday 12th October

    Miriam meets..... Liam Mulvihill and his daughter Daraine Mulvihill

    Sports broadcaster Daraine Mulvihill talks to Miriam O'Callaghan in the company of her father Liam, former DG of the GAA. Sports broadcaster Daraine Mulvihill talks to Miriam O'Callaghan in the company of her father Liam, former DG of the GAA.

    Friday 5th October

    Miriam meets..... Lenny Abrahamson and Ed Guiney

    Miriam O'Callaghan talks to friends director Lenny Abrahamson and producer Ed Guiney about their latest collaboration What Richard Did. Miriam O'Callaghan talks to friends director Lenny Abrahamson and producer Ed Guiney about their latest collaboration What Richard Did.

    Friday 28th September

    Miriam meets...... Olympian medallist John Joe Nevin and his coach Billy Walsh

    John Joe Nevin, Olympic medallist talks to Miriam O'Callaghan in the company of his coach Billy Walsh. John Joe Nevin, Olympic medallist talks to Miriam O'Callaghan in the company of his coach Billy Walsh.

    Friday 21st September

    Miriam meets.... Eamon Morrissey and his wife Anne

    Actor and writer Eamon Morrissey and his wife Anne talk to Miriam O'Callaghan about life, marriage and theatre. Actor and writer Eamon Morrissey and his wife Anne talk to Miriam O'Callaghan about life, marriage and theatre.

    Friday 14th September

    Miriam meets... Sarah Carey and her father, Councillor Bill Carey

    Miriam O'Callaghan interviews journalist Sarah Carey and her father Bill, the veteran Fine Gael county councillor from Meath. Miriam O'Callaghan interviews journalist Sarah Carey and her father Bill, the veteran Fine Gael county councillor from Meath.

    Friday 7th September

    Miriam meets.... John Connolly and Joe Long

    Miriam O'Callaghan talks to crime writer John Connolly and his pal, native New Yorker Joe Long. Miriam O'Callaghan talks to crime writer John Connolly and his pal, native New Yorker Joe Long.

    Saturday 25th August

    Miriam Meets... Children's Ombudsman Emily Logan and her husband, Connell Foley

    Miriam Meets... Children's Ombudsman Emily Logan and her husband, Connell Foley, director of strategy with Concern. Miriam Meets... Children's Ombudsman Emily Logan and her husband, Connell Foley, director of strategy with Concern.

    Sunday 19th August

    Miriam Meets.... Orla Tinsley and her parents, Patricia and Brian

    Miriam O'Callaghan meets writer and campaigner for cystic fibrosis patients, Orla Tinsley, and her parents Patricia and Brian. Miriam O'Callaghan meets writer and campaigner for cystic fibrosis patients, Orla Tinsley, and her parents Patricia and Brian.

    Thursday 9th August

    Miriam Meets... Katie Taylor and her father and coach, Peter

    To mark boxer Katie Taylor's gold medal win in London, another chance to hear our interview with Katie and her Dad from 2010. To mark boxer Katie Taylor's gold medal win in London, another chance to hear our interview with Katie and her Dad from 2010.

    Friday 3rd August

    Miriam Meets... Eoin Colfer and his parents

    Miriam meets children's author Eoin Colfer and his parents, Billy and Noreen. Miriam meets children's author Eoin Colfer and his parents, Billy and Noreen.

    Miriam meets.... Belinda McKeon and Aengus Woods

    Miriam O'Callaghan meets award winning first time novellist Belinda McKeon and her husband, philosopher and critic Aengus Woods. Miriam O'Callaghan meets award winning first time novellist Belinda McKeon and her husband, philosopher and critic Aengus Woods.

    Thursday 26th July

    Miriam meets... Lisa Hannigan and Una Molloy

    Singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan and her friend and tour manager Una Molloy meet Miriam and Lisa sings. Singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan and her friend and tour manager Una Molloy meet Miriam and Lisa sings.

    Tuesday 10th July

    Miriam meets... Brendan O'Carroll and his wife Jenny Gibney

    BAFTA award winning comedian Brendan O Carroll and his wife Jenny Gibney are interviewed by Miriam O'Callaghan. BAFTA award winning comedian Brendan O Carroll and his wife Jenny Gibney are interviewed by Miriam O'Callaghan.

    Miriam meets..... Ronnie Delaney and Maeve Kyle

    Olympians Ronnie Delaney and Maeve Kyle talk to Miriam O'Callaghan about the 1956 Melbourne Games. Olympians Ronnie Delaney and Maeve Kyle talk to Miriam O'Callaghan about the 1956 Melbourne Games.

    Miriam meets..... Maeve Kyle and Ronnie Delaney

    Olympians Maeve Kyle and Ronnie Delaney talk to Miriam O'Callaghan about life and the 1956 Melbourne Games. Olympians Maeve Kyle and Ronnie Delaney talk to Miriam O'Callaghan about life and the 1956 Melbourne Games.

    Saturday 7th July

    Miriam meets... Lord David Puttnam, his wife Patsy and their son Sacha

    Film producer and life peer David Puttnam in conversation with Miriam O'Callaghan in the company of his wife Patsy and son Sacha. Film producer and life peer David Puttnam in conversation with Miriam O'Callaghan in the company of his wife Patsy and son Sacha.

    Friday 29th June

    Miriam meets... Waterboys Mike Scott and Steve Wickham

    Waterboys Mike Scott and Steve Wickham join Miriam O'Callaghan for live music and chat. Waterboys Mike Scott and Steve Wickham join Miriam O'Callaghan for live music and chat.

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