Sunday Miscellany

    Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

    Sunday Miscellany

    Its new radio essays and occasional poetry followed by complementary music capture our times, passions and curiosities.  The contributor led content is selected from open submission and commissioned writing presented by new voices and established names.

    Reportage, appreciations, memory pieces, poetry, travel writing and personal accounts of events and happenings are the stuff of Sunday Miscellany.  The programme is part of Sunday mornings since 1968.  It is essential listening to thousands across Ireland and the world.

    Sunday Miscellany and RTÉ 1916

    As part of RTÉ 1916,  RTÉ’s programme of events marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising, Sunday Miscellany will be hosting a special live event in the National Opera House in Wexford on Saturday, March 12th.

    The programme is seeking submissions specifically  for this event.   We are looking for essays or poems which relate in some way to the events of 1916.

    The standard submission rules apply and full details can be found here-

    The work must not have been previously published and writers must be prepared to read their essays in front of a live audience on the evening of the 12th of March in Wexford.

    The closing date for submissions for this event is Monday, February 8th.

    Please send submissions to and mark them ‘RTÉ 1916’.

    Sunday Miscellany 13 April 2014


    Sunday Miscellany 13 April 2014

    New short essays:

    The Night itself – a poem by Peter Fallon

    Spacers by Gillian Grattan

    April is the Cruellest Month by Cyril Kelly

    God’s Music by Chuck Kruger

    Memories on a Birthday by Des Kavanagh

    Michael Collins’ Hairbrush by Fidelma Mahon


    Lent et Grave from Trois Gymnopédies by Erik Satie performed by Klara Körmendi

    The Discovery by Marc-Olivier Dupin

    Once Upon a Valley by Didier Goret

    An Die Musik by Franz Schubert performed by Moya O’Grady and Geraldine O’Grady

    Aineis by Denis Carey


    Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 13 April 2014

    New short essays: The Night itself - a poem by Peter Fallon; Spacers by Gillian Grattan; April is the Cruellest Month by Cyril Kelly; God's Music by Chuck Kruger; Memories on a Birthday by Des Kavanagh; Michael Collins' Hairbrush by Fidelma Mahon

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