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 5th.

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

    Details of the next Live Event:

    The next Sunday Miscellany Live is a collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and it takes place in the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Tuesday, December 8th. For tickets, please go to

    Sunday Miscellany 22 June 2014


    Sunday Miscellany 22 June 2014

    New short essays:

    Freewheeling by Michael O’Loughlin

    Fire by Carmel Cummins

    Handbags by Katy Hayes

    Coming Home for Good by Denis Sampson

    The Telegraph by Henry Bacík


    Allegro comodo from String Quartet No. 5 by Luigi Boccherini performed by the Esterhazy Quartet

    A Tune a Day by Zbigniew Preisner performed on piano by the Composer

    Presto from Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons performed by Takato Nishizaki Pronounced: Takato Nishizaki)(violin), and the Capella Istropolitana

    Mystic Slip Jigs by Máire Breatnach and performed by the composer and friends



    Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 22 June 2014

    New short essays: Freewheeling by Michael O'Loughlin; Fire by Carmel Cummins; Handbags by Katy Hayes; Coming Home for Good by Denis Sampson; The Telegraph by Henry Bacík

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