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 July 2014


    Sunday Miscellany 13 July 2014

    New short essays:

    Fernhill by Ruth O’Connor

    Where the Rhododendrons Grew by Pat Dunne

    The Boyhood of Raleigh by Declan Collinge

    Uncle Jimmy’s Garters by Fidelma Mahon

    St Stephen’s - a Speculation – a poem by Moya Cannon

    Master Willie by Karl O’Neill


    Rondino on a theme of Beethoven by Kreisler performed by Catherine Leonard and Hugh Tinney

    Doonaree sung by Ruby Murray

    Máirséal MacMahon performed by Martin Hayes, Caoimhin Ó Raghallaigh and its composer Peader Ó Riada

    Kyerie from Misa Flamenca by Paco Pena, performed by The Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus conducted by Laszlo Heltay

    North Circular by Donnacha Dennehy performed on piano by Michael McHale


    Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 13 July 2014

    New short essays: Fernhill by Ruth O'Connor; Where the Rhododendrons Grew by Pat Dunne; The Boyhood of Raleigh by Declan Collinge; Uncle Jimmy's Garters by Fidelma Mahon; St Stephen's - a Speculation - a poem by Moya Cannon; Master Willie by Karl O'Neill

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