Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Podcasts

Monday 19th April

18th April 2021

The end of the Sarajevo lockdown, the 80th anniversary of the Belfast Blitz, and the enduring power of music and song, with Mark Brennock, Olivia O’Leary, Gerald Dawe, John Toal and Lucy Caldwell

Sunday 18th April

Podcast, 18th April 2021

The end of the Sarajevo lockdown, the 80th anniversary of the Belfast Blitz, and the enduring power of music and song, with Mark Brennock, Olivia O’Leary, Gerald Dawe, John Toal and Lucy Caldwell

Monday 12th April

11th April 2021

Yuri Gagarin's extraordinary achievement... olfactory adventures in inter-railing... James Joyce’s own favourite, feathery Barnacle goose.... and birdwatching with Gerrit Van Gelderen: - with writers Michael O'Loughlin, Nuala O'Connor, Rory Gleeson, Denise Blake, Grace Wells and Brian Farrell

Sunday 11th April

Miscellany Podcast, 11th April 2021

Yuri Gagarin's extraordinary achievement... olfactory adventures in inter-railing... James Joyce’s own favourite, feathery Barnacle goose.... birdwatching with Gerrit Van Gelderen --and James Joyce’s own favourite, feathery Barnacle goose: with writers Michael O'Loughlin, Nuala O'Connor, Rory Gleeson, Denise Blake, Grace Wells and Brian Farrell

Monday 5th April

4th April 2021

From the Via Dolorosa of Jerusalem to the Way of the Cross in Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal -- with some Zoom calls and Easter eggs along the way... with Hester Scott, Roslyn Dee, Andrea Martin, Leo Cullen, John O'Donnell and Olive Travers

Sunday 4th April

Podcast, 4th April 2021

From the Via Dolorosa of Jerusalem to the Way of the Cross in Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal -- with some Zoom calls and Easter eggs along the way... with Hester Scott, Roslyn Dee, Andrea Martin, Leo Cullen, John O'Donnell and Olive Travers

Monday 29th March

28th March 2021

A baseball legend’s moment of history, a remarkable story from the War of Independence, a Traveller woman’s crowning glory, lunch with John McGahern, Tony O'Malley's Good Friday paintings, with Joseph Kearney, Clodagh O'Donoghue, AM Cousins, Tim Carey, Rosaleen McDonagh, Kathleen Lawrence and John MacKenna

Sunday 28th March

Podcast, 28th March 2021

A baseball legend, a Traveller woman’s crowning glory and lunch with John McGahern, with Joe Kearney, Clodagh O’Donoghue, AM Cousins, Tim Carey, Rosaleen McDonagh, Kathleen Lawrence, John MacKenna

Monday 22nd March

21st March 2021

Stories and storytelling from the Aran Islands to Istanbul… retracing the steps of O’Sullvan’s march… and the cookery book that united Italy with John MacKenna, Roslyn Dee, Jody Clarke, William Wall, Denise Blake and Alannah Robins

Sunday 21st March

Miscellany Podcast 21st March 2021

Stories and storytelling from the Aran Islands to Istanbul… retracing the steps of O’Sullvan’s march… and the cookery book that united Italy with John MacKenna, Roslyn Dee, Jody Clarke, William Wall, Denise Blake and Alannah Robins

Monday 15th March

14th March 2021

Set dancing, sweet things and an outrageous showman… seeking out a mother’s true identity… and a Hungarian visitor’s Irish fine dining experience: fish and chips on the Bray seafront. With Brian Daly, Joe Kearney, Catherine Foley, Bernadett Buda, Lemn Sissay and Rachael Hegarty

Sunday 14th March

Podcast, 15th March 2021

Set dancing, sweet things, and an outrageous showman… seeking out a mother’s true identity… and fine dining in the form of fish and chips on Bray seafront with Brian Daly, Joe Kearney, Catherine Foley, Bernadett Buda, Rachael Hegarty and a poem by Lemn Sissay

Monday 8th March

7th March 2021

Horsewhips and hatpins, ill-fated statues, Gary Halpin's random act of kindness and Mary Wollstonecraft's pioneering feminism... with Conall Hamill, Lourdes Mackey, Michael O'Loughlin, Mae Leonard, John Toal and Catherine Foley

Sunday 7th March

Podcast, 7th March 2021

Horsewhips and hatpins, ill-fated statues, Gary Halpin's random act of kindness and Mary Wollstonecraft's pioneering feminism... with Conall Hamill, Lourdes Mackey, Michael O'Loughlin, Mae Leonard, John Toal and Catherine Foley

Monday 1st March

PODCAST Highlights from Sunday Miscellany Live in Ennis

Highlights from past Sunday Miscellany Live in Ennis shows as part of Ennis Book Club Festival in Glór, Ennis. Rescue donkeys, interrailing incidents, the newspaper preferences of the people of Miltown Malbay and a fine mix of music and song with Maurice Crowe, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Noel Harrington, John Hurley and Dee Collins.

Sunday 28th February

Podcast: Highlights from Sunday Miscellany Live in Ennis

Highlights from past Sunday Miscellany Live in Ennis shows as part of Ennis Book Club Festival in Glór, Ennis. Rescue donkeys, interrailing incidents, the newspaper preferences of the people of Miltown Malbay and a fine mix of music and song with Maurice Crowe, Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Noel Harrington, John Hurley and Dee Collins.

Monday 22nd February

21st February 2021

Curlews and sanderlings... bath time, dirty boulevards and old Beatles haunts... and the great friendship of Michael Davitt, Land League founder, and artist Sarah Purser with John MacKenna, Fionn Ó Marcaigh, Carla King, Jonathan White, Paula Shields and Gerald Smyth

Sunday 21st February

Birdwatching, Baths and Beatles

Curlews and sanderlings... baths, boulevards and old Beatles haunts... and the great friendship of Michael Davitt, Land League founder, and artist Sarah Purser; with John MacKenna, Fionn O Marcaigh, Carla King, Jonathan White, Paula Shields and Gerald Smyth

Monday 15th February

14th February 2021

Angels and sponge cakes … high notes and high ambition... and the golden talent of Patrick Scott with Conall Hamill, Jody Clarke, Lani O'Hanlon, Emer O'Kelly, John MacKenna and Vincent Woods

Sunday 14th February

Angels, Valentines, and Patrick Scott

Angels and sponge cakes … high notes and high ambition... and the golden talent of Patrick Scott with Conall Hamill, Jody Clarke, Lani O'Hanlon, Emer O'Kelly, John MacKenna and Vincent Woods

Monday 8th February

7th February 2021

Neapolitan delights. pyrotechnics in Portobello... turf wars . evolving burial rituals... and remembering designer Sybil Connolly, in her centenary year with Henrietta McKervey, William Wall, Deirdre McQuillan, Donal Ryan, John Horgan and Olive Travers

Sunday 7th February

Sunday Miscellany, 7th February 2021

Neapolitan delights… pyrotechnics in Portobello... turf wars … evolving burial rituals... and remembering designer Sybil Connolly, in her centenary year with Henrietta McKervey, William Wall, Deirdre McQuillan, Donal Ryan, John Horgan and Olive Travers

Monday 1st February

Belfield Days, 31st Jan 2021

Belfield Days: a special programme marking 50 years of University College Dublin’s Belfield Campus, with writers Gerry Stembridge, Ellen Rowley, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Paul Rouse, Eilis O’Brien and Daisy Onubogu

Sunday 31st January

Sunday Miscellany Belfield Days, 31st January 2021

A special programme marking fifty years of University College Dublin’s Belfield Campus, with writers Gerry Stembridge, Ellen Rowley, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne, Paul Rouse, Eilis O'Brien and Daisy Onobogu and music from the Choral Scholars of University College Dublin, conducted by Desmond Earley

Monday 25th January

24th January 2021

Jack B Yeats’s canal bank walks, a marathon after-dinner speech, a terrible wartime event and more… With Dermot Bolger, Oliver Sears, Mary Dowey, Shaymus Kennedy and Roslyn Dee

Sunday 24th January

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 24th January 2021

Jack B Yeats’s canal bank walks, a marathon after-dinner speech, a terrible wartime event and more… With Dermot Bolger, Oliver Sears, Mary Dowey, Shaymus Kennedy and Roslyn Dee

Monday 18th January

17th January 2021

A bad-mannered saint, Belgian beer, Cajun Chicken, and bad manners at dinner... Plus we rebroadcast Lemn Sissay's powerful poem Fallen, honouring his birth mother, recorded at last year's Ennis Book Club Festival. With Emer O'Kelly, Tim Carey, John Toal, Lani O'Hanlon and Lemn Sissay

Sunday 17th January

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 17th January 2021

A bad-mannered saint, Belgian beer, Cajun Chicken, and bad manners at dinner... Plus we rebroadcast Lemn Sissay's powerful poem Fallen, honouring his birth mother, recorded at last year's Ennis Book Club Festival. With Emer O'Kelly, Tim Carey, John Toal, Lani O'Hanlon and Lemn Sissay

Monday 11th January

10th January 2021

Miracles and cures and healing wells... the problem of perpetual motion... what does vintage really mean? and the story of an Irish fashion trailblazer, Carmel Snow. With Conall Hamill, Deirdre McQuillan, Brian Leyden, AM Cousins, Denise Blake and Dónal Ryan.

Sunday 10th January

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 10th January 2021

Miracles and cures and healing wells... the problem of perpetual motion... what does vintage really mean? and the story of an Irish fashion trailblazer, Carmel Snow. With Conall Hamill, Deirdre McQuillan, Brian Leyden, AM Cousins, Denise Blake and Dónal Ryan

Monday 4th January

3rd January 2021

New Year meditations... snow longings... The Lass of Aughrim... and a winter bonfire... with John O'Donnell, Lani O'Hanlon, Mary O'Donnell, Tim Carey, Michael O'Connor and John F Deane

Sunday 3rd January

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 3rd January 2021

New Year meditations... snow longings... The Lass of Aughrim... and a winter bonfire.... with John O'Donnell, Lani O'Hanlon, Mary O'Donnell, Tim Carey, Michael O'Connor and John F Deane

Monday 28th December

27th December 2020

Birthdays at Christmas time; tumultuous happenings of a century ago; and the things that got us through the year that was; with Colin Murphy, Lourdes Mackey, Nollaig Rowan, Aoife Barry, Síofra O'Donovan and Mary O'Donnell

Monday 28th December

25th December 2020

An owl in a Christmas Tree, an unforgettable letter to Santa, Christmas catering with explosives, and more: a rich and delightful Christmas Miscellany with writers Paul Howard, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Tom McGurk, Dónal Ryan, Vincent Woods, Danielle McLaughlin, Jonathan White and Rachael Hegarty

Sunday 27th December

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 27th December 2020

Birthdays at Christmas time; tumultuous happenings of a century ago; and the things that got us through the year that was, with Colin Murphy, Lourdes Mackey, Nollaig Rowan, Aoife Barry and Síofra O’Donovan

Friday 25th December

Christmas Miscellany Podcast, 25th December 2020

An owl in a Christmas Tree, an unforgettable letter to Santa, Christmas catering with explosives, and more: a rich and delightful Christmas Miscellany with writers Paul Howard, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Tom McGurk, Dónal Ryan, Vincent Woods, Danielle McLaughlin, Jonathan White and Rachael Hegarty

Monday 21st December

20th December 2020

Highlights from Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas: past programmes recorded in the National Concert Hall with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in recent years, with writers Paul Howard; Michael Harding; Mae Leonard and John F Deane

Sunday 20th December

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 20th December 2020

Highlights from Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas: past programmes recorded in the National Concert Hall with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in recent years, with writers Paul Howard; Michael Harding; Mae Leonard and John F Deane

Monday 14th December

13th December 2020

It's just over five years since we lost renowned playwright Brian Friel and 40 years since Field Day's seminal production of Translations at the Guild Hall in Derry. On this programme, a special Friel-infused programme, with memories and tributes from Joe Dowling, Nuala Hayes, Denis Conway. Emma O'Doherty, David Grant and Vincent Woods.

Sunday 13th December

Sunday Miscellany Podcast 13th December 2020

It's just over five years since we lost renowned playwright Brian Friel and 40 years since Field Day's seminal production of Translations at the Guild Hall in Derry. On this week's programme, a special Friel-infused programme, with memories and tributes from Joe Dowling, Nuala Hayes, Denis Conway. Emma O'Doherty, David Grant and Vincent Woods.

Monday 7th December

6th December 2020

In this programme: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s briefest of visits to their Clew Bay Island... Remembering Liam Clancy’s genius... swapping singing for the adrenalin rush of outdoor sea swimming... and Hungary and the Soviet Union’s famous showdown at the 1956 Olympics... with Aidan Hynes, Nollaig Rowan, John MacKenna, Mary Wall and Bernadett Buda

Sunday 6th December

Sunday Miscellany Podcast 6th December 2020

In this programme John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s briefest of visits to their Clew Bay Island... Remembering Liam Clancy’s genius... swapping singing for the adrenalin rush of outdoor sea swimming... and Hungary and the Soviet Union’s famous showdown at the 1956 Olympics... with Aidan Hynes, Nollaig Rowan, John MacKenna, Mary Wall and Bernadett Buda

Monday 30th November

29th November 2020

On this week's programme, the bicycle as GAA freedom machine -- and in the writings of celebrated travel writer Dervla Murphy, who celebrates her 89th birthday this weekend. Also, Vaclav Havel's liking for toast and Patrick Kavanagh's Drumcondra haunts with Dermot Bolger, Barbara Scully, Frank Kavanagh, Hannah Kiely, Colin Regan and Vincent Woods

Sunday 29th November

Sunday Miscellany Podcast 29th November 2020

On this week's programme, the bicycle as GAA freedom machine -- and in the writings of celebrated travel writer Dervla Murphy, who celebrates her 89th birthday this weekend. Also, Vaclav Havel’s liking for toast and Patrick Kavanagh’s Drumcondra haunts with Dermot Bolger, Barbara Scully, Frank Kavanagh, Hannah Kiely, Colin Regan and Vincent Woods

Monday 23rd November

Sunday Miscellany Podcast Bloody Sunday Remembered

Bloody Sunday remembered, a special programme on the day of bloodshed that was 21 November, 1920 in Dublin, supported by the GAA Museum at Croke Park, with Chris Shouldice, Michael Foley, Anthony Ryan, Anne Dolan, Paul Rouse and Louise Hogan

Sunday 22nd November

Sunday Miscellany Podcast 22nd November 2020

Bloody Sunday remembered, a special programme on the day of bloodshed that was 21 November 1920 in Dublin, supported by the GAA Museum at Croke Park, with Chris Shouldice, Michael Foley, Anthony Ryan, Anne Dolan, Paul Rouse and Louise Hogan

Sunday 15th November

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 15th November 2020

Dylan Thomas’s lost manuscript, adventures in Duolingo, remembering Fr Michael Griffin of Galway, and more, with Clare O’Reilly, Justin Kilcullen, Justin MacCarthy, Pauline Shanahan, Pat Dolan and James Harpur

Monday 9th November

8th November 2020

On this programme: Ghosts and graveyards... boozy bohemia... and a monkey in a television studio -- what could go wrong? -- all part of the mix on this week's Miscellany. With writers Jonathan White, Madeleine Keane, Lourdes Mackey, Kevin Mc Dermott and Mícheál Nelson

Sunday 8th November

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 8th November 2020

On this programme: Ghosts and graveyards... boozy bohemia... and a monkey in a television studio -- what could go wrong? With writers Jonathan White, Madeleine Keane, Lourdes Mackey, Kevin Mc Dermott and Mícheál Nelson

Sunday 1st November

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 1st November 2020

On this programme: secrets of the confession box; failing the driving test; and lining up at the Ring céilí; we re-broadcast highlights from past shows at the Theatre Royal, Waterford, as part of Waterford Writers weekend at the Imagine Arts Festival with scripts from John MacKenna, Andrew Doherty, A M Cousins, Ian Maleney and Catherine Foley

Wednesday 28th October

25th October 2020

On this programme: Conquering a stammer; Saluting Angela Lansbury at 95; Running away from home -- and reconsidering; Wexford's Halloween customs involving cabbage -- and How the world responded to the death of Terence MacSwiney... with Chris McHallem, Mary Wall, Dermot Bolger, AM Cousins, Lourdes Mackey, and Vincent Woods

Wednesday 28th October

25th October 2020

On this programme: Conquering a stammer; Saluting Angela Lansbury at 95; Running away from home -- and reconsidering; Wexford's Halloween customs involving cabbage -- and How the world responded to the death of Terence MacSwiney... with Chris McHallem, Mary Wall, Dermot Bolger, AM Cousins, Lourdes Mackey, and Vincent Woods

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