Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 14th October 2018
Jacques Brel and the Girl from the Hostel by Conall Hamill; Treading the Boards by Mary O’Donnell; Budget Days, a poem by Síghle Meehan; Colman on Lindesfarne by John F Deane; Meeting Paul McCartney by Angela Keogh; and Beckett on a Boreen, a poem by Vincent Woods
Sunday Miscellany, 7th October 2018
Live from the Playhouse in Derry - 'Notes for the 5th of October' by Anne Devlin; Don’t Speak To The Brits, Just Pretend They Don’t Exist, a poem by Colette Bryce; Batons and Blackthorn Sticks by Andy Hinds; Phenomenal Grace by Susan McKay and Freedom Will Ring by Eamonn McCann
Sunday Miscellany Podcast - 30th September 2018
Robbing Orchards by John MacKenna; Gatsby, What Gatsby? by Grace Wells; Kilkenny, a poem by Fred Johnston; From Here to Clare by Niall O’Reilly; The Magical Properties of Semolina And Stewed Apples by AM Cousins; and Eamon Hayes’s Famous Underpants, by Tom McGurk.
Sunday Miscellany Podcast - 23rd September 2018
A special Sunday Miscellany outside broadcast from RTÉ Culture Night at the National Museum, Collins Barracks
The Last Great Venetian Painter by Eileen Battersby; Up on the Roof by Niall McArdle; Loving Books by Sharon Hogan; and True North, by Deirdre Mulrooney.
Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 16th September 2018
September Migration by Grace Wells; Feared By The Bad, Loved By The Good by Karl O’Neill; Listen Now Again by Cyril Kelly; The Graceful Simplicity of Poor Kitty Pakenham by Emer O’Kelly; and The Mystery by John F Deane
Sunday Miscellany Podcast - 9th September 2018
Na Scéirdí: A Great City Far Off by Conall Hamill; Maud Gonne Mad and Mrs Desperate by Lourdes Mackey; Uniform Days, a poem by Denise Blake; The House of Galileo Galilei by Justin MacCarthy; and Breaching the Barricades by Olive Travers
Sunday Miscellany 2nd September 2018
Reegsy by John O’Donnell; The Passing of Time by Sharon Hogan;The Final Frontier by Joe Ó Muircheartaigh; Sunset at Malin Head by Denise Blake; A Question of Sport by Mary O’Donnell and The All-Ireland Football Final, a poem by Paddy Moran
Sunday Miscellany, 19th August 2018
All-Ireland off the coast of Somalia by Norman Freeman; Man of the Mountains by Fidelma Mahon; At Malmaison by Mae Leonard; Limerick Hurlers Making Their Own History by Stephen O’Byrnes; and Young People of Ireland by John Egan
Sunday Miscellany, 12th August 2018
Today's recordings were: His Heart On His Sleeve by Eileen Battersby; Leonard Cheshire V.C. by Joe Taylor; Desperation and Demons in Lough Derg by Barbara McKenna-Beale;
The Perseids, a poem by James Harpur;
and Omagh, August 1998, by Michael Kelly
Sunday Miscellany, 5th August 2018
RTÉ at the Horse Show by Jonathan White; The Deserted Village by AM Cousins; Cycling the Ring by Justin MacCarthy; Visions of Amen by John F Deane; and Krakow by Catherine Foley
Sunday Miscellany, 29th July 2018
The Reluctant Rainmaker by Justin Kilcullen; Emily Brontë: a Study in Torment by Eileen Battersby; Tea in the Shelbourne with Miss Ettie and Miss Joan by Emer O’Kelly; Mní wicóni - Water is Life by Lani O’Hanlon and Wuthering Heights by Karl O’Neill
Sunday Miscellany, 22nd July 2018
Lady of Note by Gerry Moran; Chapels on San Giorgio Maggiore by Rachel Fehily; Dolphins, a poem by Mary O’Donnell; The Listening Stick by Cyril Kelly; Winning the Lotto by Catherine Foley, and My Summer County Complex by Joe Duffy
Sunday Miscellany, 15th July 2018
Ekaterinburg by Karl O’Neill; Lounge Girl by Clare O’Dea; The Russian Friend by Judith Mok; Note From A Lady by John Hedigan; and Bastille Day, a poem by Michael O’Loughlin
Sunday Miscellany 8th July 2018
The Garden of Life by Roslyn Dee; My Honorary Aunt by Justin MacCarthy; An Inspiring Present by Pat Coleman; Simon, Garfunkel and Me by Doreen Finn; Flowers Know Nothing of Our Grief, a poem by Moya Cannon; and Caveat Emptor, a poem by Vincent Woods
Sunday Miscellany 1st July 2018
Carnival of the Animals by John F Deane; Suck Suck Suck by Lani O’Hanlon; The Last Leper Colony in Europe by Gerry Moran; On the trails of the Saxons and O’Donnells in Transylvania by Frank Kavanagh and Sailing to An Island by Mary O’Malley.
Sunday Miscellany 24th June 2018
A Walk Around Gorteen Cemetary by Conall Hamill; The Tale My Mother Never Told, a poem by Grace Wells; A Hopeless Case by Justin MacCarthy; The Pyongyang Gaeltacht by Justin Kilcullen; Name Three Swiss Friends by Clare O’Dea and Seán MacSweeney: Visionary of Landscape by Emer O’Kelly
Sunday Miscellany 17th June 2018
Father’s Day by Chris McHallem; Joyce in Zurich by Roslyn Dee;The Grandfather, a poem by Michael O’Connor; Whistling in Turin by Karl O’Neill; Tea with the Heaneys by AM Cousins and The Fathers by Olive Travers
Sunday Miscellany, 10th June 2018
Somewhere Out There by Patrick Griffin; Flight to the Falklands, a poem by Vivienne McKechnie; Three Bicycles by Eoin Devereux;Dawn Chorus by Mae Leonard; I Am A Song by Joseph O’Connor and
Sweet Van, a poem by Dónal Ryan
Sunday Miscellany, 3rd June 2018
Dreaming in Mathematics, a poem by Denise Blake; Big Red by Eileen Battersby; What One Man Can Do, by John MacKenna; Grass, a poem by Grace Wells; Day of the Horse Whisperer, by Leo Cullen; School Leavers, a poem by James Harpur; and A Weekend in Culchie Country, by Cyril Kelly.
Sunday Miscellany, 27th May 2018
Hornos De La Pena by Justin MacCarthy; Sea Roads by Mary O’Malley; Crossing Borders, a poem by Denise Blake; Virginia by Karl O’Neill; Prayer to St Anthony as the Greenway comes to Kilmacthomas by Grace Wells; Inside the Circle, by Olive Travers,
and Towards a Conversion, a poem by John F Deane
Sunday Miscellany, 20th May 2018
Lambay’s Lordship by Nollaig Rowan; The writer the ghost and George Clooney, by AM Cousins; The Caravan Farmers by Leo Cullen; The Trout by John F Deane; and Luminous Spaces by Grace Wells
Sunday Miscellany 13th May 2018
Teach, by Mary O’Malley; Single Man (41) Worries About The Apocalypse, by Donal Ryan; Marathon, by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald;
Death and the Post Office, a poem by Martin Dyar; Multitudes by Ilyana Kuhling
and The Music of Frank McCourt, by Joseph O’Connor.
Sunday Miscellany 6th May 2018
Sunday Miscellany, 29th April 2018
A Tenderness That Has No Need For Words by Conall Hamill; Like In A Film by Maggie Armstrong; ‘Mahleria’ by Karl O’Neill; Lunch With Jessica Mitford, by Gerry Mullins; In Bruges, by Nollaig Rowan, and Bread, a poem by Moya Cannon
Sunday Miscellany, 22nd April 2018
Springtime in Ohio, a poem by Denise Blake;
The Last Travelling Fiddle Player by Dermot Bolger; Diary of a Social Diarist by Catherine Foley; The Thomas Mann Book Club by Michael O’Loughlin; Once Upon A Time On The Wild Atlantic Way by Mae Leonard; and Goldfinches, a poem by Mary O’Malley
Sunday Miscellany, 15th April 2018
In Memory of the Bus Conductor by Tim Carey; Sea Story by Mary Lennon; Luasing by Anne Delaney; Walking My Commute by Clare O’Dea; and Memories of the Old North Road by Richard Barnwall
Sunday Miscellany, 8th April 2018
New Writing: Advice, by Mary O’Malley; From Poldi to Killary, by Michael O’Loughlin; Work, a poem by Moya Cannon; New Boots by Paul Rouse; Mass Cat by Olive Travers; and Killary Wonder, a poem by Denise Blake
Sunday Miscellany, 1st April 2018
Easter 1916, Hedy Lamarr, and Mobile Technology by John MacDonald; Meskel in Lebanon by Louise Kennedy; Brian’s Music, a poem by John MacKenna; Easter Monday 2016 by Sheila Maher; After Seeing Kells In Principio, a poem by James Harpur and
Wearing Winter Well in the Wild West by Áine Ryan
Sunday Miscellany, 25th March 2018
On today's programme: Where’s Tim Robinson When You Need Him? by Conall Hamill; The Greek God of Small Things by Roslyn Dee; Shadowlands, a poem by John F Deane; The Last Leaf by Mary Morrissy; Father Joe by David Murray and The Records, a poem by Moya Cannon
Sunday Miscellany, 18th March 2018
On today's programme: The Cailleach and the Wise Fools by Nuala Hayes; Potatoes by Michael O’Connor; Céad Míle Fáilte – On Becoming An Irish Citizen by Bernadett Buda; St Patrick And The Avoca Miners, by Nick Coy; and Patrick Alone On The Reek, a poem by Geraldine Mitchell
Sunday Miscellany, 11th March 2018
'While You Were Sleeping' by Finola Doyle O’Neill; 'Invictus' by Karl O'Neill; 'Speaking Gaeilge for the First Time' by Art Ó Súilleabháin; 'The Island of Birds' by Lani O’Hanlon; 'The Mockler' by Maurice Crowe and 'Joan, in Two Snapshots' a poem by Karen J McDonnell
Sunday Miscellany, 4th March 2018
'Yesterday's Snow' by Mark Brennock; 'Frida and Me' by Rosaleen McDonagh, read by Kathleen Lawrence; 'Travelling East , the Winter of 2010', a poem by James Harpur; 'My Mother was a Scrubber' by Brian Farrell; 'Forest, Snow, A Train' a poem by Mary O'Donnell; 'Sliabh na mBan' by Catherine Foley and 'The Lost Days' by Adrian Kane
Sunday Miscellany 25th February 2018
Nuala Hayes- The Two James Barrys; John MacKenna- Wire Fences Make Good Neighbours ; Andrea Martin- A New Country; Frank Kavanagh- In Praise of Suburbia and Austin Clarke; Mary O'Malley- Letter to Nia
Sunday Miscellany, 18th February 2018
On this morning’s programme, we heard:
Lillibulero, by Michael O’Loughlin; The Adventures of Mark Twain by Nollaig Rowan; Ash Wednesday, a poem by Sighle Meehan; All the Olympians by Conall Hamill; The Robin by Catherine Foley; and The Piano Lesson by Art Ó Súilleabháin
Sunday Miscellany, Sunday 11th February 2018
On this morning’s programme, we heard: Night Walk by Mary O’Malley; Bird Of Our Youth by Leo Cullen; The Poetry of the Obvious by Maolsheachlann Ó Ceallaigh; Cinema Paradiso, by Roslyn Dee; Friend, Roman, Countryman, by Brian Farrell;
and Love Needs, a poem by Jean O’Brien.
Sunday Miscellany, Sunday 4th February 2018
There is a Lake in Everyone's Heart by Art Ó Súilleabháin; Shackles and Chains by Clare O'Dea; Bird Incident, a poem by Fred Johnston; Happy Birthday Shop by Evelyn Conlon; Dawn Revenant by Frank Kavanagh and Saturday Night In Ballask by A M Cousins
Podcast Sunday 28th January 2018
Bridget's Blanket by Eileen Keane; Weaving a Spell in the Liberties by Séamus Dooley; Lesson 2 from a Beach in Croatia by Julie Parsons; St Brigid Dreams of the Arrival of Spring, a poem by Geraldine Mitchell; Letter to Charles Harpur by James Harpur and A Baby For All Seasons by Olive Travers
Podcast - Sunday 21st January 2018
Scriptio Continua by Jimmy Murphy; Sunkist in January by Mae Leonard; Tree Surgeon by Tim Carey; Winter Commons a poem by Geraldine Mitchell; Owed to Dolores by Kate O’Shaughnessy; And Sarah, Heroic Grandmother by Cyril Kelly
Podcast: Sunday 14 January 2018
Mimi, by Nuala Hayes; From World’s End Lane to Foley Street, by Conall Hamill; An Unholy Tax, by Lourdes Mackey; Life with Furball, by Niall McArdle; and Phtalo Green, by Catherine Foley
Podcast: Sunday Miscellany, 7 January 2018
A New Year’s Gift, by John MacKenna; Not Roses, Not Summer, by Lani O’Hanlon; From the Chicago Notebooks: Paradise Valley, by John F Deane; Family Matters, by Nollaig Rowan; The Summer House in Winter, Rossmore, Co. Cork, a poem by James Harpur; Indian Impasse, by Olive Travers
Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 31 December 2017
A Match Made in Mullinabro, by David Murray; Lessons From A Beach in Croatia, Number 1, by Julie Parsons; First Shift Back After Christmas, by Dermot Bolger; Journey of an Outcast, by Eileen Battersby; The Medicine of the Old Maid Josie Crosse, by Leo Cullen.
Podcast: Christmas Miscellany, 25 December 2017
NCH Live with RTÉCO Part 2: Maeve, Christmas and Unasked for Advice, Chris Binchy; A-Carolling We Would Go, Mae Leonard; Traveller Fashionista, Rosaleen McDonagh, read by Kathleen Lawrence; The Old Maid Josie Cross and the Lamb of God, Leo Cullen; Red Berries and Mango Blossoms, Lani O’Hanlon; A Lost Soul On Christmas Eve, Cyril Kelly
Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 17 December 2017
Live at the NCH with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra: Part 1: New writing: The Tended Art of Christmas, by Mary O’Donnell; In Times of Candle Light, a poem by Denise Blake; Going Home For Christmas, a poem by Dermot Bolger; December Babe, by AM Cousins; The Ghosts of Christmas Past, by Conall Hamill.
Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 10 December 2017
Culchie Day in the Big Smoke, by Robert Higgins; Midwinter Festivals, by Dympna Murray Fennell; How Children Celebrated Santa Claus in Communist Hungary, by Bernadett Buda; Elegy, for Aodán Mac Póilín, a poem by Gerald Dawe; Christmas Truce, Ardoyne, 1914, by Louise Kennedy; From the Chicago Diaries: the El, by John F Deane.
Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 3 December 2017
A special recording at the Westport Town Hall Theatre as part of the Rolling Sun Book Festival. Readings: Junior Scientist, by Brian Leyden; Planning Perfection, by Áine Ryan;
Sea Change, a poem by Geraldine Mitchell;
George Boole and the Irish Rain, by Art Ó Súilleabháin; Rhett Butler Does the Drains, by Kate Kerrigan
Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 26 November 2017
New writing: He was a Quare One, by Conall Hamill; Adios, Ferdie, by Emer Woodfull;
Pilgrimage to Inniskeen, a poem by Bernie Crawford; Swift, Handel and the Messiah, by Pat Dunne; Breacadh Lae ag Loch Baile Uí Scanláin/ Dawn at Ballyscanlon Lake, a poem by Róisín Sheehy; And You Never Know What’s Around The Bend, by Peter Duffy.
Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 19 November 2017
New writing: Meeting William Trevor, by Dolores McKenna; Prayers for Grenfell, by Julie Parsons; Climbing Mount Eros, by John MacKenna; Lunar Attraction, a poem by Nollaig Rowan; Imram, by Nuala Hayes;
Walking to Myanmar, by Tom Farrell
Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 12 November 2017
New writings: That Night in November, by Yvonne Judge; Dry Stones and the myth of the early Irish Celtic Church, by Frank Kavanagh; A Sawdoctor’s Daughter, by Helen Shaw; Night At The Theatre, by Brian Farrell; Remembrance Sunday, by Jason Murphy.
Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 5 November 2017
New writing: And So A Year Has Passed, by John MacKenna; Northern Sky, by Clare O’Dea; From the Chicago Notebooks – Caskets, by John F Deane; My Lexicon Odyssey, by Mae Leonard; If I Could Sing, by Kevin Toolis
Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 29 October 2017
Ghost Stories, by Dympna Murray Fennell; Thank You Fats, by Brendan Graham, from the archives, to mark the death of Fats Domino; Trick or Treat, by AM Cousins; The Hellfire Club, William Wordsworth, and the Wrong Sort of Tourist, by Kevin McDermott;
A Glimpse of Nosferatu, by Judith Mok; Philosopher, a poem by Vincent Woods.
Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 22 October 2017
Recorded at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght as part of the Red Line Book Festival:
The Night Poetry Came To The Suburbs, by Dermot Bolger; The Stolen Tulip, by Eileen Battersby; Are Ye Dancing? a poem by Sara Shine; Her Smile, a poem by Cyril Kelly;
A Couple of Swells, by Eileen Casey;
Synergy, by Rosaleen McDonagh, read by Kathleen Lawrence.
Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 15 October 2017
New writing: From the Chicago Notebooks: The Fall, by John F Deane; Mobile Communications, by Denise Blake; The Headless Angels of St Nicholas’s Church, Galway City, a poem by James Harpur;
Rwandan Redemption, by Mark Brennock;
I Will Arise And Go Now, And Go To Ballycumber, by Conall Hamill; Rural Sounds, a poem, by Denise Blake.
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