Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

Podcasts

Sunday 18th August

Riding Rickshaw from Croke Park by Gerry Moran

Defeated Kilkenny supporters travel home in style from the 2016 final

The Moo of a Cow Can Be Balm to the Soul by Barbara Scully

Summer delights on a holiday at home in Ireland

The Killenaule Parrot by Leo Cullen

The summer of 1959: heat, drought and a hurling final replay

Peace, Love and Woodstock by Margaret Hickey

A young Trinity student attends the legendary festival in 1969

My Great Hurling Moment by Fachtna Ó Drisceoil

A no-hope hurler has a moment of glory

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 18th August 2019

On this morning’s programme we heard: My Great Hurling Moment by Fachtna Ó Drisceoil; Peace, Love and Woodstock by Margaret Hickey; The Killenaule Parrot by Leo Cullen; The Moo of a Cow Can Be Balm to the Soul by Barbara Scully; And Riding Rickshaw from Croke Park by Gerry Moran

Sunday 11th August

The World from a Backyard in Callan, Co. Kilkenny: the Wisdom and Humanity of Thomas Kilroy

A profile of the great playwright Thomas Kilroy

Forget-Me-Not Times, by Mae Leonard

Questing for wildflowers along by Athlunkard Boat Club

The Life of Frank du Bedat by Tim Carey

A colourful Dublin stockbroker’s reversals of fortune over a century ago

The Child on the Strand, by AM Cousins

A lost child is found, and found again

California 1969 by Jonathan White

A memorable childhood visit to Los Angeles

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 11th August 2019

On this morning’s programme we heard: California, 1969 by Jonathan White; The Child on the Strand by AM Cousins; The Life of Frank Du Bedat by Tim Carey; Forget-Me-Not Times by Mae Leonard And The World from a Backyard in Callan, Co. Kilkenny: the Wisdom and Humanity of Thomas Kilroy by Emer O’Kelly

Sunday 4th August

What A Young Fermanagh Woman Said As She Toiled With Praties And Fire by Vincent Woods

A poem by Vincent Woods

Singing with Joseph Calleja by John Hedigan

A meeting with the young tenor on the brink of his stardom

Circus Boy by A.M. Cousins

A young man dreams of running away with the circus

My Friend The Duke by Paddy Murray

A cub reporter has breakfast with the great John Wayne

The Dog Woman by Lani O’Hanlon

Rescue remedy for dogs, and their owners

An August Coup by Pat Coleman

Philip Petit’s Twin Towers tightrope walk

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 4th August 2019

On today's programme: An August Coup by Pat Coleman; The Dog Woman by Lani O’Hanlon; My Friend The Duke, by Paddy Murray; Circus Boy by AM Cousins; Singing with Joseph Calleja by John Hedigan; And What A Young Fermanagh Woman Said As She Toiled With Praties And Fire, a poem by Vincent Woods

Sunday 28th July

The Laughing Chimney Sweep by Vincent Woods

A poem by Vincent Woods

Everything is Possible by Garrett Igoe

A teenager's unforgettable French exchange in 1973

Maeve’s Letter by Catherine Foley

Straight-up advice on writing from the great novelist, Maeve Binchy

The Milky Way by Gail Seekamp

The glories of the night sky, in Kerry, Jersey, and Sark

My Most Successful Poetry Reading Ever by Michael O’Loughlin

The poet reads his work in exotic locations

Ireland Cricket, Michael Cusack, WG Grace And All That by Diarmuid O’Donovan

Irish cricket takes its place in the world

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 28th July 2019

On this morning's programme: Ireland Cricket, Michael Cusack, WG Grace And All That by Diarmuid O’Donovan ; My Most Successful Poetry Reading Ever by Michael O’Loughlin; The Milky Way by Gail Seekamp; Maeve’s Letter by Catherine Foley; Everything is Possible by Garrett Igoe; and The Laughing Chimney Sweep, a poem by Vincent Woods

Sunday 21st July

Bloody Friday by Olive Travers

Olive Travers recalls how as a teenager, she got caught up in the terrible day of bombing in Belfast that was Bloody Friday

Scáthanna/Shadows by Catherine Foley

A poem in Irish and English

Scouting For Boys by Chris McHallem

Chris McHallem is talentspotted by a football scout

In Search of Ancestors by Kevin Mc Dermott

A poem by Kevin McDermott

The Festival

Carol Nicholas remembers a long day at a dancing festival

The Magic of the B-Side by John MacKenna

John MacKenna on the magic of the B-Side

The Short Cut by Grace Wells

Grace Wells goes on a mission to find a short cut from Clare to Clonmel

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 21st July 2019

On this morning’s programme, we heard: The Short Cut by Grace Wells; The Magic of the B-Side, by John MacKenna; The Festival by Carol Nicholas; In Search of Ancestors, a poem by Kevin Mc Dermott; Scouting For Boys by Chris McHallem; Scáthanna/ Shadows, a poem in Irish and English by Catherine Foley, and Bloody Friday, by Olive Travers

Sunday 14th July

Soul / Anam

A poem in English and Irish, by Vincent Woods

Rivers of Life

James Harpur on the break with the sacred that polluted rivers signify

Irish Queen of Wimbledon

Tommy O’Rourke on Lena Rice, Ireland’s only female Wimbledon champion

The Fields in his Eyes

Lani O’Hanlon tries not to tame a feral cat

Bastille Day 1979

Conall Hamill on two contrasting national day celebrations in Paris

Bouncing on the Moon

Monica Corish stays up late for the moon landing

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 14th July 2019

On this morning’s programme, we heard: Bouncing on the Moon by Monica Corish; Bastille Day 1979 by Conall Hamill; The Fields in his Eyes by Lani O’Hanlon; Irish Queen of Wimbledon by Tommy O’Rourke; Rivers of Life by James Harpur and, Soul/ Anam, a poem in English and Irish, by Vincent Woods

Sunday 7th July

In The Levant

Justin MacCarthy's sojourn in the Lebanon doesn't end well

The Moderately Distinguished Angela Thirkell

Angela Thirkell, a self-confessed snob, was horrified at the thought that her friends might read her books

Land Love

Mary O'Donnell remembers her childhood summers spent happily in the fields of Monaghan

Twenty-Two Houses

Tim Carey has a problem filling in the Garda Vetting Form.

Summer in Andorra

Michael O'Loughlin and his wife meet some of the locals while cat-sitting in Andorra

Sunday Miscellany Podcast, 7th July 2019

On this morning’s programme we heard: Summer in Andorra by Michael O’Loughlin; Twenty-Two Houses by Tim Carey; Land Love by Mary O’Donnell; The Moderately Distinguished Angela Thirkell by Emer O’Kelly; and In the Levant by Justin MacCarthy

Sunday 30th June

Hot Day on the Gower Peninsula

Lani O’Hanlon sits out storms and heatwaves, waiting for a grandchild to be born

The Last Peacock

A poem by Gerald Dawe

The Art Police

Chris McHallem gets a cultural going-over

Friendship and Family

Rosaleen McDonagh on family, friendship and Pride. (Read by Kathleen Lawrence)

Patrick Leigh Fermor, Restless Romantic

Roslyn Dee salutes the stellar travel writer

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