Sunday Miscellany

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    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 27 January 2013


    Sunday Miscellany 27th January 2013

    On today’s programme you heard:

    “Snow Time” by Pat Dunne

    “A Lesson In Dignity” by Norman Freeman

    “The Boots” a poem by Brigid Molloy

    “Life review In The Mirror” by Bruce Pierce

    “Ghost Estate” by Sara Keating


    “A Child’s Sandal” by Pat Hynes ( to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day)

    The music was :

    “Snowfall Cha Cha” / Billy May and his Orchestra

    “Ragas In Minor Scale” / Ravi Shankar and Philip Glass

    “Boots Of Spanish Leather” / Bob Dylan

    Part of the Second movement of “Reflection 1” by John Kinsella played by Anthony Byrne on Piano


    “On Camber Sands” / Gordon Giltrap

    A podcast of the speech content of the programme is available on

    The broadcast co-ordinator was Geralyn Aspill and

    The programme was produced by Aonghus McAnally

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