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 5th.

    Please send submissions to and mark them ‘RTÉ 1916’.

    Details of the next Live Event:

    The next Sunday Miscellany Live is a collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and it takes place in the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Tuesday, December 8th. For tickets, please go to

    Sunday Miscellany 27 October 2013


    Sunday Miscellany 27 October 2013

    New short essays:

    Richard Henry Geoghegan, Irish Linguist by Rita Crampton

    Marathon Story by Paul Thornton

    Poetic Justice by Pat Dunne

    In the Margins by John F. Deane

    Late in the Evening by John MacKenna


    All God’s Chillun’ Got Wings by Edward Collins performed by Earl Wild (piano).

    Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No 3 by JS Bach performed by Maya Homburger (violin).

    The Living Sculptures of Pemberley by Dario Marianelli performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet (piano) with the English Chamber Orchestra.

    The Court of New Town performed by Colm Mac Con Iomaire and guest musicians.



    Sunday Miscellany 27 October 2013

    New short essays: Richard Henry Geoghegan, Irish Linguist by Rita Crampton; Marathon Story by Paul Thornton; Poetic Justice by Pat Dunne; In the Margins by John F. Deane; Late in the Evening by John MacKenna

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