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Sunday Miscellany

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A mix of 'music and musings'. Serve up a sumptuous breakfast on Sunday morning with a menu of rich musings from people all over the country, brought together by editor Martha McCarron.

A mix of 'music and musings'. Serve up a sumptuous breakfast on Sunday morning with a menu of rich musings from people all over the country, brought together by editor Martha McCarron.


Dublin, Ireland




RTE Ireland


A mix of 'music and musings'. Serve up a sumptuous breakfast on Sunday morning with a menu of rich musings from people all over the country, brought together by editor Martha McCarron.






RTÉ Donnybrook Dublin 4 01 208 3111


Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 3 August 2014

Contributors on this morning’s programme, recorded as part of a Trinity College, National Library of Ireland and RTÉ World War 1 Roadshow, were: Maurice Cashell, Sally Neary, Mary Morrissy, Gerard Smyth, Sabina Purcell and John MacKenna


Sunday Miscellany 30 March 2014

New short essays: Lisheen by Andrea Ward; Kurt Cobain and the No. 75 bus to Dun Laoghaire by Sinéad Gleeson; Your Soft Inner Child by Leo Cullen; My Mother Was a Dancer by Kim Pinto Williams; Falling in Love with My Mother by Kate Kerrigan; Facing the Truth: Remembering John McGahern by Brian Leyden


Sunday Miscellany 23 March 2014

New short essays: Cold in the Moon's Eye – a tribute to M.J. McManus by Brian Leyden; Framed by Mary O’Malley; Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You: Alice Munro by Denis Sampson; Day Dream Believer by Declan Collinge; Happy Birthday Nell McCafferty by Carmel Lynch


Sunday Miscellany 16 March 2014

New short essays: Geography – a poem by Mary O’Malley; Venice Rhapsody by Roslyn Dee; Last Years of the Omeath Gaeltacht by Norman Freeman; Beethoven, Brahms and Beach by Dawn Lowe; Ireland Ahoy by Chuck Kruger; The Solitary Reaper by Alan Titley; De Profundis - dedicated to the memory of Christine Buckley – a poem by Declan Collinge


Sunday Miscellany 9 March 2014

New short essays: Prophecy by Alan Titley; Rosina by Andrea Ward; The Window Cleaner by Cyril Kelly; Reading and Writing by Liz Nugent; Damascus by Eoghan Ó Neachtain


Sunday Miscellany 2 March 2014

New short essays: God’s Sneeze – a poem by Chuck Kruger; Sailing Out by Fidelma Mahon; Thar Spás Amach by Marcus MacConghail; Trees by Mary O’Malley; Patrick Scott and the Dancers by Deirdre Mulrooney


Sunday Miscellany 23 February 2014

New short essays: Call of Concrete by Áine Ryan; The Night Cassius Dropped us to our Knees by Tom Rowley; A Leap of Faith by John Lombard; The Magic Boy by Kate Kerrigan; Bowling and the Bandon Road Aqueduct by Des MacHale


Sunday Miscellany 16 February 2014

New short essays: A Riddle from Alice and Wonderland by Des MacHale; Remembering Mount Carmel by Julia Kelly; Kitchens by Dympna Murray Fennell; No. 5 by Bert Wright; Battle of Clontarf by Joe O’Toole


Sunday Miscellany 9 February 2014

New Short essays: Aqua Alta – a poem by Jean O’Brien; Music Archaeologists by Val O’Donnell; Zebra Rock by John Lombard; Canoeing and Courting by Áine Ryan; The Power of Guess Who? by Gillian Grattan; Know – a poem by Jean O’Brien;


Sunday Miscellany 2 February 2014

New short essays: Charlie by Karl O’Neill; Plimsolls by Bert Wright; Two Years by Kate Kerrigan; Pete Seeger by John MacKenna – from the programme’s archive, to mark the death of Pete Seeger this week; Waiting for Brigid by Hedy Gibbons Lynott


Sunday Miscellany 26 January 2014

New short essays: We Need to Talk by Kate Kerrigan; Pop’s Rose by Paula Redmond; A Tenuous Connection by Karl O’Neill; Excavation with the Trowel of Translation by Cyril Kelly; Keeping it Real by Bert Wright; Lest We Forget for Tomi Reichental - a poem by Jean O’Brien


Sunday Miscellany 19 January 2014

A Wedding Song for Ewan and Erika – a poem by John MacKenna; My Granny’s Knife by Kate Kerrigan; Robbie Burns by Dympna Murray Fennell; Memories we can Never Rub Away by Maurice Cashell; The Two Germans by Catherine Foley; A Brief History of Time by Iggy McGovern; For My Late Father on his 106th Birthday – a poem by John MacKenna


Sunday Miscellany 12 January 2014

New short essays: Marrying Nan Kinsella by John MacKenna; January Winds by Patricia Byrne; Get the Lad of the New, New by Cyril Kelly; The Curse of St. Munchin by Mae Leonard; Stories from the Typewriter by Caroline Carey Finn


Sunday Miscellany 5 January 2014

New short essays: Amoroso – a poem by Vona Groarke; Nobel Silence by Leo Cullen; The Horticultural Show by Caroline Carey Finn; Aging by Brian Leyden; Arapov by Maurice Cashell; Going Out – a poem by Vona Groarke


Sunday Miscellany 29 December 2013

New short essays: The Photograph – a poem by Vona Groarke; The Christmas Cake by Marguerite MacCurtin; Old Hat by Colbert Kearney; The Kilmore Carols by A.M Cousins; Mindful Walking by Leo Cullen; Closing Time – another poem by Vona Groarke


Christmas Miscellany

New short essays: In Australia by Brendan Graham; Snow, Goering’s Train and Hoffstetter’s Serenade by Thomas McCarthy; Alice by Kate Kerrigan; Three Wise Men by John MacKenna; Christmas in Liguria by Christine Dwyer Hickey; Christmas in Ourselves by Kevin Gildea


Sunday Miscellany 22 December 2013

New short essays: Déjà vu by Cyril Kelly; Our Year of Scans, Photographs and Images by Denise Blake; O’Connell Street at Christmas by Maeve Higgins; Dear Afterlife, In memoriam Dennis O’Driscoll – a poem by Michael Coady


Sunday Miscellany 15 December 2013

New short essays: The Exteriors of Wilhelm Hammershoi – a poem by Vona Groarke; Generations by Christina Hunt Mahony; Forever by the Sea by Harriet Parsons; Patrick Leigh Fermor by Roslyn Dee; The Interiors of Wilhelm Hammershoi – another poem by Vona Groarke; The Dominicans by Cathleen Brindley; Good King Wenceslas by Pat Dunne


Sunday Miscellany 8 December 2013

New short essays: Adeste Fideles by Colbert Kearney; No Birdies – Just Cold Turkey by Gabriel McDonnell; Driftwood by Leo Cullen; Red or Dead by Roslyn Dee; Holy Mary by Bairbre O’Hogan


Sunday Miscellany 1 December 2013

New short essays: The Troubled Shade of Dorothea Herbert by Michael Coady; The Coleridge Way by Alannah Hopkins; For Sale: Twelve Ninety one Bonnieview Avenue – a poem by Denise Blake; Maeve Brennan by Sinéad Gleeson; Shark Cage, Diving, South Africa by Kevin Dawson