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Sunday Miscellany

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.

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.
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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

Duration: 00:30:29

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 8 June 2014

New short essays: Support for the Auld Enemy by Val O’Donnell; The Night Dublin Dissected an Elephant by Mary Mulvihill; Telling the Migrant’s Story by Denis Sampson; The National Gallery of Ireland by Evelyn Conlon; Summer Holidays - a poem by James Harpur; Let’s All Cheer like Protestants by Karl O’Neill

Duration: 00:28:39

Podcast: Easter Sunday Miscellany 20 April 2014

New short essays: The Good Friday Pictures by Joe Kearney: Time Past by John F Deane; From the archives - Pascal Fire by the late David Sowby - remembering the long time contributor who died recently; No Strings Attached – a poem by Deirdre Cronin; Easter in Florence by Sheila Smith; Sun Dancing by Catherine Ann Cullen

Duration: 00:29:54

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 6 April 2014

New Writing on this weekend’s programme, coinciding with the forthcoming State visit of President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins to Britain, was contributed by: Tony Murray, Cyril Kelly, Kate Kerrigan, Polly Devlin and Vona Groarke

Duration: 00:30:02

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

Duration: 00:33:27

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

Duration: 00:29:09

St. Patrick's Day Miscellany 17 March 2014

New short essays: Dining with the Dean by Pat Dunne; St Patrick, The Mayor, and the Long Con by Denis Murphy; Brian Boirimhe by Éamonn Ó hUallacháin; Thank You Mister Gladstone! by Lourdes Mackey; The Spy Who Went Out into the Cold by Monica Henchy; St Patrick’s Day in Killala by Kate Kerrigan

Duration: 00:33:22

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

Duration: 00:29:16

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

Duration: 00:30:10

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

Duration: 00:28:40

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

Duration: 00:27:05

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

Duration: 00:32:06

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;

Duration: 00:26:04

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

Duration: 00:29:42

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

Duration: 00:29:28

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

Duration: 00:28:09

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

Duration: 00:29:56

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

Duration: 00:26:34

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

Duration: 00:26:09

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

Duration: 00:37:57

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