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Sunday Miscellany

English, Poetry, 1 season, 164 episodes, 3 days, 22 hours, 15 minutes
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Radio essays, poems and complementary music, broadcast from Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1, Sunday mornings since 1968.
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Butterballs, Bullseyes and Bloomsday

Reflections on fatherhood, and literary Dublin’s first Joycean jaunt, with Patricia Joyce Oliver, Rory Gleeson, Donal Fallon, Ann Breslin and Oliver Sears
6/16/202433 minutes, 8 seconds
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Celestial Considerations and Serendipity

A dip into the Miscellany archive with 1990s pieces by Michael Harding, Nicky Barry, Kevin O’Connor, Patricia O’Reilly, Catherine Cullen and Peter Jankovsky – and a more recent poem from late, much missed poet, Gerald Dawe
6/2/202433 minutes, 44 seconds
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Baby Birds and Barefoot Running

Thin Lizzy in Tramore, Brehon Brutalism in Ballsbridge, feathery feats of nature -- and the wisdom, or not, of meeting your heroes. With John Toal, Joe Rooney, Kathy Donaghy, Shane O’Toole, Lani O’Hanlon and Judith Mok
5/26/202435 minutes, 7 seconds
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Spring blooms and a batch loaf

Sea pinks on the Copper Coast, intimations of mortality in the Irish hawthorn tree, and ways of making a show of yourself, with Pat Boran, Peter Cunningham, Mary Hassett, Maeve Edwards and Lawrence White
5/19/202432 minutes, 19 seconds
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Chieftains and Cherry Blossoms

Cows and cowboy boots, a rookie promoter’s first gig in Galway, and glory days of fun and friendship in Monet’s garden. With Maeve Edwards, Joe Kearney, Ollie Jennings, Philip Judge, Enda Wyley and Rachael Hegarty
5/12/202433 minutes, 53 seconds
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From La Scala in Milan to Bruce Springsteen in Dublin

From Milan to Dublin, a programme on song and speech, finding and using your voice, dancing and self-expression-- with Mark Brennock, Doireann Ní Bhríain, Catherine Foley, Mary Kate O’Flanagan, Fiona Smith and Irish-Palestinian poet Durgham Mushtaha
5/5/202434 minutes, 6 seconds
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A Sculptor’s Sculptor and a Swallow on the Suir

Month’s mind tributes to the late sculptor Imogen Stuart and poet Michael Coady; bonny labouring boy, the smell of new boots and an old coat. With Peter Trant, AM Cousins, Paul Rouse, Alison Fitzgerald, Michael O'Connor and Catherine Twomey
4/28/202435 minutes, 32 seconds
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Miracles and Talking Birds

Saints and prayers, crowning glory and a Shakespearean starling, with Elizabeth Oxley, Moya Cannon, Dermot Bolger, Pat Boran, Rosaleen McDonagh and Conall Hamill
4/21/202435 minutes, 14 seconds
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Moscow, Mustard and Sand Martins

Returning swallows, an Irishman abroad in the USSR, a German eye on Daniel O’Connell, and Harry Nilsson’s Irish love, with Jim Sharkey, Jenny Beale, Deirdre McQuillan, Daniel Mulhall, Brian Farrell and Denise Blake
4/14/202434 minutes, 42 seconds
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Bright visions and moments of joy

A favourite song of Seán Ó Riada’s, wonderful parties, and extraordinary kindness to a young writer starting out: John Banville, Shelly Furlong, Diarmaid Ferriter, Iarla Ó Lionard and Marina Carr salute seven decades of the Irish Arts Council
4/7/202435 minutes, 28 seconds
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Bell chimes and Bach’s St Matthew Passion

Easter eggs, Easter bonnets and the enduring appeal of Bach’s 300 year old masterpiece, with Olivia O’Leary, Paul Johnston, Aidan Mathews, Margaret Hickey, Enda Wyley and John F Deane
3/31/202432 minutes, 4 seconds
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Starry Nights and Stardust

Rescue pets and reliquaries, asteroids and a crown of thorns, with Gail Seekamp, Fiona Hyland, AM Cousins, Conor Horgan, Jim Sperin, Mary O’Malley and Denise Blake
3/24/202434 minutes, 10 seconds
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A Saint, a Goat and a Rocky Place

Shades of green in a St Patrick’s Day Miscellany with Seán O’Gorman, Máire T Robinson, Joe Kearney, Bernard Dunleavy, John MacKenna, James Harpur and Olivia O’Leary
3/17/202437 minutes, 16 seconds
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Sing-songs, heavenly aspirations and life's paraphernalia - a Mother’s Day Special

Women sewing, singing, loving and maybe even dancing in heaven. A Mother's Day special with Maeve Edwards, Joe Whelan, AM Cousins, Paul Howard, Clare Monnelly and Enda Wyley.
3/10/202435 minutes, 56 seconds
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A lamp, a love charm and a library ghost

Voices in harmony at Creative Brain Week and the New Yorker magazine’s own, Irish, long-winded lady, with Mike Hanrahan, Lourdes Mackey, John MacKenna, Mary Kate O Flanagan, Catherine Foley and James Harpur
3/3/202432 minutes, 16 seconds
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Fire, Ice and Paper

Confessions of a cocktail piano teen sensation, Father Damo goes to Ted Fest, a letter to Letter from America, and sawing wood in a Siberian gulag, with Conor Linehan, Michael O’Connor, Henrietta McKervey, Joe Rooney, Joe Kearney and Grace Wilentz
2/25/202434 minutes, 18 seconds
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Maths, Machines and Alphabet Magic

Clowns, candymen and a pocket calculator: a poem celebrating human ingenuity and playfulness, with Neil Hegarty, Henrietta McKervey, Leo Cullen, Evelyn Conlon, AM Cousins and James Harpur
2/18/202434 minutes, 2 seconds
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Forbidden love, correct attire, and ancient landscapes

Arboreal hieroglyphics, respectable attire, Gershwin’s Irish influence and a love that couldn’t be stopped. With Kevin McDermott, Margaret Galvin, Jim Doherty, Lourdes Mackey, Moya Canon, Denise Blake and James Harpur
2/11/202433 minutes, 52 seconds
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Brigid, Bolivia and Biting Creatures

Nervous patients, home from home and the saint among the box hedges, with Rebecca Hunter, Jenny Beale, Peter Trant, Barbara Scully, Niall McArdle and Margaret Galvin
2/4/202436 minutes, 18 seconds
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Feathers, Flappers and a Full Moon

From Old Moore’s Almanac to the jellyfish apocalypse with birdwatching on the Dodder and capturing a flapper skate along the way, with Joe Kearney, Rebecca Hunter, Fiona Hyland, Alexander McMaster, Pier Kuipers and Vincent Woods
1/28/202435 minutes, 51 seconds
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Burns, Borderlands and a New Baby

Stepping out to dance class, serenading a new arrival, skulduggery in a Scottish graveyard – and rereading the searing Diary of Anne Frank, with Elizabeth Oxley, Peter Cunningham, Emer O’Kelly, Rory Gleeson, Paul Johnston and Vincent Woods
1/21/202433 minutes, 58 seconds
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Pilgrim Souls, Old Souls

Paintings and poetry, mending and making do, reciting Yeats in New Delhi and a long night of the soul in the Emergency Department, with Daniel Mulhall, Catherine Foley, John MacKenna, Aidan Mathews, Margaret Hickey and Nidhi Zak/Aria Eip
1/14/202435 minutes, 42 seconds
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Winter Travels and Emotional Challenges

The 'big snow', the real Gabriel Conroy, finding profundity in simplicity and tumbles on winter streets, with Alexander McMaster, Enda Wyley, Conall Hamill, John F Deane, Michael O'Connor and Mary O'Donnell
1/7/202431 minutes, 33 seconds
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An Angel Feather and a New Year Wish

Absent angels, a post-Christmas brush with the law, and a reckoning with Yeats country, with Grace Wilentz, Michael Harding, John MacKenna, Enda Wyley, Brian Leyden, and Sharon Hogan
12/31/202331 minutes, 53 seconds
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Miscellany Extra, Christmas Day

Christmas trimmings from Miscellany regular contributors John F Deane, James Harpur and Enda Wyley
12/31/202311 minutes, 9 seconds
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A St Stephen’s Day Wexford Carol

A special Miscellany from the National Opera House, Wexford, with writers Joe Kearney, Margaret Galvin, Paul Rouse, Antonia Gunko Karelina, Joe Brennan and Alison Ní Mháirtín, and music extracts from the RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by David Brophy with special guests Piaras Ó Lorcáin and John Molloy
12/26/202341 minutes, 34 seconds
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A St Stephen’s Day Wexford Carol

A special Miscellany from the National Opera House, Wexford, with writers Joe Kearney, Margaret Galvin, Paul Rouse, Antonia Gunko Karelina, Joe Brennan and Alison Ní Mháirtín, and music extracts from the RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by David Brophy with special guests Piaras Ó Lorcáin and John Molloy
12/26/202341 minutes, 35 seconds
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Snow, Sleds and Silver Bells

A Christmas Miscellany from Dublin and Wexford, with Neil Hegarty, Am Cousins, Michael Harding, Denise Blake, Emer O’Kelly and Paul Howard, and music extracts from the RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by David Brophy and Gavin Maloney with special guests Gráinne Brookfield, Lisa Lambe and Cormac Kenevey
12/26/202344 minutes, 6 seconds
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Christmas Pudding and a Night Divine

A mother’s secret recipe, true and untrue tales at Christmas and an extraordinary Holy Night, with Aingeala Flannery, John Toal, Paul Howard, Rachael Hegarty, all recorded at the National Concert Hall with music extracts from the RTÉ Concert Orchestra conducted by David Brophy and special guests Colm Warren, Maeve Smyth and Sarah Shine
12/17/202330 minutes, 4 seconds
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A Christmas Baby and a Battered Menorah

From a magical Waterford bookshop at Christmas to the library of Alexandria, the journey of the Magi to a snowy homeward trek… with John Egan, Enda Wyley, Peter Cunningham, Judith Mok, Catherine Heaney and James Harpur
12/10/202332 minutes, 38 seconds
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The Big Snow of 1982; freezing winter dips at the Forty Foot; and a pilgrimage to Shakespeare’s hometown

A selection from the Sunday Miscellany archives, from the 1960s to the 1990s – with Aodhán Madden, Mervyn Wall, Patricia O’Reilly, John Ryan, Rita Normanly, Stephen Rynne and Brendan Kennelly
12/3/202334 minutes, 12 seconds
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JFK and a Furry Rabbit

The tang of the Atlantic, a stenographer for JFK, Thanksgiving Irish style and a small furry rabbit, with Alexander McMaster, Margaret Kelly, Michael Harding, Sinéad Ingoldsby, Kathy Donaghy and Fred Spengeman
11/26/202335 minutes, 55 seconds
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Trysts, Teenagers and Poets

Ghostly encounters, poetic presences, and a recalcitrant car, with Gerald Dawe, Mia Döring, Brian Leyden, Catherine Foley, Dermot Bolger, James Harpur and Lani O’Hanlon
11/20/202334 minutes, 29 seconds
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Conkers, Beatle Boots, and Remembrance

Emigration pangs, the Beatles in Dublin, the snows of Leadville and the freedom of small nations, with Peter Trant, Sheila Maher, Joseph Kearney, Pat Dunne and the late Eileen Battersby
11/12/202333 minutes, 39 seconds
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Clowns, Carnivals and Paving Paradise

Apples, pears and a bad-tempered pierrot, and saluting Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi, with Pat Dunne, Andrea Carter, Ciarán Cannon, Alice Lyons, John MacKenna and Lani O’Hanlon
11/5/202333 minutes, 14 seconds
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Saints, souls and old ghosts

Halloween bonfires, Dracula’s origins, an island evacuation and the courage of Hugh O’Flaherty, with Declan Hughes, Breda Joyce, Patrick Griffin, Rachael Hegarty, Joseph O’Connor and Gráinne Quinlan
10/29/202333 minutes, 19 seconds
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Sing Sing Sing

On a brave busking debut, joining a choir, and the hush that falls when an extraordinary voice starts to sing: the place of music and song in our lives in Dublin, with Kevin Connolly, Denise Blake, Colm Tóibín, Tim Carey and Sheila Maher
10/22/202331 minutes, 16 seconds
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Live in Leitrim

Gauls, gossamer, and marram grass, and finding refuge – a special Sunday Miscellany from the Iron Mountain Festival recorded at the Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, with Brian Leyden, Mary Byrne, Zak Moradi, Alice Lyons, Vincent Woods, Eleanor Shanley and Garadice with Tom Morrow, Zoé Basha and Ultan O’Brien
10/15/202329 minutes, 8 seconds
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A cinema paradise, Irish aviation history and finding grey hairs

Memories of a cinema paradise, Ireland’s early contribution to global aviation history and a mother’s reaction to her daughter's first grey hair. With Dermot Bolger, Kathy Donaghy, Patrick Griffin, Olive Travers, Moya Cannon and Antonia Gunko Karelina
10/8/202334 minutes, 6 seconds
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Childhood Talents and Travellers Tales

A talent for losing things, a teenage emigrant at large in London, and the sounds and colours of the island of Iona. With Anthony Glavin, Enda Coyle Greene, Liz Nugent, John F Deane and Enda Wyley
10/1/202333 minutes, 24 seconds
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Red Shoes and Raindrops

Silver at the Ploughing, playful national stereotypes, and Dublin city architect Herbert Simms’s extraordinary achievement, with Rory Gleeson, Fran O’Rourke, Lani O’Hanlon, Tim Carey, Bernadett Buda and Elizabeth Oxley
9/24/202334 minutes, 8 seconds
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Home movies and heavenly spheres

A second chance at learning to read, and other journeys through education, memory, arts and crafts and more, with John Forkin, Barbara Scully, Justin MacCarthy, Grace Wilentz, Lani O’Hanlon and Grace Wells
9/17/202333 minutes, 36 seconds
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Youthful longings, new beginnings and Father Ted as a young man

Mythical lands, new beginnings, an unforgettable fellow-student and the kindness of strangers. A mix of new and recent archive recordings with Conall Hamill, Mary O'Donnell, Fred Tuite, Olive Travers, Catherine Foley and Gerald Dawe
9/11/202331 minutes, 28 seconds
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A tribute for Seamus Heaney on his tenth anniversary

Earthed lightning, letters of freedom, and a late love poem: a celebration of the late Seamus Heaney to mark his tenth anniversary. With Grace Wells, Gerald Dawe, Denise Blake, Mícheál McCann, Seamus Heaney and Marie Heaney
9/3/202335 minutes, 44 seconds
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Horticulture, Hardy and Honouring Our History

A transcendent experience at the Botanic Gardens, reflections on the Famine and the Irish language and a lifelong passion for the novels of Thomas Hardy. Sunday Miscellany features Valerie Waters, Laoighseach Ní Choistealbha, Michael O’Loughlin, Mary O’Donnell, John Egan and Lani O'Hanlon
8/27/202333 minutes, 10 seconds
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Fizzy Drinks and Sole Searching

Summer in Viareggio, Venetian fizzy delights, Seventies TV and Robert Graves at home, with Sarah Moore Fitzgerald, Gerry Moran, Alan Finnegan, Catherine Foley, Mary O’Donnell and John F Deane
8/20/202338 minutes, 23 seconds
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Heritage Week Special

Celebrating architecture and landscape, story and song, and the hidden histories contained in our country's archives, a special programme to mark National Heritage Week with Virginia Teehan, Mícheál Moley Ó Súilleabháin, Olivia O'Leary, Grace Wilentz, Angela Keogh and Thomas McCarthy
8/13/202335 minutes, 59 seconds
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The history of photography in Ireland, the Irish relationship with time, and an encounter with Frank O’Connor

A selection from the Sunday Miscellany archives, from the 1970s to the 1990s - with Nuala Hayes, John Ryan, Peter Jankovsky, Aidan Carney, Judith Hoad and Eamon Keane
8/6/202333 minutes, 44 seconds
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The All-Ireland Football Final

A special programme as Kerry battles Dublin for the All-Ireland, with memories also of past glorious victories for Cork, Galway and more, with Joe Ó Muircheartaigh, Brendan O'Sullivan, Pat Cunningham, Mary Lavery Carrig and Diarmuid O'Donovan.
7/30/202331 minutes, 14 seconds
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All-Ireland Hurling Special

Kilkenny hopes, Limerick dreams, “horlinge” through the ages and an umpire hangs up his boots, with Joe Kearney, Lourdes Mackey, Stephen O’Byrnes, John Kelly, Gerry Moran and Feargal Purcell
7/23/202334 minutes, 41 seconds
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The forgotten Yeats Sisters and Breaking New Grounds in Fashion

Breaking new ground in arts, crafts -- and fashion; the pioneering Yeats sisters; and why everyone’s dog is the best dog with writers Eunan MacKinney, Michael O’Loughlin, Joanne Hynes, Lani O’Hanlon, Noel King, Mia Döring and Gerald Dawe.
7/16/202333 minutes, 1 second
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Home and Belonging: Northern voices

Swift boxes, borders and safe places to nest: More live recordings from Ballyshannon, Derry and most recently, the Belfast Book Festival at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, with writers Neil Hegarty, Maureen Boyle, Louise Kennedy, Kerri Ní Dochartaigh and Colette Bryce
7/9/202331 minutes, 4 seconds
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Live at Belfast Book Festival

A special programme on the theme of home and belonging, recorded recently at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast, with Cherry Smyth, Wendy Erskine, Mícheál McCann, John Toal and Maureen Boyle
7/3/202333 minutes, 38 seconds
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Tango dancing, Tutenkhamen and a golden Wimbledon ticket.

Tango dancing, a golden Wimbledon ticket, musical glory days, dancing friends and Dev, with Antonia Gunko Karelina, John Egan, Gerald Dawe, Roslyn Dee and Charles Lysaght.
6/25/202334 minutes, 12 seconds
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Philosophers and Father Figures

Poets, pirates, penitents, AE, Matt Talbot, a garden gnome, and plans for the summer solstice, with Joe Kearney, Fran O’Rourke, Katrina Bruna, Gavin Corbett, Grace Wells and Rachael Hegarty
6/19/202336 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ulysses for Beginners

A Bloomsday special recorded for the centenary of Joyce's epic novel in the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. With Rachael Hegarty, Emer O’Kelly, Joseph O’Connor, Sara Keating, Declan Kiberd, Barry Gleeson, Malachy Robinson, Anita Vedres, Dermot Dunne, Darina Gallagher and Sinéad Murphy
6/11/202338 minutes, 37 seconds
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The perfect Sunday fry, nosy neighbours and the meaning of individuality

The perfect Sunday fry, nosy neighbours at a house viewing and what it means to be an individual. An archive selection from the 1970s to the 1990s, with William Wall, Bernice Harrison, John Ryan, Eric Cross, Stephen Rynne and Mary Arrigan
6/4/202332 minutes, 50 seconds
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Bogmen and Border Crossings

Turf footing, a silent retreat and a Communion day in Cahir, with Colin Regan, Niamh Campbell, Peter Cunningham, Frank Shouldice, Margaret Galvin and Vincent Woods
5/28/202336 minutes, 31 seconds
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River Walks and Lazy Sundays

Gentle strolls and the morning commute, the Mendelssohns and the Wyse Powers, and a dark day in Dublin and Monaghan, with Katrina Bruna, Daniel Mulhall, Kate Carty, Kevin McDermott and Lorna Siggins
5/21/202331 minutes, 44 seconds
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Trains, telephones and tender love

Telephone conversations, travel woes, dashed dreams and devoted love, with Nicole Flattery, Conall Hamill, Rory Gleeson, Barbara Scully, Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe and John F Deane
5/14/202334 minutes, 10 seconds
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Royalty and Riverkeeping

Birds, bees, the Boyne, the Shannon, and keeping faith with The Boss, with Vincent Kenny, Cathal Ó Gallchóir, Kerry Neville, Grace Wells, Kevin Connolly and Elma Walsh
5/7/202334 minutes, 50 seconds
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Royal Visits and Tupperware Wars

The glory days of advertising, a fjord in Mayo and a maypole in Finglas, with Liz Houchin, Pat Dunne, Phlip Judge, Dermot Bolger, Rachael Hegarty, John F Deane and Catherine Foley.
4/30/202331 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sleepless Nights and Shakespeare’s Birthday

A border centenary, Venice in Shakespeare’s day, outsiders, memory and forgetting, with Peter Trant, Elizabeth Oxley, Pauline Kelly, Tim Carey, Elizabeth Power and Vincent Woods
4/24/202334 minutes, 9 seconds
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Birds, Bards and Goodbye 252

President Theodore Roosevelt’s Irish obsessions, farewell to Long Wave 252, and a birdman at the bottom of the garden, with Daniel Mulhall, Michael Hilliard Mulcahy, Emer O’Kelly, Paul Hughes, Lani O’Hanlon and Denise Blake
4/16/202332 minutes, 41 seconds
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Sunflowers and Easter Lilies

John Huston, Hedy Lamarr, the Good Friday Agreement at 25 and Bach’s St Matthew Passion in Leipzig, with Maria Hayden, John McDonald, Hester Scott, John F Deane, John Toal and Vincent Woods
4/9/202333 minutes, 30 seconds
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Rugby Ghosts and Breaking Bread with Bacall

Meeting Lauren Bacall, Gonzaga College’s triumph and Camille Souter’s vivid art, with Marion O’Dwyer, John O’Donnell, Emer O’Kelly, Alannah Robins and Neil Hegarty
4/2/202338 minutes, 36 seconds
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Rome on the eve of WW2, an encounter with Siobhán McKenna, and the town of Killarney through the eyes of illustrious visitors

A selection from the Miscellany archive from the 1970s and 1980s, with writers Mervyn Wall, Val Mulkerns, Dominic Roche, Patricia O’Reilly, Benedict Kiely and Eric Cross
3/26/202336 minutes, 41 seconds
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Skipping Mothers and a Patrick’s Day Donkey

Memorable moments of motherhood, rebel songs and a glorious St Patrick’s Day parade, with Maeve Edwards, James Harpur, Clare Monnelly, Pier Kuipers, Geraldine Mitchell, Colin Regan and Claire Garvey
3/20/202334 minutes, 58 seconds
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Revolution, Rugby and U2

The night U2 became U2, the extraordinary life of million selling novelist, Ethel Voynich, and wild Irish words, with Michael McNamara, Deirdre McQuillan, Peter Francis, Manchán Magan, Catherine Foley and Kate Carty
3/12/202340 minutes
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Birdwatching, Babycham and Pelé

Fawns and foxes, birdwatching and Babycham, and Pelé’s Dalymount date, with Feargal Ó Dubhghaill, Margaret Galvin, Desmond Traynor, Ann Marie Durkan, Brian Farrell and Catherine Foley
3/5/202334 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tanks, Pickles and An Cailín Ciúin

A terrifying World War II encounter, Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty’s courage, a life changing summer in Germany and a mysterious jar of pickles, with James Harpur, Felicity Hayes-McCoy, Mark Brennock, Katrina Bruna, Joseph O’Connor and Michael O’Loughlin
2/26/202333 minutes, 36 seconds
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Farewell Filthy Lucre

A departing bank and a cash free society, forgotten revolutionary Darrell Figgis and fiddler Mickey Finn, with Sharon Hogan, Peter Cunningham, Chris McHallem, Margaret Galvin, Joe Kearney and Miriam Uhlemann
2/19/202335 minutes, 32 seconds
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Eggs, Cakes and Collies

Jane Austen’s Irish love, a pair of border collies, a basket of eggs and Schubert’s Trout Quintet, with Paula Shields, Lourdes Mackey, Jody Clarke, Sara Shine, Lani O’Hanlon, John F Deane and Vincent Woods
2/12/202334 minutes, 7 seconds
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Behan, Brigid and basking sharks

Saints and swallows, the early days of Dublin Airport, and Brendan Behan’s love of the sea, with Blanaid Behan, Conall Hamill, Máirín O’Malley, Jim Culleton, Rachael Hegarty, Noelle Lynskey and John MacKenna
2/5/202336 minutes, 52 seconds
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Casablanca, Churchill and Ford Fiestas

Brussels brunches, birthday feasts and "little cow" fudge in the Warsaw ghetto, with Frank Kavanagh, Noelle Lynskey, Oliver Sears, John MacKenna and Charles Lysaght
1/29/202335 minutes, 58 seconds
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Sunshine and Stargazing

Face blindness and body work, sun, stars, and seeing infinity in a grain of sand, with Dermot Bolger, William Wall, Mary O’Donnell, Rita Ann Higgins, Lani O’Hanlon and John F Deane
1/22/202335 minutes, 56 seconds
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Godot and old ghosts

Home remedies and medical miracles, vanishing Dublin and 70 years of Waiting for Godot, with Alan Graham, Margaret Galvin, William Wall, Aoife Barry, Liam Lally and John F Deane
1/15/202336 minutes, 25 seconds
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Family Ties and an Epiphany

Showbusiness families and the ties that bind, with Ferdia MacAnna, Conall Hamill, Emer O’Kelly, Nollaig Rowan, Olive Travers and Lani O’Hanlon
1/8/202333 minutes, 50 seconds
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Sisters, Showmen and a Secret Scripture

Re-published due to earlier technical issues - featuring St Francis and the moving crib, Joe Dolan and Dennis O'Driscoll remembered, and UL at 50, with Nollaig Rowan, Kevin McDermott, Mary Wall, Mae Leonard, Declan O'Driscoll and John F Deane
1/5/202336 minutes, 7 seconds
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Stormy seas, farewells and new beginnings, and saluting the late, great, Pele

Bleary farewells and new year beginnings, stormy western seas, Jane Austen's nieces' Donegal connection, and remembering the great Pele, with Neil Hegarty, Emer O'Kelly, Conor Hanratty, Karl O'Neill, Niamh Campbell and Barbara Scully
1/1/202336 minutes, 1 second
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A Christmas crib, footsteps in the snow and the story behind Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

Christmas Miscellany with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and special guests: a mix of new and archive recordings from this annual event, recorded at the National Concert Hall. Singers Róisín O’Reilly, Connor McKeown and Andrew Gavin feature, and the writers include Tim Carey, Edel Coffey, Paul Howard and the late Eileen Battersby
12/25/202244 minutes, 3 seconds
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Live at Christmas with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

Bats, flies, Santa Claus malfunctions and seasonal homecomings - Part 1 of the festive celebration, with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and special guests, conducted by Gavin Maloney. With writers Declan Kiberd, Kathleen MacMahon, John Toal, Paul Howard, Rachael Hegarty and soloists/special musical guests Mia Cooper, Úna Walsh, Trú and Connor McKeown
12/18/202235 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sisters, Showmen and a Secret Scripture

St Francis and the moving crib, Joe Dolan and Dennis O’Driscoll remembered, and UL at 50, with Nollaig Rowan, Kevin McDermott, Mary Wall, Mae Leonard, Declan O’Driscoll and John F Deane.
12/11/202236 minutes, 8 seconds
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Flying saucers, a dubious deal at the Carrickmacross cattle market, and O’Connell Street’s infamous ‘Bowl of Light’

A selection from the very first edition of Sunday Miscellany in November 1968, with the voices of Anthony Cronin, Val Mulkerns, Patrick Kavanagh (who died the year before the programme went on air; his piece was recorded by actor Pat Layde), John Ryan and Eric Cross
12/4/202230 minutes, 43 seconds
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A cello and a nightingale… General Custer’s last handshake and losing - and finding - your own voice

A cello and a nightingale, General Custer's last handshake, aspirational social housing initiatives and finding your own voice, with Joe Kearney, Henrietta McKervey, John MacKenna, Mary Kate O'Flanagan, Ronan Kelly, James Harpur and John F Deane
11/27/202235 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ancient Troy, a home reborn and a Civil War execution

Discovering the site of Troy, remembering the great Christy Hennessy, clearing a family home and Erskine Childers: the riddle of the man, with Fran O’Rourke, Philip Judge, Mary Wall, Barbara Scully, Peter Cunningham and Grace Wilentz
11/20/202233 minutes, 37 seconds
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Encounters in wartime, understanding history and a gentle Kildare revolutionary

School reunions in the trenches, overcoming language barriers to find a common humanity, Mick Dell from Clonmel and the Kildare native whose work was quietly revolutionary, with James Harpur, Maria Farrell, Margaret Galvin, Brian Patterson, Mae Leonard and Rachael Hegarty
11/13/202235 minutes, 1 second
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Endangered languages, the salmon of knowledge and a blue cup in Bucharest

A fashion plate changes shape, endangered languages, the salmon of knowledge, a blue cup in Bucharest and close ties with the poetry of Leland Bardwell, with Philip Judge, Clare O'Dea, Grace Wells, Frank Shouldice, Catherine Foley and John McLachlan
11/6/202235 minutes, 48 seconds
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Opera favourites and Halloween stories

Colm Tóibín’s favourite soprano, Dracula and the Sligo cholera epidemic, Puccini at home and Kilkenny’s first ‘witch’, with Colm Tóibín, Louise Kennedy, Karl O’Neill, Muriel Bolger, AM Cousins and Gerry Moran
10/30/202238 minutes, 2 seconds
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Unforgettable first nights in Dublin and Wexford, a Finglas church’s rise and fall, and three women of 1798

The church that provided guidance to a boy in Finglas West, memorable Dublin first nights, avian invaders at Wexford Festival Opera and unsung female rebels of 1798, with Brian Farrell, Margaret Galvin, Dominic Dromgoole, Tom Mooney, AM Cousins and Denise Blake
10/23/202238 minutes, 2 seconds
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Soft, fresh days, missing Brendan Kennelly, and a chocolate cake for Pete Seeger

Soft, fresh days in Inishbofin, Irish hospitality, treasured possessions, missing Brendan Kennelly and a chocolate cake for Pete Seeger, with John Toal, Helen Lahert, Daniel Mulhall, Leo Cullen, Mae Leonard and Gudrun Boch-Mullan.
10/16/202238 minutes, 10 seconds
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Tales of the street, tales of home and life before 'Love Me Do'

Tales of the street and tales of home, Moonlight in Mayo and life before “Love Me Do”, with Joe Whelan, Tess Hughes, Pat Dunne, Judith Mok, Margaret Galvin and Kevin Marinan
10/9/202232 minutes, 12 seconds
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A necklace of wrens and Newpark at 50

Michael Hartnett, well-timed acts of kindness, Maeve Binchy’s favourite poem, a pioneering comprehensive school and more, with Denise Blake, Margaret Galvin, Mike Mac Domhnaill, Tim Carey and Gordon Snell
10/2/202230 minutes, 37 seconds
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Unanswered prayers and an unromantic novelist

Father Ted as a young man, ploughmens' dreams, autumnal meditations and Shakespeare's Garth Brooks connection, with Fred Tuite, Emer O'Kelly, Fran O'Rourke, Sarah Traynor, Lani O'Hanlon and John F Deane
9/25/202236 minutes, 5 seconds
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Autumn gifts at the Shorelines Arts Festival

A live programme from Portumna, Co. Galway from the recent archive, with Grace Wells, Anne Marie Kennedy, Louis de Paor, Noelle Lynskey, Bernard O’Donoghue, the Contempo Quartet and Breda and Claire Keville
9/18/202229 minutes, 55 seconds
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Meeting royalty, world leaders in Shannon and the joy of mixtapes

Meeting the Queen, Gorbachev in Shannon, Donegal sayings, mixtapes and more, with Joe Hayes, Denise Blake, John MacKenna, Jackie Lynam, Roslyn Dee and Rachael Hegarty
9/11/202234 minutes, 59 seconds
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A Moving Ming Bowl and a Sweltering Summer

An unexpected exhibit in Derry, a schoolboy faces losing his best friend, seeking refuge from a New York heat wave, an Ecuadorian aeroplane in Galway, adventures in cat sitting and a tribute to Donal Musgrave, with Neil Hegarty, Joe Whelan, Yvonne Judge, Pat Coleman, Quentin Fottrell and Catherine Foley
9/4/202236 minutes, 13 seconds
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Princesses, poets and sapient pigs

Bittersweet homecoming journeys, Donnybrook Fair carousing through the ages, an extraordinary encounter with Princess Diana and tributes to Séamus Heaney, with Peter Trant, Paul Doran, Ann-Marie Durkan, Chris McHallem, Kevin McDermott and Rita Ann Higgin
8/28/202242 minutes, 47 seconds
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Michael Collins, Shih Tzus and summer blessings

A walk-on part in the Michael Collins film, the craze for Collins in London, a grandfather’s secret, travel discombobulations in JFK and more, with Joyce Hickey, John MacKenna, Margaret Galvin, Lourdes Mackey, Thomas McCarthy and Ruth Deasy
8/21/202232 minutes, 11 seconds
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14 August 2022: Elvis Presley and a Tripoli childhood

Aga Khan Cup dreams, the celebrated 1792 Belfast Harp Assembly, Irish-Libyan family memories and recalling “the King”, with Amy Redmond, Kevin McDermott, Emily Cullen, Farah Abushwesha, Gerry Moran and Noel King
8/14/202232 minutes, 44 seconds
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7 August 2022: Braveheart, sportswriters and stumbling stones

Mel Gibson in Meath, the legendary Con Houlihan remembered, the art of letter-writing and more, with Christina Hession, John MacKenna, Denis McClean, Rita Ann Higgins, AM Cousins and Oliver Sears
8/7/202234 minutes, 37 seconds
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31 July 2022: Interrailing, the Perseids and Maeve Binchy

The Irish abroad, door dancing, stargazing and more, with Margaret Hickey, Brian Farrell, Tim Carey, Daniel Mulhall, John Toal and, from the Miscellany archive, Maeve Binchy
7/31/202235 minutes, 48 seconds
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24 July 2022: A Galway jersey and the roar of the Croke Park crowd

A beloved vintage Galway jersey, a life-expanding sea voyage, swimming on the radio and the silence of Valentia Island, with Christina Hession, Joe Kearney, Brendan O’Sullivan, Breda Joyce, Brian Cosgrove and Noel King
7/24/202231 minutes, 59 seconds
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17 July 2022: Hurling heroes, Kate Bush and a female freemason

Hurling heroes of Kilkenny and Limerick, a fox at midnight, a female freemason, and channelling your inner Kate Bush, with Gerry Moran, Christina Hession, Stephen O’Byrnes, Emer O’Kelly, Catherine Foley and Joe Kearney
7/17/202233 minutes, 46 seconds
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10 July 2022: artistic beginnings in ancient Greece, Francophiles and the importance of water

Inspirational art of ancient Greece, Paris under the Nazi's, being a Francophile, a life at sea and the small things that give us hope, with Isabel Nolan, Maylis Besserie, Clíona Ní Ríordáin, John Tuomey and Niamh O'Malley
7/10/202234 minutes, 20 seconds
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3 July 2022: Student summers and sunny climes

Summer swimsuits, student summers abroad, evocations of New York and Greece and links between Ireland and Brittany, with Mae Leonard, Shane O’Sullivan, Lauren Green, Gary Coyle and Neil Hegarty
7/3/202230 minutes, 7 seconds
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26 June 2022: Civil War stories, rosary trimmings and Elton John

Seán MacBride remembered, Eric Ravilious’s distinctive art, a dramatic Sligo jailbreak, and a lifelong love of an uncool pop star, with John Hedigan, Mary O’Donnell, Doreen Finn, Breege Brennan, Joe Kearney and Gerald Dawe
6/27/202233 minutes, 51 seconds
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19 June 2022: Ulysses at 100

Marking the centenary of Joyce’s epic novel at Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, a vibrant live mix of words and music with Rachael Hegarty, Emer O’Kelly, Joseph O’Connor, Sara Keating, Declan Kiberd, Barry Gleeson, Malachy Robinson, Anita Vedres, Dermot Dunne, Darina Gallagher and Sinéad Murphy
6/20/202247 minutes, 7 seconds
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12 June 2022: Ireland's first triathlon, meeting Paul McCartney and Ulysses on trial

Swifts, swallows and the Skerries triathlon, meeting Paul McCartney, and Ulysses in the jazz age, with Margaret Galvin, Gerry Mullins, Tim Carey, Ann Marie Durkan, Angela Keogh and Colin Murphy
6/13/202237 minutes, 47 seconds
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Podcast 5 June 2022: Considerations on The Great Book of Ireland

Considerations around The Great Book of Ireland, created by Irish artists, writers and composers between 1989-1991, which in time would echo other great books of the past with Thomas McCarthy, Michelle McAdoo, Dorothy Cross, the late Mathew Sweeney and Michael Coady
6/7/202230 minutes, 8 seconds
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29 May 2022: Leaving Cert butterflies, map making, and Dervla Murphy

Exam anxieties, audience protests, overheard conversations and Maeve Binchy’s writing advice, and fearless Dervla Murphy remembered, with Margaret Ward, Rachael Hegarty, Ian Sherry, Bernard Farrell, John Toal and Pádraig Ó Macháin
5/30/202236 minutes, 35 seconds
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22 May 2022: Arts Council at 70

Bright visions, wonderful parties and things of the spirit: a special Miscellany marks the Arts Council of Ireland’s 70th anniversary, with John Banville, Shelly Furlong, Diarmaid Ferriter, Iarla Ó Lionard and Marina Carr
5/23/202236 minutes, 14 seconds
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15 May 2022: Silent retreats and secret languages

Secret languages, silent retreats, Ireland’s last Viceroy and things not to put on pizza, with Niamh Campbell, Jonathan White, Seán Beattie, Olive Travers, Nuala O’Connor and Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe
5/16/202233 minutes, 47 seconds
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8 May 2022: Bread and roses, Eurovision fame and a pet passport

Mary Maher remembered, a snatch at Eurovision fame, glory days in a Dingle pub and meditations on a sense of home, with Séamus Dooley, Tom Clonan, Sharon Hogan, Mary Wall, Joe Ó Muircheartaigh and Mary O’Donnell
5/10/202235 minutes, 31 seconds
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1 May 2022: Wartime survivors, teenage girls and Killiney Hill

Barley sticks and bonbons, teenage anxieties, a mysterious hill, a haybarn and a poem for Strokestown, with Tim Carey, Leo Cullen, Lani O’Hanlon, Martine Madden, Vincent Woods, Mia Döring and Noelle Lynskey
5/3/202232 minutes, 50 seconds
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24 April 2022: Poems, picnics and the Hothouse Flowers

Full-body tattoos, finding poems on the Dart, rainy day picnics, meeting the Hothouse Flowers and more, with Joe Kearney, John MacKenna, Catherine Foley, Jackie Lynam, Denise Blake and John Toal
4/25/202236 minutes, 58 seconds
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Easter Sunday, 17 April 2022: Pet lambs and Easter eggs

Pot-bellied pet lambs, unopened Easter eggs, composer Maurice Ravel and a monastic retreat on Caldey Island, with John Toal, Jonathan Duignan, Mae Leonard, Margaret Galvin, John F Deane, Leo Cullen and Noelle Lynskey
4/19/202236 minutes, 49 seconds
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Podcast, 10th April 2002

Dreamy journeys by bus, a lost 1916 dispatch, and the opera houses of Tirana, Berlin and Odessa, with Michael O’Connor, Frank Shouldice, Lourdes Mackey, Frank Kavanagh, Eva Bourke and John F Deane
4/11/202232 minutes, 35 seconds
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Fathers and sons, moments of catharsis and Milo O’Shea, 3 April 2022

A fraught father-son relationship, a lost friend, and Milo O’Shea remembered, with Joe Dowling, Oliver Sears, Margaret Galvin, John MacKenna, AM Cousins, Rosyln Dee and Grace Wilentz
4/4/202232 minutes, 12 seconds
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27 March 2022: Soap bubbles, speech therapy and a Mother’s Day card

Soap bubbles and speech therapy, a couch collector, a Kurdish boy in Ballyshannon, and Mother’s Day labours of love, with Margaret Galvin, Dermot Bolger, Olive Travers, Denise Blake, Joe Whelan and Rachael Hegarty
3/28/202232 minutes, 4 seconds
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20 March 2022: The wearing of the green, and Seán Keating remembered

The wearing of the green in Ireland and Pakistan, new words for wine and painter Seán Keating remembered, with Gerald Dawe, Rosheen Callender, Mary Dowey, Bernadett Buda and Carla King
3/21/202235 minutes, 28 seconds
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13 March 2022: Football, feminism and friendship; the island of Montserrat’s Irish links; and “the lads that will never be old,”

Football, feminism and friendship; the island of Montserrat’s Irish links; and “the lads that will never be old,” with Joe Kearney, Yvonne Judge, John Toal, Rosaleen McDonagh, Kathleen Murphy, Conall Hamill and Catherine Foley.
3/14/202233 minutes, 28 seconds
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6 March 2022: Wild words as Gaeilge and memories of Kyiv

Wild words as Gaeilge from the Dingle peninsula, snowdrops, chocolates and the city of Kyiv through the decades, with Manchán Magan, Peter Trant, Bernadett Buda, Catherine Foley, Grace Wells, Joe Hayes and Vincent Woods
3/7/202233 minutes, 26 seconds
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27 Feb 2022 Lost in Paris and breakfast with John Wayne

Meeting John Wayne, a wanderer in Paris, the tenements of Edinburgh and more, with Paddy Murray, Maïa Dunphy, Margaret Galvin, Grace Wilentz, Bert Wright, Kathleen Murphy and Michael O’Loughlin
2/28/202235 minutes, 13 seconds
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20 Feb 2022 Zoom comedy, Leland Bardwell and the nature of home

Comedy on Zoom, places that feel like home, and writer Leland Bardwell remembered, with Conor Horgan, Jody Clarke, Pauline Shanahan, Brian Leyden, Joe Kearney, Barbara Scully and Vincent Woods
2/21/202237 minutes, 2 seconds
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13 February 2022 Lockdown love, St Valentine, and a poem for Vicky Phelan

Mountain light, lockdown love, a prayer to St Valentine and more, with John MacKenna, Rosaleen McDonagh, Kathleen Murphy, Joe Whelan, Margaret Galvin, Rachael Hegarty and Denise Blake
2/13/202232 minutes
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Podcast 6 Febuary 2022 Ulysses at 100: birdwatching, birthdays and Joyce in Trieste

Ulysses at 100: birdwatching, birthdays and Joyce in Trieste Birdwatching on Sandymount Strand, the trailblazing Wyse Powers and Joyce’s obsession with his own birthday, with Fionn Ó Marcaigh, Gerry Moloney, Cora Crampton, Tim Carey, Nuala O’Connor and Kevin Mc Dermott
2/7/202236 minutes, 15 seconds
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31 Jan 2022: Anne Frank, Free Derry and Joyce’s favourite song

Joyce’s wartime refuge and his favourite song, Bloody Sunday remembered, and the day Otto Frank came to visit, with Lorna Siggins, Máirín O’Malley, Seán Beattie, Fran O’Rourke, Judith Mok and Colette Bryce
1/30/202238 minutes, 21 seconds
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Podcast 23 January 2022: Hurling, Burns and the Warsaw Ghetto

A late blooming hurling career, the heart-searing songs of Robbie Burns – and “little cows” fudge in the Warsaw Ghetto, with Oliver Sears, Margaret Galvin, Tim Carey, Bert Wright, and Grace Wilentz
1/24/202230 minutes, 8 seconds
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Podcast, 16 January 2022

The silence of the salt desert, the Mullers of Kilmore Quay, the wine of the Rubiayat and the genius of Jack B Yeats – A M Cousins, Dermot Bolger, Mary O'Donnell, Lani O'Hanlon and Niall McArdle
1/17/202239 minutes, 9 seconds
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Podcast 9 January 2022: Brian Friel Remembered

Playwright Brian Friel remembered: marking the current production of Faith Healer at the Abbey Theatre and the recent RTÉ television documentary, Brian Friel: Shy Man, Showman, we rebroadcast our Miscellany programme to the playwright. With Joe Dowling, Emma O'Doherty, Denis Conway, Nuala Hayes, Vincent Woods and David Grant
1/10/202235 minutes, 44 seconds
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Podcast: 2 Jan 2022

Remembering the big snow of 1982... teaching your mother to waltz... and celebrating Boss Croker, Peg Woffington, and other real life figures in Joyce’s Ulysses with Maeve Edwards, Daniel Mulhall, Lani O'Hanlon, Bernard Farrell, Cathy Sweeney and Kevin McDermott
1/5/202237 minutes, 41 seconds
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25 December 2021: Christmas Miscellany with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

More from our annual live show at the National Concert Hall (mix of new and archive material) with special guests Olivia O’Leary, Manchán Magan, AM Cousins, Thomas McCarthy, Eavan Boland, Paul Howard, Lisa Lambe, Caoimhe Ní Fhlaharta, Séamus Ó Flaharta, the Voice Squad, Geraldine Doherty, and Cormac Kenevey and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra
12/29/202142 minutes, 31 seconds
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19 December 2021: Live at Christmas with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra

A Christmas show from the National Concert Hall with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and special guests Lisa Lambe, Cormac Kenevey, Conor Linehan, Caoimhe Ní Fhlatharta, Séamus Ó Flatharta, Lisa McInerney, Emer O’Kelly, John Toal, Denise Blake and Joe Kearney
12/20/202131 minutes, 44 seconds
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12 December 2021: Christmas Homecomings

Christmas homecomings, winter light, a turkey pluckers’ concert and sweet singing in the choir with Conor Horgan, Margaret Galvin, Rachael Hegarty, Niall McArdle, Kevin McDermott and John F Deane
12/15/202134 minutes, 54 seconds
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5 December 2021: Winter Solstice, Séamus Ennis and Count John McCormack

Diaspora yearnings, an alternative winter solstice, an audience with Samus Ennis and Christmas with the Count, with Jim Galvin, Christina Park, Tom McGurk, James Harpur, Lourdes Mackey and Mary Maher
12/9/202133 minutes, 32 seconds
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28 November 2021: Dervla Murphy at 90

Celebrating travel writer Dervla Murphy’s independent mind and adventurous spirit, from Lismore to Delhi, Ramallah to Kabul: affectionate tributes from Lelia Doolan, Clare O’Grady Walshe, Patrick Cockburn, Jo Murphy-Lawless, Kate Thompson and Raja Shehadeh
11/29/202137 minutes, 43 seconds
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21 November 2021: Fashion queens, copper kings and Irish-American connections at Thanksgiving

A Cavan copper king, a New York fashion queen, and Irish American connections from Washington to Montana… a Thanksgiving-infused Sunday Miscellany, with Brian O’Donovan, Mary Coleman, Dan Mulhall, Grace Wilentz, Deirdre McQuillan and Denise Blake
11/22/202133 minutes, 21 seconds
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14 November 2021: Brendan Kennelly, wild geese and moonlight

Affectionate tributes to the late Brendan Kennelly, midnight moonlighters, wild geese and more, with Brendan Kennelly, Tom Clonan, Breda Joyce, Barbara Scully, Gerald Dawe and Paddy Moran
11/15/202134 minutes, 30 seconds
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7 November 2021: Wilde, Cohen, river gods and matinee idols

Oscar Wilde in November, appreciating Dublin's Custom House, and a Leonard Cohen requiem, with Cathy Sweeney, Tim Carey, Louise Kennedy, Brian Farrell, John MacKenna and Catherine Foley
11/8/202134 minutes, 34 seconds
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31 Oct 2021: 31 October 2021: Brideshead, Halloween and the Hellfire Club

Revisiting Brideshead revisited, running your first marathon, and the Hellfire Club and the “wrong sort of tourist”, with Joe Kearney, Karen J McDonnell, Tom Ryan, Denise Blake, Maura Gilligan and Kevin McDermott
10/31/202135 minutes, 57 seconds
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24th October 2021- Opening night fireworks and Turkish Delight, a soprano at the window, and starlings in full song

Marking the 70th Wexford Festival Opera: stories, music and song from Wexford, with Margaret Galvin, Joe Brennan, Tom Mooney, Jackie Morrissey, AM Cousins and Sinéad O’Reilly
10/24/202133 minutes, 1 second
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17 October 2021 - Beloved pets, a visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and remembering Tony McMahon

Beloved pets, a visit to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, and remembering Tony McMahon, with Kevin McDermott, Ann Marie Durkan, Lani O’Hanlon, Grace Wilentz, Michael O’Connor, Declan Collinge and JM Dolan
10/17/202130 minutes, 30 seconds
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10 October 2021 - A fiddler’s farewell and a Ballyshannon Bluesmen

Fiddlers, bluesmen, small potatoes and big dreams: highlights from Miscellany Live at the Donegal Bay and Bluestacks Festival in recent years, with Martin McGinley, Little John Nee, Denise Blake, Dave McHugh and Anthony Glavin
10/10/202132 minutes, 47 seconds
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3 Oct 2021 - Shortcuts, Seán Ó Riada and Walter Scott

Walter Scott in Ireland, the golden age of the horse in Dublin, and remembering Seán Ó Riada, with Dan Mulhall, Barbara Scully, Catherine Foley, Ann Marie Durkan, Joe Kearney and Declan Collinge
10/3/202132 minutes, 57 seconds
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26th September - Farewell to Angela Merkel, kindness on the buses, and a poem for Evie Hone

Farewell to Angela Merkel, kindness and camaraderie on the buses, and a poem for Evie Hone, with Michele Kelly, John F Deane, Frank Kavanagh, Grace Wilentz, Catherine Foley, Olive Travers and John MacKenna
9/26/202131 minutes, 15 seconds
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19th September - The Commitments, love graffiti and the Olympia cave-in

30 years of the Commitments, the first Alzheimer’s patient, and the show goes on at the Olympia. With Emer O’Kelly, Kevin McDermott, Jackie Lynam, William Wall and Rachael Hegarty
9/20/202133 minutes, 30 seconds
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12 September - Income tax, two Nualas and a nephew

Nuala O’Faolain on a bicycle in Brooklyn... the story of how income tax was invented... and making friends with your own first name, with
9/12/202130 minutes, 15 seconds
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5th September 2021

St Anthony's special powers, Mayo and Tyrone in the heart and soul, and the Mayor of the World Trade Centre... With Helen O'Rahilly, Eoin Pól Ó Rúis, Aida Lennon, John MacKenna and Kate Kerrigan
9/6/202136 minutes, 40 seconds
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29th August 2021

Zoom calls and beauty contests, reading Hemingway, and the Italian "city of a thousand sails"
8/29/202132 minutes, 4 seconds
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22nd August 2021

Limerick hurlers’ magical patterns, why Cork wear red, and meeting Christy Ring – an all-Ireland hurling final special.
8/22/202131 minutes, 27 seconds
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15th August 2021

Celebrating architecture and landscape, story and song, and the hidden histories contained in our country's archives...?a special Sunday Miscellany programme to mark National Heritage Week.
8/15/202134 minutes, 18 seconds
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8th August 2021

Stone-carving, painting, woodturning... and a little Kilkenny hurling. Marking 50 years of Irish craft, a selection from the Sunday Miscellany archive with a live show recorded in 2011 at the WatergateTheatre as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival
8/8/202131 minutes, 50 seconds
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1st August 2021

A celebration of Yeats and Sligo. This special programme, first broadcast in 2015, was recorded at Drumcliffe Church as part of the Tread Softly festival. It was produced by Aoife Nic Cormaic.
8/1/202134 minutes, 14 seconds
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25th July 2021

Sweltering summer days, Saturday night fever and a pilgrimage up the Reek, with Bernard Dunleavy, Mary Wall, Gerald Dawe, Mary O'Donnell, Lani O'Hanlon and James Harpur
7/25/202134 minutes, 27 seconds
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18th July 2021

Youthful romance and rejection, summer at Duckett's Grove, Carlow, a Monaghan man’s link to Apollo 11, and unasked for advice from Maeve Binchy; with John MacKenna, Angela Keogh, Joe Kearney, Daniel Reardon and AM Cousins @DeniseMcGBlake
7/19/202133 minutes, 25 seconds
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11 July 2021

Flying over France on a starry night, Hippolyte Jammet's Parisian hotel and other Franco-Irish connections, with Frank Keegan, Anne Marie Sheridan, John Hedigan, Darius Whelan and Grace Neville
7/12/202132 minutes, 50 seconds
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4th July 2021

Emigrant tales, the voice of the Yankees and the perennial pull of home… with Jonathan White, Denise Blake, Nollaig Rowan, Tim Carey and Tom Ryan
7/5/202135 minutes, 7 seconds
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13 June 2021

Literary feuds, a history of the Martello towers, and the origins of the first Bloomsday with Vincent Altman O’Connor, Tim Carey, Jane Clarke, Jimmy Murphy, Éabha Jones and, from the Sunday Miscellany archives, The First Bloomsday by Anthony Cronin – first broadcast 50 years ago this year
6/13/202137 minutes, 21 seconds
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30th May 2021

A fight with an octopus… an adventure with a marmalade cat… and Reading in the Dark: remembering the late Derry writer, Séamus Deane with William Wall, Colette Bryce, Susan Weir, Justin Kilcullen, Tim Carey and Thomas McCarthy
5/31/202135 minutes, 20 seconds
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23rd May 2021

Lazy Sunday afternoons, sun-dappled evenings back at hurling training, walking the Dodder, ageing well in an old house and Bob Dylan at 80 with Michael Foley, Conall Hamill, Jerusha McCormack, Kevin McDermott and Kate Carty
5/24/202131 minutes, 10 seconds
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16th May 2021

Border crossings and earthquakes, the trials and tribulations of long term renting and an early brush with the concept of fake news… with Sian Quill, Oliver Sears, John Kelly, John Toal and Clare O'Reilly
5/17/202132 minutes, 30 seconds
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9th May 2021

An emergency pet passport … close encounters with the art police… the remarkable life of Father Joseph Mallin, son of a 1916 leader and more, with Tom Clonan, Clodagh O'Donoghue, Chris McHallem, Nell Regan, J M Dolan and Vincent Woods
5/10/202133 minutes, 41 seconds
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2nd May 2021

A life changing phone call, a hug-fest, watching the Chernobyl disaster unfold from the Irish Embassy in Moscow and more........ with Peter Trant, Joe Hayes, Angela Keogh, Catherine Foley, Gerry Moran and Gerry Dawe
5/5/202133 minutes, 10 seconds