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Father’s Day by Chris McHallem; Joyce in Zurich by Roslyn Dee;The Grandfather, a poem by Michael O’Connor; Whistling in Turin by Karl O’Neill; Tea with the Heaneys by AM Cousins and The Fathers by Olive Travers
 
This week, former rugby player and current rugby referee, Joy Neville was included in the twenty five most powerful women in Ireland list. Earlier this year, she was one of the Rehab people of the year, Joy spoke with Miriam this morning..
 
Paul Harrington performed live in studio and spoke about his new album 'Lights of Home'
 
Benedictine monk and former abbot of Glenstal Abbey, Mark Patrick Hederman spoke about his upbringing, the education system, and the Pope's visit to Ireland.
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
Tonight on Seascapes, ahead of Bloomsday tomorrow, we hear about the passenger steamship, Indian Empire, which is mentioned in "Ulysses"; Noel Sweeney reports on the new vessel, Star of Doolin; Hugh Oram tells us about the MV Little Flower, the oldest passenger vessel in Ireland.
 
Ray Burke, author of "Joyce County - Galway and James Joyce", tells Fergal about the passenger steamship, Indian Empire, which is mentioned in "Ulysses", ahead of Bloomsday tomorrow.
 
Noel Sweeney was there when the new cruise vessel, Star of Doolin, arrived at Doolin pier recently.
 
Hugh Oram tells us about the MV Little Flower, the oldest passenger vessel in Ireland.
 
with Barry McGovern as a poor unfortunate fellow who finds he's astray in himself. Produced by Aidan Mathews
 
The Stunning performed songs 'She's Not There' and 'Heads Are Gonna Roll' live in studio this morning.
 
Miriam spoke with athletes who will be representing their region - Fiodhna O’Leary from Foxrock, Dublin, with her mum Denise, and Rory Finnegan from Ballsbridge, with his mum Ailish. They were also joined by Matt English the CEO of the Special Olympics Ireland.
 
Somewhere Out There by Patrick Griffin; Flight to the Falklands, a poem by Vivienne McKechnie; Three Bicycles by Eoin Devereux;Dawn Chorus by Mae Leonard; I Am A Song by Joseph O’Connor and Sweet Van, a poem by Dónal Ryan
 
Pulitzer prize winning poet Paul Muldoon spoke about his poem ‘Incantata’ which is being brought to the stage at the Galway Arts Festival this summer. Paul also spoke of his life in New York, music and poetry.
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
Tonight, the countdown to the Golden Globe Race and the Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival.
 
Fergal Keane caught up with Gregor McGuckin before he left for France from where the Golden Globe Race will depart on 1st July.
 
Fergal went along to the Baltimore Wooden Boat Festival and spoke to organisers, Michael Walsh and Mary Jordan, and some of those with boats in the festival.
 
Tracy Martin's debut play Wrapped is a comedy with a sharp edge that explores the unlikely symbiotic friendship that develops between two women going broke, going crazy and going nowhere ...
 
Dreaming in Mathematics, a poem by Denise Blake; Big Red by Eileen Battersby; What One Man Can Do, by John MacKenna; Grass, a poem by Grace Wells; Day of the Horse Whisperer, by Leo Cullen; School Leavers, a poem by James Harpur; and A Weekend in Culchie Country, by Cyril Kelly.
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
Tonight, on Seascapes, defeat of a government proposal around new EU fishing regulations; Bádóirí an Chladaigh's Vistors' Centre; and international coach, Mitch Booth at Swords Sailing Club.
 
Patrick Murphy, CEO of Irish South & West Fish Producers Organisation, told Fergal Keane about the defeat of a government proposal around new EU fishing regulations.
 
Peter Connolly and Joe Joyce of Bádóirí an Chladaigh show Fergal Keane around their new visitors' centre.
 
Swords Sailing Club have been holding top-level coaching sessions with international coach, Mitch Booth - Fergal Keane had a chat with Mitch, as well as Stephen Broaders from the club.
 
Journalist Fintan O'Toole discussed yesterday's 8th Referendum results and spoke of how Ireland has changed in the past thirty years that he has been writing his Irish Times column.
 
The Frank and Walters chat with Miriam and perform in studio
 
Hornos De La Pena by Justin MacCarthy; Sea Roads by Mary O’Malley; Crossing Borders, a poem by Denise Blake; Virginia by Karl O’Neill; Prayer to St Anthony as the Greenway comes to Kilmacthomas by Grace Wells; Inside the Circle, by Olive Travers, and Towards a Conversion, a poem by John F Deane
 
Tonight on Seascapes, the Galway Traditional Boat Festival, mayfly fishing and Hugh Oram looks back at the sinking of two troop ships in 1807.
 
The Galway Traditional Boat Festival takes place this weekend and Fergal Keane spoke to Cóilín Hernon of Bádóirí an Chladaigh.
 
Micheal Lawless went to Uachtar Ard to talk to David Buckley, organiser of the International Mayfly Festival, and some of the people out fishing.
 
Hugh Oram looks back at two sea tragedies in 1807.
 
Miriam was joined by Tracey Corbett Lynch whose brother Jason was brutally murdered by his wife. Tracey has written a book 'My Brother Jason' with Ralph Reigel ( who was also in studio) the investigative reporter who followed the case since the beginning.
 
The band Thanks Brother featuring Roisin O played live this morning.
 
Lambay’s Lordship by Nollaig Rowan; The writer the ghost and George Clooney, by AM Cousins; The Caravan Farmers by Leo Cullen; The Trout by John F Deane; and Luminous Spaces by Grace Wells
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
Tonight on Seascapes, a runaway barge, big plans for Foynes Port and the Irish Sailing Association to build a high-performance centre in Dun Laoghaire.
 
James Mangan of Ballyglass RNLI tells Fergal Keane about the unusual call out they got this week regarding a runaway barge. (Pic courtesy of the RNLI)
 
Noel Sweeney visited Foynes Port at the mouth of Shannon to hear about the big plans for development there.
 
Fergal Keane spoke to James O'Callaghan, Performance Director at Irish Sailing Association and Colm Barrington, Chair of the Irish Sailing Foundation about their plans to build a high-performance centre in Dun Laoghaire.
 
Violinists Vladimir & Anton played live and talked about their music and their concert on Thursday May 17th at the National Concert Hall.
 
Sports Broadcaster Evanne Ni Chuilinn spoke with Miriam in studio this morning about her younger brother Cormac who died by suicide.
 
Teach, by Mary O’Malley; Single Man (41) Worries About The Apocalypse, by Donal Ryan; Marathon, by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald; Death and the Post Office, a poem by Martin Dyar; Multitudes by Ilyana Kuhling and The Music of Frank McCourt, by Joseph O’Connor.
 
Kicking all the Boxes written & performed by Liz Fitzgibbon. Naoise Murphy, a one-time European Kick boxing champion is 30 today. Follow Naoise in her imaginings of what was, what is and what could be! Kicking all the boxes examines choices and their possible consequences.
 
Following last night's Eurovision, Charlie McGettigan spoke with Miriam about the song contest, it's importance and his own memories of winning in 1994.
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
Tonight, Grainne McPolin goes shooting lobster pot, Fergal Keane hears all about the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience and Ger Crowley tells Fergal about doing the "Shannon by Oar".
 
Grainne McPolin met Catherine Moore on her way to shooting lobster pots. She spoke to her about the Women in Seafood Network.
 
Fergal Keane went to the Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience in New Ross and spoke to Seán Connick, director of the museum.
 
Rower and sailor, Ger Crowley told Fergal Keane about his new undertaking of rowing the Shannon from North to South.
 
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