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Miriam O Callaghan presents a live stimulating mix of lifestyle, music, human interest and great interviews, the perfect soundtrack to your Sunday morning.
 
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Laurel and Hardy in Dublin, by Pauline Hall; Our Men and Women in Blue, by Anthony Glavin; Silken Thomas, the Rebel Dandy, by Emer O’Kelly; Funeral March, by Mark Brennock; And Monument, Soloheadbeg, by Mary Lavery Carrig
 
Married couple Patricia Casey, well known Professor of Psychiatry & husband John who is a barrister join Miriam to talk about their their lives & dealing with the death of their precious 24 year old son a year ago. Live music & chat also from former Dubliner John Sheahan & Michael Howard who played with the group for many years…
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
Arranmore Island off the coast of CoDonegal was once a thriving fishing community with a population of over 1500. The 1981 census confirmed 803 lived on the island & today that number stands at less than 400. New EU fishing regulations & restrictions forced many to emigrate or relocate to the mainland. Mike McCartney reports from Arranmore .…
 
In Cork today Tánaiste Simon Coveney opened a new ocean test facility. Fergal visited the Marine Institute in Ringaskiddy & spoke to Jimmy Murphy, manager of the Lir, Nat Ocean Test Facility, in University College Cork.
 
A profile of renowned angler & author Dennis Moss.
 
A Second Mother by Leo Cullen; Claire’s Wobbly Circus, a poem by Lani O’Hanlon; The Book Collector’s Dilemma by Kevin Mc Dermott; A Day in Court by Mae Leonard: and Repatriating Joyce by Anthony J Jordan
 
Miriam is joined this morning by young writer Sally Rooney who was just awarded the prestegious Costa book prize for her 2nd novel, Normal People. Also the great Rosaleen Linehan & Phelim Drew, two acting stalwarts, here to discusss their new production The Cripple of Inishmaan. Plus live music from Sligo singer Tommy Fleming.…
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
Noel Sweeney reports from County Kerry on the new fishing restrictions banning all trawlers over 18 metres in length from fishing within 6 miles of the coast.
 
Ned Dwyer the Director of EurOcean talks about his work as the head of Europe's Centre for Information on Ocean science & technology.
 
Now is the time of year when people are booking their holidays. There is one new destination for anglers, Iceland. Fergal was at the Irish Fly Fair recently & met one of the men promoting salmon angling in that country.
 
Travelling Light -- January 2000 by Joe Hayes; Dreaming The Winter Away by Barbara Scully; Mrs Woffington’s Good Works by Emer O’Kelly; Crossing the Sinai by Justin MacCarthy; and Elected in Her Absence by Lourdes Mackey
 
An all-female show to celebrate Women's Little Christmas. Miriam talks to jockey Emma Doyle, an in-depth interview with BBC correspondent Orla Guerin, and Lise Hand and Dearbhail McDonald talk about what Nollaig na mBan means to them.
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Fiona Kelly.
 
The Whiddy Island disaster prior to the 40th anniversary on January 8th.
 
Hugh Oram visits Greenore in County Louth, on the frontline with Brexit.
 
Fergal Keane visits Ireland's newest maratime museum in Passage West, County Cork.
 
Featuring writer /comedians Sharon Mannion and Sue Collins
 
The President Decides by Justin Kilcullen; What Are Days For by Conall Hamill; Cuba Libre by Marie Clynes; Brennans Bar by Olive Travers; and Coming Storm, a poem by Enda Wyley
 
Miriam gathers some remarkable women around the table to celebrate the year, including Vicky Phelan, Ailbhe Smyth, Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen and Jessica Bowes.
 
We Wish You A Merry Christmas by Liz Nugent; A Word With Val for Val Mulkerns, by Maev Kennedy; The Little Boy That Santa Claus Forgot by Joe Duffy; The Falcon Carol, a poem by James Harpur; The Hopes and Fears of All The Years by Grace Wells; and Silent Night: Walking Through The Snow, by the late Eileen Battersby who died tragically last weekend…
 
The first part of our Christmas concert which took place in the National Concert Hall on 5th December features The Christmas Bake by Catherine Foley; Invisible Heaven by Michael Harding; Where’er You Walk: Tom Murphy Remembered, by Catriona Crowe; and Elbow Room by Paul Howard
 
In a rare interview, Miriam sits down with the great Van Morrison. He talks about his Belfast childhood, his early career with albums such as Astral Weeks and Moondance and why the Blues has never stopped inspiring him.
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
This is the last programme of 2018 & Fergal takes a look back at some of the people he met through the year.
 
The Mrs Claus Blues by Louise Kennedy; Comings and Goings at Christmas by Pat Coleman; Omnia Vanitas by Sharon Hogan;The Tale of the Mouse and the Curly-Haired Girl by Olive Travers; and The Advent Calendar Memory, a poem by James Harpur
 
Brian Kennedy joined Miriam in studio to chat about life and his new Christmas album.
 
The superb Finbar Wright of The Irish Tenors joined Miriam for a chat and a stunning performance.
 
Fresh from supporting Hozier at Dublin's Olympia Theatre, singer-songwriter David Keenan joined Miriam live in studio for a great showcase of his talent.
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
Continuing a season of plays by women writers entitled ‘100 Years of Suffrage’, marking this year’s centenary of women’s attainment of the vote in Ireland. that was Hecuba written by Marina Carr
 
James Morrissey on his book, Omey, the story of Omey Island, published by Crannog Books.
 
Hugh Oram on the 18,000 shipwrecks mapped around the Irish coast.
 
Linda Bachand from Seattle in Washington on her fishing flies.
 
For two years Mark Condren was embedded with the NYPD to capture the force at work. The result is a glossy, coffee table book showing all the sides of life for police officers in New York. It’s called NYPD Behind the scenes with the men and women of the New York City Police Department and Mark called into studio to chat with Miriam about it.…
 
Brendan Graham and Patrick Bergin have joined forces, along with Paul Harrington, to create a brand new song – just in time for Christmas. The song is called Switzer's Window and all royalties are going to Barnardos. Graham and Patrick were in studio to talk to Miriam about the song and their lives.
 
John Church by Jean Donnelly; Dinner With Dickens by Gerry Moran; Finding Charlie by Andrea Martin; David Hasselhoff, My Father, And Christmas, by Angela Keogh; and Byron and The Dublin Fusiliers in Macedonia by Frank Kavanagh
 
Miriam pays tribute to Graham Jones who you may have heard on last week’s show, who passed on Saturday Morning. We hear hear a clip from his interview last week and we also hear Patrick Bergin and Brendan Graham's views on life and fatality.
 
two worlds collide when a feminist podcast explores our Georgian past.
 
In this week’s episode we hear from Playwright Marina Carr and actors Derbhle Crotty & Declan Conlon speaking about their work on Marina's play Hecuba.
 
This week Miriam is joined by Mark Condren, Brendan Graham and Patrick Bergin. Miriam also remembers Graham Jones.
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
Tonight, the Port of Cork and Brexit, Joe McPeake and the future of sailing and sea leisure activities in Ireland, and shipbuilding in Dublin.
 
In 2020, the Port of Cork will move to Ringaskiddy, but how are they preparing for Brexit? Reporter, Noel Sweeney visits the port.
 
The outgoing Commodore of Howth Yacht Club, Joe McPeake, joins Fergal in studio to talk about the future of sailing and sea leisure activities in Ireland.
 
Hugh Oram takes a look back at the shipbuilding industry in Dublin.
 
Ebenezer Howard and Dublin’s Garden Suburb, by Gail Seekamp; Lapis Lazuli, by Frank Kavanagh; Home and Herbert Simms by Nell Regan; Hello, Kerry, How Are You, Kilkenny, by Cyril Kelly,and Free Space, Social Housing, and Belonging, by Kevin McDermott
 
This week Miriam was talking to Graham Jones and Shane and Victoria McGowan
 
Newly ordained Church Of Ireland priest, Graham Jones spoke to Miriam about how his faith is giving him courage as he faces his terminal cancer diagnosis. They were joined by Graham’s wife, Louise, and brother, Rob.
 
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