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Radio Drama at its best every Sunday evening.
 
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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Today's recordings were: His Heart On His Sleeve by Eileen Battersby; Leonard Cheshire V.C. by Joe Taylor; Desperation and Demons in Lough Derg by Barbara McKenna-Beale; The Perseids, a poem by James Harpur; and Omagh, August 1998, by Michael Kelly
 
A compilation of the best of the week's radio on RTE Radio 1 presented by Fiona Kelly.
 
Tonight, ahead of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster, Michael Lee, cameraman in RTÉ, tells Fergal Keane of his family links to the tragedy; we get an insight into the launch of Valentia Lifeboat in 1957; and Hugh Oram takes a look at Ireland's two biggest lakes.
 
Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster off Dún Laoghaire, Michael Lee, cameraman in RTÉ, tells Fergal Keane of his family links to the tragedy.
 
RTÉ Radio Archivist, Rob Canning, has uncovered a report by Kevin O'Kelly on the launch of a lifeboat in Valentia in 1957.
 
Hugh Oram takes a look at Ireland's two biggest lakes, Lough Corrib and Lough Neagh.
 
RTÉ at the Horse Show by Jonathan White; The Deserted Village by AM Cousins; Cycling the Ring by Justin MacCarthy; Visions of Amen by John F Deane; and Krakow by Catherine Foley
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
Tonight, 40 years of the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School and what exactly does the sea area forecast tell us.
 
The Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School is celebrating 40 years and Fergal Keane spoke to Alistair Rumble.
 
Fergal Keane visits Joanna Donnelly in Met Éireann to find out what exactly the sea area forecast tells us.
 
3rd prize in the 2018 PJ O'Connor Awards.Set in 1970s Belfast, The Clark family live a life of peaceful co-existence with their neighbours. However the continuing polarisation of communities and ghettoisation of the city forces them to reconsider their life choices.
 
The Reluctant Rainmaker by Justin Kilcullen; Emily Brontë: a Study in Torment by Eileen Battersby; Tea in the Shelbourne with Miss Ettie and Miss Joan by Emer O’Kelly; Mní wicóni - Water is Life by Lani O’Hanlon and Wuthering Heights by Karl O’Neill
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
On Seascapes tonight, we have a report from the rivers in County Kerry and how fish are struggling in the hot weather, we hear about one of the country's oldest ports in County Louth, and we have a report on fishermen in a remote part of the Red Sea.
 
Noel Sweeney reports from Kerry on the fallen water levels and rising temperatures in rivers due to the current hot spell. Inland Fisheries Ireland are asking anglers and the public to report sightings of distressed fish - their 24-hour hotline is 1890 34 74 24
 
Hugh Oram looks at the port of Annagassan in Co. Louth - it's an old Viking settlement and is one of the oldest ports in the country.
 
Fergal Keane visits the Port of Massawa on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea.
 
The play won second place in the PJ O'Connor Radio Drama Awards 2018 and stars Stephen Jones and Paul Ronan. Produced by Kevin Brew
 
Lady of Note by Gerry Moran; Chapels on San Giorgio Maggiore by Rachel Fehily; Dolphins, a poem by Mary O’Donnell; The Listening Stick by Cyril Kelly; Winning the Lotto by Catherine Foley, and My Summer County Complex by Joe Duffy
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
Fergal Keane got a tour of the tugboat Brocklebank at the Drogheda Maritime Festival.
 
Fergal Keane speaks to Callum Ives, Hon Sec of Lifeboat Enthusiasts and Hugh Searle, owner of the former Wicklow Lifeboat, JW Archer.
 
On Seascapes this week, Fergal Keane is on board an historic tugboat now owned by the Liverpool Maritime Museum, and he meets people who restore old RNLI lifeboats and bring them to events around the country.
 
Declan O'Rourke performed live in studio this morning. He sang 'Poor Boys Shoes' and 'Villain Curry Shaw' from his new album 'Chronicles of the Great Irish Famine'. Declan spoke about how stories from the famine, in particular his own ancestory inspired the album.
 
Paula joined Keelin in studio and talked of her family, poetry and the arts.
 
Ma Written by Elaine Murphy winner of the PJ O'Connor Radio Drama Awards 2018
 
Ekaterinburg by Karl O’Neill; Lounge Girl by Clare O’Dea; The Russian Friend by Judith Mok; Note From A Lady by John Hedigan; and Bastille Day, a poem by Michael O’Loughlin
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
Tonight, the AK Ilen is relaunched and Francis Kelly reports on the commemoration of the day Archduke Ferdinand sailed into Kinsale 500 years ago.
 
Fergal Keane was there when the AK Ilen was relaunched in Baltimore, Co. Cork, after 20 years of rebuilding.
 
Francis Kelly reports from Kinsale where there was a commemoration of the day Archduke Ferdinand sailed into Kinsale in 1518.
 
This Whileaways played live in studio this morning, performing two songs 'Julia' and 'I Am A Hill' from their upcoming album 'From What We're Made'.
 
A new painting has been commissioned to paint all fifty three women of the Houses of the Oireachtas by artist Noel Murphy. This morning, Keelin was joined in studio by Niamh Smyth TD, Independent senator Lynne Ruane and Heather Humphries, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation who feature in the painting.…
 
Writer and director Enda Walsh is a multi-award winning playwright who has collaborated with David Bowie and CIllian Murphy to name but a few. Enda has two imminent productions – an installation for this year’s Galway Arts Festival and an opera with Donnacha Dennehy which is a version of Bluebeard’s Castle. Enda spoke about the Opera with Keelin...…
 
The Garden of Life by Roslyn Dee; My Honorary Aunt by Justin MacCarthy; An Inspiring Present by Pat Coleman; Simon, Garfunkel and Me by Doreen Finn; Flowers Know Nothing of Our Grief, a poem by Moya Cannon; and Caveat Emptor, a poem by Vincent Woods
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
Tonight, Fergal speaks to the captain and some of the crew of the Earl of Pembroke tall ship and Hugh Oram looks back at the career of author, Patrick O'Brian.
 
When Fergal was at the Drogheda Maritime Festival, he got the chance to chat to the captain and some of the crew of the Earl of Pembroke tall ship.
 
Hugh Oram looks back at the career of author, Patrick O'Brian.
 
Earlier this year David released his new album 'Yous' to critical acclaim. David performed two songs 'Song of Two Birds' and 'Winter Song' live in studio.
 
Authors Mike McCormack & Lisa McInerney spoke with Miriam about their upbringing, authors they admire and writing for a living.
 
Carnival of the Animals by John F Deane; Suck Suck Suck by Lani O’Hanlon; The Last Leper Colony in Europe by Gerry Moran; On the trails of the Saxons and O’Donnells in Transylvania by Frank Kavanagh and Sailing to An Island by Mary O’Malley.
 
Highlights from the past week's RTE Radio programmes with Marian Richardson
 
Tonight on Seascapes, whale watching in Cork, Gregor McGuckin and the Golden Globe Race & Hugh Oram tells the story of Lambay Island.
 
Mark Costigan went whale watching off the coast of Cork and spoke to Colm Barnes, skipper of the Holly Jo, Cork Whale Watch's vessel, as well as some of those on board. (He also saw some dolphins)
 
Fergal Keane speaks to Gregor McGuckin ahead of the start of the Golden Globe Race.
 
Hugh Oram tells the story of Lambay Island.
 
Ruth McGill is Aggie, a Donegal draper's assistant in a precarious wartime romance with an English air-force officer stationed across the border during the Emergency.
 
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