Sunday mornings mean Sunday Miscellany. Its brand new radio essays and occasional poetry followed by complementary music capture our times, passions and curiosities. The contributor led content is selected from open submission and commissioned writing presented by new voices and established names. Reportage, appreciations, memory pieces, poetry, travel writing and personal accounts of events and happenings are the stuff of Sunday Miscellany. The programme is part of Sunday mornings since 1968. It is essential listening to thousands across Ireland and the world.RTE Sunday Miscellany Website
Sunday Miscellany is an eclectic mix of prose, poetry and music that is broadcast on RTE Radio One on Sunday mornings just after 9am. The show began in November 1968 after Radio Eireann’s coverage of the 1968 Olympics concluded. The shows first producer was Eddie McSweeney and the programme will most fondly be remembered for the lilting voice of presenter Ronnie Walsh. Regular contributors to the show included John Ryan, Sam McAughtry, Agnes Bernelle, FSL Lyons and Ben Kiely.
Eddie produced the show for over twenty years right up to working from his hospital bed before his passing in 1991. Eddie worked as a journalist under the name Maxwell Sweeney before joining the ranks of Radio Eireann. Ronnie was a talented actor who appeared on screen in shows such as Strumpet City, the controversial The Spike, Insurrection playing the role of James Connolly and The Irish RM and as producer Eddie was remembered as the first man who put ‘manners of his wayward presenter Ronnie Walsh’.
The hour long show is immensely popular and a firm favourite with listeners and advertisers. A number of compilations of contributions have been published in book form with the first one edited by Ronnie Walsh and printed in 1975.