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RTE Radio’s New Season Schedule

Details below of the RTE Radio New Autumn Schedule from the RTE Press Release.

RTÉ Radio New Season


RTÉ Radio 1 demonstrated at the autumn launch why it is Ireland’s most-listened-to radio station. Top RTÉ Radio 1 presenters Joe Duffy, Séan O’Rourke, Claire Byrne, Miriam O’Callaghan, Ronan Collins, Derek Mooney, Mary Wilson, Sean Rocks and John Creedon were just some of the names attending today’s photo-call in RTÉ.

Jim Jennings, Acting MD of RTÉ Radio said: “Today we launch a winning schedule that demonstrates the diversity and depth of Radio 1. RTÉ is committed to delivering engaging and compelling public service programmes, and this is at the heart of RTÉ Radio 1’s mission. With quality, impartial programming right through the day, Radio 1 is bigger than any one presenter; it’s truly a team effort, from dawn to dusk, and our listeners can be assured that once the dial is set, there’s no need to go elsewhere.

Tom McGuire, Acting Head of Radio 1, announced a range of new arts and features, drama, documentary, news and current affairs and sports output on Radio 1, while RTÉ also confirmed details of new programming and features on RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric fm, RTÉ Ráidio na Gaeltachta and RTÉ Digital Radio.


RTÉ Radio 1 demonstrated at the autumn launch why it is Ireland’s most-listened-to radio station. Top RTÉ Radio 1 presenters Joe Duffy, Séan O’Rourke, Claire Byrne, Miriam O’Callaghan, Ronan Collins, Derek Mooney, Mary Wilson, Sean Rocks and John Creedon were just some of the names attending today’s photo-call in RTÉ.

Jim Jennings, Acting MD of RTÉ Radio said: “Today we launch a winning schedule that demonstrates the diversity and depth of Radio 1. RTÉ is committed to delivering engaging and compelling public service programmes, and this is at the heart of RTÉ Radio 1’s mission. With quality, impartial programming right through the day, Radio 1 is bigger than any one presenter; it’s truly a team effort, from dawn to dusk, and our listeners can be assured that once the dial is set, there’s no need to go elsewhere.

Tom McGuire, Acting Head of Radio 1, announced a range of new arts and features, drama, documentary, news and current affairs and sports output on Radio 1, while RTÉ also confirmed details of new programming and features on RTÉ 2fm, RTÉ lyric fm, RTÉ Ráidio na Gaeltachta and RTÉ Digital Radio.

RTÉ Radio 1 Daytime & Weekends

Today with Sean O’Rourke, the mid-morning current affairs magazine debuts with all the stories of the day, including sports coverage, in-depth features and consumer interest. Ronan Collins continues to be the most listened to music programme in the country. Joe Duffy returns with Liveline, the number one talk show in Ireland, and will continue to air the country’s concerns, giving voice to the issues affecting people’s daily lives.

Drivetime with Mary Wilson continues, with weekly columnists including Olivia O’Leary, and extended sport every Friday. Late Debate also returns, with Audrey Carville back in the chair.

Weekend entertainment on RTÉ Radio 1 will continue to sparkle as Marian Richardson will be recapping the week’s highlights as she returns with Playback.Saturday with Claire Byrne returns on Saturday 21st September, with Brian Dowling in the hot-seat in Claire’s absence. The programme will be live from Fine Gael Ard Fheis in Limerick and the Labour Party Conference in Killarney in November.

The annual Budget takes place on 15 October and RTÉ Radio 1 will have a special edition of Drivetime and the annual budget phone-in on Today with Séan O’Rourke. Special programming for the forthcoming Referenda include outside broadcasts and studio debates ahead of referenda on Seanad abolition and Courts on Friday October 4 and on Saturday October 5 RTÉ Radio 1 will broadcast a special results programming.

The National Ploughing Championships are taking place in Co. Laois on 24-26 September and RTÉ Radio 1 will be there. Today with Sean O’Rourke andLiveline’s Funny Thursday will both be broadcasting in the RTÉ tent.

News & Current Affairs on RTÉ Radio 1

Highlight: Claire Byrne joins Morning Ireland; Séan O’Rourke heads up Today; Áine Lawlor and Richard Crowley join News at One

Punctuating the day with News, Weather and Sport, RTÉ Radio 1’s news and current affairs output sets the gold standard in Irish broadcasting. Morning Ireland, News at One, This Week and World Report all return, capturing the breaking stories and offering the best in news and analysis. And with the most highly evolved web-presence in Irish broadcasting, RTÉ Radio 1’s news services are available globally, anytime, anywhere.

Sport on RTÉ Radio 1

Highlights: Extensive Heineken Cup coverage and all of Ireland’s November rugby internationals

RTÉ Radio 1 is geared up for an autumn of top class sporting coverage. In Gaelic Games we have exclusive national commentary on the All Ireland hurling and football finals. We follow the Republic of Ireland soccer team’s quest for a place in the 2014 World Cup with commentary on all of the remaining qualifying matches. As the rugby season gets going we will have extensive Heineken Cup coverage featuring all four Irish provinces and we have exclusive coverage all three of Ireland’s November internationals including the visit of the world champions New Zealand to Dublin. Those are just some of the highlights from RTÉ Radio’s varied sporting menu this autumn.

Arts and Features on RTÉ Radio 1

Highlights: Two new book programmes and nationwide OBs for Culture Night

Irish Noir is presented by John Kelly and is a BAI funded four-part series looking at the development of Irish crime fiction. From its gothic origins, through the fast paced storylines provided by Celtic Tiger excess – and right up to the bleak fictional landscape inspired by Austerity Ireland. This will be a must-listen series for all bookworms, featuring contributions from the biggest names in our country’s crime writing scene – John Connolly, John Banville, Tana French, Declan Burke, Declan Hughes, Arlene Hunt, Alex Barclay, and Stuart Neville to name but a few.

The Book Show will be presented by Sinead Gleeson and produced by Zoe Comyns. It is a new independently produced half hour book programme looking at the world of books and publishing. The perfect listen for book lovers and cultural spoofers alike.

Arts Tonight is presented by Vincent Woods and is a weekly one hour arts programme which returns for a new season under independent production. And continues its mission of providing an in depth view of the arts and of the issues and politics of the arts world.

Arena continues the autumn season in its new slot at 7pm. The programme mix aims itself at the middle ground with plenty of good music, reviews, previews and news from the world of arts and entertainment. Sunday Miscellany, one of RTÉ Radio 1’s longest running and most beloved programmes remains in the schedule on Sundays at 9am providing a weekly home for new Irish writing. This autumn sees the publication of a new Sunday Miscellany book September Sundays which focuses on writing about the GAA.

Culture Night is taking place on Friday 20 September across the country and RTÉ Radio 1’s Arena will be presenting a three hour special programme from Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, with outside broadcast inputs from Cork, Limerick and Galway. The programme will kick off with a specially commissioned composition by contemporary Irish composer Stephen Gardner to be performed live from Temple Bar by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. The History Show is presented by Myles Dungan. The popular history show returns for a new season on Sunday 29th September. Discover how our world was shaped as Myles Dungan and guests explore events ranging from medieval times to the recent past.

Countrywide is RTÉ Radio 1’s rural affairs programme on Saturdays at 9am. It covers everything you need to know about living and working in the country as well as agricultural affairs and politics. The God Slot returns on Fridays at 10pm and is RTÉ Radio 1’s religious affairs programme presented by Eileen Dunne.

The Business with George Lee continues on Saturdays at 10am and looks at the world of business – everything from large corporations to SME’s.

Drama on One, on RTÉ Radio 1

Highlights: Pat Shortt gets dramatic on Radio 1, and new works by Donal O’Kelly & Gary Mitchell

The new season of drama on RTÉ Radio 1 is guaranteed to ignite the theatrical flame within our listeners.

Shorts Shortts, a new series of short plays featuring and highlighting the dramatic and comic skills of actor and comedian Pat Shortt. Five Irish writers: Mike Finn, Jane Coyle, James Finlan, Sean O’Doherty and Pat O’Connor span the historical, the romantic, the dramatic, the tragic in Shortts play.

Skeffy – Donal O’Kelly’s exploration of Francis Sheehy Skeffington or Hairy Jesus as James Joyce called him

Volunteers by Gary Mitchell. Gary Mitchell’s new work interrogates the themes of War, family, mission, loyalty, casualty and cowardice by holding a mirror to Ulster 2013 and its clearer reflection in 1913.

Grave Danger by Chris Cleary, Cormac Mc Adam and Conor McGinnity is a series of four plays set in the (under) world of a funeral undertakers.

Documentary on One, on RTÉ Radio 1

Highlights: Maeve Higgins on love, Michael Jackson in Ireland and pregnancy tests for dogs: the world’s most successful radio documentary strand has some treats in store for the new season.

In early September the Documentary on One looks at going back to school, but with a twist. Twenty years ago, the Documentary on One team put a microphone on a junior infants class on their first day of school – and on their teacher who was just beginning her teaching career – and their headmaster who was about to retire. Now, those junior infants are in their mid-20s, the Junior Infants teacher is a veteran and the headmaster is in his 80s. Twenty years on, at different stages of their lives, how have they all got on?

In late September, comedian Maeve Higgins takes an irreverent look at love and single life for people in their mid to late 30s. Looking for your true love isn’t quite what it used to be – but it’s still out there, right?

And as RTÉ celebrates Big Music Week, the Documentary on One looks at the Irish legacy of an iconic musician, Michael Jackson. We retrace the time that Michael spent in secret in the midlands – of the people he met, the places he visited – and of course his music. We also meet the devoted fans who, each year, travel from all over the world just to walk in the footsteps of Michael’s time in Ireland. In early November, we glimpse into the world of top class pedigree dog breeding in Ireland. We get up close and personal as one of Ireland’s top dog breeders takes his bitch on a ferry to Holyhead to meet a chosen stud dog who’s travelled from London – they ‘find love’ in a car park – and afterwards head their separate way. And that’s just the start – we enter into a world of dog pregnancy tests, wishing and waiting – and of course the delivery. These are no ‘ordinary’ puppies – all going well, they will be sold both nationally and internationally to chosen buyers ensuring their gene pool lives on.

Later in the year the Doc on One meets Rolo, the horse who was about to be slaughtered for meat at a horse factory, but was saved by a lady, and has subsequently gone onto to win race after race at some of the biggest horse racing meetings in Ireland. We close out the year on a very personal journey – of a single woman who has chosen the path of parenthood through sperm donation. We follow her journey from her initial decision right through to the delivery and first months of the child’s life.

Music on RTÉ Radio 1

Highlights: Big Music Week train tours around Ireland with plenty of musical surprises along the way.

RTÉ Radio 1 produces over forty hours of live music every week, and every fortnight the RTÉ Radio 1 playlist is refreshed and shared on and via the RTÉ Radio 1 music newsletter.

This autumn, RTÉ Radio 1 together with the other RTÉ radio stations, RTÉ One and RTÉ.ie, will hold the 4th annual RTÉ Big Music Week.. From Monday 30th September to Friday 4th October, the RTÉ Big Music Week train will travel through Ireland, departing from Bray, Co. Wicklow and weaving its way through Wicklow, Dublin, Kildare, Carlow, Waterford, Tipperary, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Galway, Mayo, Offaly, Leitrim, and Longford. The train will be stopping off in stations and towns across the country for impromptu busking sessions, live benefit concerts, musical workshops, parades, and plenty of live radio broadcasts. There will be a house band and recording studio on the train and some of our finest artists such as Kodaline, Christy Moore, Altan, Cathy Davey and Sharon Shannon will be jamming in stations, busking on board and recording on board as well as featuring new Irish talent such as Walking on Cars, Hermitage Green and Key West.

Music and Entertainment on RTÉ Radio 1

Highlights: Kathryn Thomas returns with a new series, while Mary Black presents a special tribute to Joni Mitchell

Music Passport: Where Music Meets the Road – Kathryn Thomas takes her music passport to Rwanda, Africa. Twenty years on, Kathryn explores the role of music during the genocide and the impact the mass killing had on the music industry. Radio and music were integral parts of the propaganda machine used at the time to incite hatred, with many renowned Hutu musicians using their talent to encourage the murder of their Tutsi colleagues. Today, musicians feel music is pivotal in encouraging social cohesion in Rwanda and note by note, together Hutu’s and Tutsi’s are trying to rebuild the music industry.

Celebrating Joni Mitchell at 70 -Presented by Mary Black – Mary Black, one of Ireland’s finest and most-loved singers, takes us through her Joni Mitchell collection as the Canadian legend celebrates her 70th birthday. Mary has worked with Joni’s producer in the past, and knows her music intimately. With classics from her album Blue, as well as some lesser know gems, Mary delves into arguably one of the world’s best singer songwriters.

Callan’s Kicks – Oliver Callan returns with his weekly satirical swipe at well known faces in the world of entertainment, politics and sport with Callan’s Kicks, every Friday at 6.32pm on RTÉ Radio 1 and on the RTÉ Radio Player.

The John Murray Show with Miriam will partner with the Bord Gáis National Book Awards to bring you the best of Irish and international books and authors this autumn.

The Mooney Show – On December 16th the ninth in the highly successful Mooney Tunes series will return to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in the company of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

The Marian Finucane Show show continues with in-depth interviews, human interest stories, consumer and lifestyle news as well as a lively panel discussion on issues of the week and newspaper reviews. The Marian Finucane Show on Saturday has 372,000 listeners while the The Marian Finucane Show on Sunday has 328,000.

Aoibhinn ní Shúilleabháin continues to interview well-known Irish people on Aoibhinn & Company on Sunday mornings.

The Strypes for Eurosonic

RTÉ 2fm is proud to announce The Strypes as Ireland’s nomination for Eurosonic Noorderslag 2014. Eurosonic, running 15-18 January, is Europe’s biggest and most important music event and RTÉ 2fm is putting forward The Strypes to be part of the festival.

The Strypes, who are aged 16-18, have been touring extensively this summer, including playing a set at Glastonbury in the UK. They are due to release their debut album in September. Previously, 2fm has brought Little Green Cars, Julie Feeney, The Frames and Kodaline to this major industry event.

Electric Picnic – 30 August to 1 September

We’ll , sponsored by Electric Ireland. 2fm will record over 50 artists on five stages across the weekend in the biggest radio production in Ireland, outside of a general election.

This is the 10th year of the Electric Picnic festival and 2fm has broadcast live from the event every year. Our coverage will bring listeners the music and atmosphere of the festival on radio, online, mobile and through social media. The outside broadcast is a co-production with BBC Northern Ireland.

DJ’s Colm Hayes, Rick O’Shea, Dan Hegarty, Dave Fanning, Ruth Scott, Paddy McKenna, Jenny Greene, Cormac Battle and Dave Fanning will present, live from Laois. Donal Dineen will also host the Radio Activity stage in the Body and Soul area. Donal has put together a bill of Ireland’s best electronic and ambient acts, just the kinds of acts he gives a platform to on his show on 2fm.

Three of the most advanced mobile recording vehicles on the island will record the three main stages, all linked live to 2fm and the music on an additional two more stages will also be captured. In total RTÉ 2fm will record and broadcast 50 artists over the three days.

In addition 2fm will produce 45 video interviews and acoustic sessions with artists, which will be uploaded to and Online, we will also film two video diaries and vox pops daily with picnic vibes from festival goers. Plus we will have a live webcam from the RTÉ 2fm studios and broadcast area all weekend, with full live streams on our website and on the 2fm You Tube channel.

Arthur’s Day – 26 September

RTÉ 2fm will be broadcasting live from the main Arthur’s Day venues across Ireland – in Dublin, Cork, Belfast and Limerick – on Thursday 26 September 2013. We’ll bring you live sets from the big artists performing on the night.

To date the star studded line-up announced for the night includes The Script, Bobby Womack, Emeli Sandé, Girl Band, Bouts, James Vincent McMorrow, Daley, Janelle Monae, Manic Street Preachers and The Original Rudeboys.

SEEN – Heineken live projects – Starts 13 September

SEEN is a brand-new Irish clubbing experience, which will tour Ireland every month, encompassing Techno, Electro ,Trance, Progressive, House and many more genres of Electronic Music. Each show will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2fm and streamed live at

The first gig is on 13 Sept from ‘The Grill Nightclub’ Letterkenny , Co.Donegal. John O’Callaghan will be headlining and Full Tilt will be supporting on the night.

RTÉ Big Music Week 2013 – Monday 30 September – Saturday 5 October

This year RTÉ Big Music Week will be touring around Ireland on a train, thanks to Irish Rail, and RTÉ 2fm will be part of this week-long celebration of music.

Ryan Tubridy’s mid-morning show and Breakfast with Hector will both do outside broadcasts in support of the RTÉ-wide event. Colm Hayes and Jenny Greene are also planning off-air events for venues where the trains will be stopping.

Christmas plans

RTÉ 2fm has some very exciting plans for Christmas, including the RTÉ 2fmToy Appeal in for St Vincent de Paul. Details will be announced at a later date.

Wexford Festival Opera

RTÉ lyric fm will be broadcasting three operas live from the Wexford Festival Opera 2013. Presented by Bernard Clarke, the operas will also be offered to the EBU as part of the EuroRadio Opera Season, which reaches over a million listeners around the world. 
Nina Rota: Il Cappello di paglia di Firenze
Jules Massenet: Double Bill – Thérèse/ La Navarraise
Jacopo Foroni: Cristina, regina di Svezia

Met Opera Season

RTÉ lyric fm will feature Verdi’s Rigoletto, starring Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Mozart’s Magic Flute with Nathan Gunn and Kathryn Lewek, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with Anna Netrebko, Dvorak’s Rusalka with Renée Fleming, Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier with Elina Garanca, Berg’s Wosseck with Thomas Hampson and Deborah Voigt.

Opera in Ireland

RTÉ lyric fm will broadcast Lyric Opera’s production of Dvorak’s Rusalka from the Gaiety Theatre

Irish Composer Operas to Premiere on RTÉ lyric fm

The Alma Fetish by Raymond Deane – World Premier
The Importance of Being Earnest by Gerald Barry – Irish Premier

The Lyric Concert

RTÉ lyric fm will broadcast all the Friday night concerts live from the NCH with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for the 2013-2014 Season.
Highlights include pianist Freddy Kempf in Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Cellist Torleif Thedeen in Schumann’s Cello Concerto in A minor,  Verdi’s dramatic Requiem with the RTÉ Philharmonic Choir, Pianist Barry Douglas in Britten’ Piano Concerto, Artur Pizarro in Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.2

Concert Intervals

RTÉ lyric fm has commissioned 26 interval features for the Friday Concert, enhancing the listening experience. The features will also be available on a variety of platforms.

Marty in the Morning. RTÉ Big Music Week

Thurs Oct 3rd 8.00am – 10.00am
As part of RTÉ Big Music Week Marty comes live from the RT É Big Music Week Train in Westport.

Liz Nolan’s Classic Drive. Culture File – Daily. 6.40pm.

The daily short feature strand that sits within RTÉ lyric fm’s largest listenership programme, Classic Drive, uses a range of approaches to bring listeners fresh insights and ideas about creativity in the world around us, with a strong emphasis on music and audible culture.  Culture File broadcasts 260 episodes per year and is a Soundsdoable production for RTÉ lyric fm.

The John Kelly Ensemble

From Bach to Eno, from Miles to Sigur Ros, John takes his classical brief to unexpected places. This week John features, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as Recomposed by Max Richter. More than a re-mix, Richter opens up the score ‘on a note-by-note level’. The result is a very familiar piece of music suddenly breath-taking, revelatory and new.

Movies and Musicals with Aedín Gormley (Saturday 1-4pm)

Autumn highlights include the film music of Michael Giacchino, one of the most exciting film score composers working in Hollywood today, who wrote the Oscar award winning score for the animated favourite ‘Up’ and more recently ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’. Aedín also focuses on a selection of film directors who like to compose the music for their films including Clint Eastwood.

Aedín Gormley’s Sunday Matinée (Sunday 1-4pm)

Live performances and treasured favourites for your Sunday afternoon.  No need to pack a suitcase! Aedín transports us to concert halls around the world every Sunday. Stopping off this autumn for a glorious early music concert from Germany featuring musical gems by Vivaldi and Bach played byKammerakademie Potsdam and the much loved music of Mendelssohn and Mozart from a concert in Melbourne featuring The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. Featured artists over the coming weeks include cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Lang Lang, soprano Dawn Upshaw and violinist Joshua Bell.

The Hamilton Scores

George Hamilton will bring us the colour, the sounds, the music and the excitement from Brazil during the World Cup 2014 in The Hamilton Scores each Saturday at 10am.

Education and Outreach

Lots of fun this season as RTÉ lyric fm brings a Pop Up “Piano Keys” to this year’s Electric Picnic. Come along and play the piano or have a piano lesson with Prof Ray Keary of the Royal Irish Academy of Music.

Our “Making Radio” project continues around Ireland visiting 45 schools annually while also bringing this interactive project to the Ploughing Championship, the Young Scientists Exhibition and the All Ireland Drama Festival

Do you sing in a choir? If so, get involved in the Choirs for Christmas Competition on RTE lyric fm where each year over 100 amateur choirs get national airplay

Selected Lyric Feature Highlights September – December 2013.

The Lyric Feature
Sept 27th, Oct 4th
Wagner’s Music in Ireland
In this, the bi-centenary year of Richard Wagner’s birth, Wagner’s Music in Ireland is a two-part series exploring the relationship of Irish audiences, authors, critics and composers with the music of Wagner over the past 150 years.

The Lyric Feature
Oct 11th, 18th, 25th, Nov 1st
Viva Verdi
In a four-part series to mark the bi-centenary of the birth of Giuseppe Verdi, Ian Fox tells the story of his life and music.

The Lyric Feature
Nov 8th, 15th 
An Audio Portrait of W. B. Yeats: Words for Music Perhaps.
A two-part series tracing a little-explored aspect of WB Yeats’s oeuvre – his relationship to music.

The Lyric Feature
Dec 6th
The Army Band: A Band Upstanding.
In this documentary Michael O’Kane tells the story of the Irish Defence Forces School of Music and Irish Army Bands past and present, with one eye on the 2016 Easter Rising centenary commemorations. The programme follows the experiences, ambitions and personal thoughts of 3 new recruits as they begin their careers within the army band.


RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta’s autumn schedule kicks off on 9 September and sees the return to air of some of the station’s flagship programmes including Rónán Beo @3 and Cormac ag a Cúig, as well as the addition of new shows, including a brand new series featuring young traditional musicians from all over the country

Mol an Óige

Mol an Óige is a special series on Sundays at 6.30 pm featuring young traditional musicians from Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann branches throughout the country, and other music schools. The programmes, presented by Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha, will showcase some of the wonderful traditional music talent in the next generation of musicians in Ireland.

Beidh ceoltóirí óga ó cheann ceann na tíre le cloisteáil sa tsraith nua Mol an Óige Dé Domhnaigh 6.30pm a bheidh á cur i láthair ag Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha. Chuaigh Neansaí go craobhacha éagsúla de Chomhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, áit ar casadh an chéad ghlún eile de cheoltóirí traidisiúnta na tíre uirthi.

Timpeall an Tí

Timpeall an Tí with Tomás Mistéal makes a welcome return to the schedule following a break of a few years. The programme features field recordings from throughout Munster recorded at festivals, concerts and other events throughout the province, and can be heard on Saturdays at 7 pm

Cuirfear fáilte chroíúil ar ais roimh Timpeall an Tí, an clár ceoil le Tomás Mistéal. Ceol traidisiúnta den scoth ó choirmeacha, ó fhéilte agus ó sheisiúin fud fad Chúige Mumhan a bheidh le cloisteáil ann, Dé Sathairn 7 pm

Gaol Gairid

A new series of Gaol Gairid starts in October, and will feature an interview each week with close friends or family members, presented by RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta’s Dublin team. Politician Eamon Ó Cuív and his son Eamon Óg, writer and poet Gabriel Rosenstock and his son Tristan, and broadcasters Ian Lee and Brian Mullen will be amongst those interviewed in the series.

Beidh sraith nua den chlár Gaol Gairid le cloisteáil san fhómhair, clár comhrá le beirt chara nó beirt ghaolta a bhfuil dlúthcheangal eatarthu. Beidh Eamon Ó Cuív agus a mhac Eamon Óg, an scríbhneoir agus an file Gabriel Rosentock agus a mhac Tristan, agus na craoltóirí Ian Lee agus Brian Mullen ina measc siúd a bheidh le cloisteáil. Foireann Bhaile Átha Cliath a chuirfidh na cláracha i láthair

An Leithinis

An Leithinis, Saturdays 6.30 pm, is a six programme series about the history and folklore of the Mullet Peninsula in Mayo presented by Seán Ó Héalaí. Local historian Pádraig S. Ó Murchú will be our guide, bringing us on a tour of the Peninsula. The series has been funded by the BAI Sound and Vision Scheme

Stair agus seanchas leithinis an Mhuirthead in iarthuaisceart Mhaigh Eo a bheidh faoi chaibidil sa tsraith An Leithinis Dé Sathairn 6.30 pm. Seán Ó Héalaí a chuirfidh an clár i láthair, agus is é an staraí áitiúil Pádraig S. Ó Murchú an treoraí a bheidh aige. Léiriú a fuair maoiniú ón scéim Fuaim agus Fís, Údarás Craolacháin na hÉireann.


Splancscéalta is a new series starting in October featuring new flash fiction from a host of Irish writers including Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Biddy Jenkinson, Alan Titley, Micheál Ó Conghaile and Manchán Magan.

Beidh Splancscéalta ag tosú i mí Dheireadh Fómhair, sraith de shaothar nua splancfhicsin ó liosta le háireamh scríbhneoirí, orthu sin Máire Mhac an tSaoi, Biddy Jenkinson, Alan Titley, Micheál Ó Conghaile agus Manchán Magan.

Rónán Beo @3

As part of RTÉ Big Music Week from 30 September to 4 October, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta will be broadcasting the Rónán Beo @3 show live from Eyre Square in Galway on Wed 2 October when the Big Music Train comes to town

Mar chuid de Sheachtain Mhór an Cheoil in RTÉ ó 30 Meán Fómhair go 4 Deireadh Fómhair, beidh Rónán Beo @3 á chraoladh beo ón bhFaiche Mhór i gcathair na dTreabh Dé Céadaoin 2 Deireadh Fómhair nuair a bheidh Traein Mhór an Cheoil stoptha sa chathair.

Spórt an Luain

Sports programming will include full coverage of All-Ireland senior and minor football and hurling championships, including Ladies Football and Camogie, and coverage of regional championships in Kerry, Donegal and Galway. Monday sports programme Spórt an Luain with Dara Ó Cinnéide remains on air for analysis of all weekend sports stories until the end of the championship.

Beidh clúdach cuimsitheach ar chláracha spóirt na seirbhíse ar na craobhacha sinsir agus mionúr sa pheil agus san iománaíocht, peil na mban agus camógaíocht san áireamh, agus clúdach ar chraobhacha peile na Gaillimhe, Dhún na nGall agus Chiarraí. Beidh anailís agus díospóireacht ar scéalta spóirt an deireadh seachtaine le cloisteáil ar Spórt an Luain le Dara Ó Cinnéide go deireadh na craoibhe.

Rónán Beo@3 and Cormac ag a Cúig

PPI Irish-language programme of the Year 2012 Rónán Beo@3 returns to the air. The light entertainment programme includes a mix of music, chat and interviews, and Rónán Mac Aodha Bhuí’s unique style of presenting is a key element in the show’s success. Cormac ag a Cúig current affairs magazine, winner of Radio Programme of the Year at the Oireachtas Media Awards 2013, will return with debate, discussion and analysis of the day’s main stories every weekday evening.

Beidh tús á chur le sceideal an fhómhair ar RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta ar 9 Meán Fómhair. Fillfidh cuid de phríomhchláracha na seirbhíse, ina measc Rónán Beo @3 agus Cormac ag a Cúig, agus beidh cláracha nua sa sceideal freisin, ina measc sraith nua le ceoltóirí óga ó gach cearn den tír.

RTÉ Pulse

This autumn sees the introduction of several high profile shows to the already impressive RTÉ Pulse roster. We welcome the addition of international superstars Steve Aoki with Aokis House, Afrojack with Jacked Radio and Global with the legendary Carl Cox.

Pulse also bolsters its reputation for collaborating with the best in local talent with the introduction of Cutters Choice which is produced and presented by the highly respected Choice Cuts.This coupled with our already stacked station roster which includes Hed Kandi, Ministry of Sound, Roger Sanchez, Mo K, Tom Lowe, Spectrum DnB, Dave Treacy and Christian Homan see’s RTÉ Pulse continue to turn up the heat for this Autumns schedule

RTÉ 2xm

RTÉ 2XM continues to be a vital training ground for new on-air talent, and a vital first break for upcoming bands and musicians by presenting an opportunity for those in media training to gain invaluable on-air experience.

This season, 2XM will once again broadcast live from the Hard Working Class Heroes festival as well as featuring a daily line up that includes Dan Hegarty, Author John Connolly, Jacqui Carroll, John Kelly and syndicated programs from The British Council, Passport Express from LA and live music from around the world via the EBU.

RTÉjr / TRTÉ Radio

RTÉ provides two digital radio blocks for children aged 11 and under. The first, RTÉjr Radio is a unique radio service designed specifically for children aged under 7, their families and guardians.The second, TRTÉ Radio is a two-hour block available, after RTÉjr, from 1900-2100. Its target audience is youngsters aged 7-11.

Through its programming and content, RTÉjr/TRTÉ Radio seeks to explore and reflect the world in which youngsters in Ireland are growing up, giving Irish children a safe place to engage with and a place in which to develop a wide range of skills, knowledge and understanding of this world.

This autumn on RTEjr Radio and TRTE Radio, younger listeners and their families can expect a mix of music, talk and educational programming. There’s original programming every day, special themed music programmes, and lots of storytelling. The schedule is structured to reflect the lives of young children across the day and the weekend.

Brand new to RTEjr Radio this Autumn:

Scout of the Yard
A brand new ten part drama for children from 4 – 7 years that delivers stories about Irish farming traditions through a young border collie who fancies himself as a creature detective. Produced by All Points West Media Productions with the support of the BAI.

Music Map 
Music Map is a fun and energetic radio series introducing 4 – 7 year olds to music from all over the world. Presenter/Producer: Erin Barnett and Kate Olohan.

Musical Chairs – Showtime 
Louise Foxe takes a look at Musicals from Mary Poppins to The Lion King, in a fun and engaging way. Musical Chairs ( Goes Around the World) 
Renowned broadcaster and globe-trotter Gerry Godley takes us on a musical adventure around the world. We’ll travel to Africa and Asia, and we’ll also hear some strange-sounding musical instruments and children’s choirs singing rhyming games! We’ll also hear how some musicians make music on everyday things, such as wooden logs!

The Colour Chart 
Painting the airwaves with Colour- presented by 10 year old Matthew Burke, every colour in the rainbow will feature in this journey through colour.

Let’s Investigate
Let’s Investigate is an entertaining and interactive science series for children. Each episode will channel children’s natural curiosity for Science, and nurture responsible patterns of behaviour towards the environment. Let’s Investigate will draw from strands of the Primary School Curriculum’s Social, Environmental and Scientific (SESE) section and will explore them using the curriculum’s scientific method. Presenter/Researcher : Louise Denvir Producer : Martina Mc Glynn Supported by the BAI Sound and Vision Fund

Brand new to TRTE Radio this Autumn:

A Little History of Ireland 
From the Stone Age to Norman Ireland – A Little History of Ireland is a series of radio plays based on Irish history, culture and folklore for children, with character roles performed by children. Producers : James Keating & Rhona Tarrant Supported by the BAI Sound and Vision Fund

Into Space
Space is something that fascinates children and adults alike. This series will introduce Children to the sheer wonder our planet, our solar system, our galaxy and our universe! Presented and Produced by Carl Mullan

RTÉ Radio 1 Extra

This autumn RTÉ Radio 1 Extra continues offering a schedule of the best quality programming from both international radio stations and RTÉ Radio 1. It’s a chance to catch up with the latest episodes of Arena, The History Show and Bowman Sunday, along with international content like Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, This American Life and Fresh Air Weekend.

Radio 1 Extra also carries brand new programming such as Food for Though, a series supported by the BAI, and Language Bites along with classic archive material and exclusive sports coverage throughout the year.

RTÉ Gold

RTÉ Gold continues to fully serve the music fan that loves music and grew up buying and discovering music and for listeners who’s taste varies across multiple genres. RTÉ Gold is a digital channel offering a musical oasis. This autumn RTÉ Gold will continue its tradition of bank holiday specials for example the full Beatles back catalogue, Hendrix specials and the Top 50 Irish albums of all time.


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