the story of The Wild Rover, the legacy of Patrick Kavanagh


RTÉ 1, 12h

When Galway band The Saw Doctors released their debut album, If This Is Rock And Roll, I Want My Old Job Back, it was going to change their lives forever. 30 years later, Ann Marie Kelly revisits the album with its creators and producer Mike Scott.

The breakdown

2FM, 6 p.m.

Parts 1 and 2 of a series spanning 30 years of electronic dance music in Ireland, where producers reveal the stories of their greatest pieces. Continue tomorrow at 6 p.m. with the last two games.

Blas: Domhnach na Fola

RnaG, 6.30 p.m.

On November 21, 1920, 14 people were shot dead in Croke Park. Conall Ó Máirtín visits Croke Park to assess the legacy and influence of that day on GAA, and visits Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin.


Sport an Lae

RnaG, 2 p.m.

A look at Cork’s glorious GAA year 1990, and an interview with Kerry GAA legend Mickey Ned O’Sullivan.

The lyrical function

LyricFM, 6 p.m.

Take off: a series of radio essays by four different artists, taking the work of Patrick Kavanagh as a starting point for their own artistic quest.



RnaG, 11 a.m.

The life and sporting legacy of young Monaghan footballer Ógie Ó Dufaigh, who tragically died in a car accident in July.

The RTÉ Concert Orchestra presents

RTÉ 1, 2 p.m.

Looking back on a busy year for one of the broadcaster’s in-house orchestras, including Niamh Regan, David Kitt, Mick Flannery and Susan O’Neill, and the music of Aretha Franklin and Emily Dickinson.

Fire Draw Near: The Wild Rover

RTÉ 1, 4 p.m.

Lankum man Ian Lynch guides listeners through the story of ‘The Wild Rover’ – which spans 300 years and traces its rise to Ireland’s most famous folk song.


Writer and poet Victoria Kennefick: shortlisted for the 2021 Costa Book Awards; Tuesday, 7 p.m .; RTÉ 1

Seal sna Cruacha

RnaG, 11 a.m.

A look at life in the Gaeltacht area of ​​Na Cruacha, the Bluestack Mountains in Donegal, in the past.

Ag Saothrú na Feamainne

RnaG, 2 p.m.

Treasa Bhreathnach examines the seaweed harvesting industry in Ireland.


RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

Costa Book Award winners to be announced – will Shanagarry’s Victoria Kennefick take home the honors for poetry? Additionally, Daedalus Press editor-in-chief Pat Boran discusses the publisher’s new poetry anthology Local Wonders: Poems of Our Immediate Surrounds.


Ceol Binn ó na Beanna

RnaG, 7 p.m.

A concert in 2016 at Cecil Sharpe’s home in Camden Town, London, to mark the 30th anniversary of the death of boxing player Le Chéile Raymond Roland.


RTÉ 1, 7 p.m.

Novelist Jan Carson joins Arts Magazine of the Week to discuss her new work, The Raptures, now available on Penguin Books.


The alternative

2FM, 10 p.m.

Glen of the Downs post-rockers God Is An Astronaut dive the depths of their 10-album discography (and it’s not over) for a live set, recorded at Dublin’s Opium Hall in mid-2021 .


The lyrical concert

LyricFM, 7 p.m.

Jaime Martin conducts the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra for a concert featuring acclaimed pianist Kirill Gerstein in Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 – broadcast live from the National Concert Hall in Dublin.