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RTÉ Announce Summer Schedule

RTÉ have announce their summer schedule. The usual mix of summer replacement chat with Saturday Night with Miriam and the epic nights of The Rose of Tralee. A new entertainment show with Adian Power will replace the now axed The Big Money Game. Impersonator Oliver Callahan brings his Radio 1 show Callan's Kicks to the TV for the summer. RTÉ Two will announce their World Cup team on Thursday.


As August approaches expect to see repeats of Reeling In The Years and Gaybo Laugh's Back on RTÉ ONE, with repeats of old reality BBC programming on RTÉ Two. The dropping of news programmes because nothing all that important happens in August, and sure you should be outside in the sun.


RTÉ's factual department will air a number of documentaries and factual programming over the summer months.

Recorded over 4 months The Shelbourne takes a behind the scenes look at one of Dublin's most iconic hotels. Donal Skehan is the Kitchen Hero for food without all the trouble.

RTÉ will air a major four-part wildlife series on Ireland's Oceans. Pet Island explores some of Ireland's most pampered pets. Building Ireland will explore the building and engineering heritage of Ireland. John Creedon is on a journey to find out everything he can about the Irish weather in a new three- part series. Four Seasons in One Day will find John investigating stories from history, science, folklore, archaeology and modern life on how the weather has shaped our landscape and our nation.

Psychologist Dr. Maureen Gaffney will show audiences How to Be Happy, she'll give tips on how to have a better and more positive outlook on life. Way To Go? Death and the Irish will examine Irish people's relationship with death. Maybe their being Ironic!

Crime documentary Michaela will examine Michaella McCollum's drug run from Ibiza to Peru and the ensuing media frenzy.

Irish women in science will be celebrated in Deirfiúracha na hEolaíachta. Four Irish women who made an impact on science are discussed. No Limbs No Limits tells the inspiring story of another extraordinary woman, Joanne O’ Riordan.


Callah Kicks was missing before the Local and European Elections, prime for some good satire but the six-part sketch show will chart the events of the moments while the Dáil is on holidays and well when we’ve given up caring.

Tommy Tiernan returns to TV with a one hour comedy documentary called Room to Improv.

Shakedown the Town is a brand new treasure hunt show and original format devised by Adare Productions. While Prime Time goes to one night a week Miriam O’Callaghan puts on her light entertainment chat show host cap in Saturday Night With Miriam.

Dáithí Ó Sé has been off for the past 4 months from the Today show but he is back to present The Rose of Tralee.

Children’s TV

The Minister has yet to make a decision on if RTÉ can move RTÉjr from RTÉ TWO, he probably won’t either. In any case we get to see RTÉjr across two channels, online and radio!

Irish animation Boj & Buddies is about an Australian Bilby who has up rooted to the big city. We assume it’s a government initiative to tell Irish kids what not to do when they head over to Australia.

The Beo Show Virtuoso is joined by the DG’s wife, wow doesn’t get much better than this!


The Irish in World War 1 will be explored in several documentaries during the summer months. 50,000 Irish men died during one of the worst wars in History.

My Great War is a two part series looking at the descendants of those Irish soldiers who died in WW1. John Bowman and guests discuss Ireland’s role in the First World War and its aftermath.


RTÉ will have full coverage of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014. It will be unlikely that any clashing matches will air on News Channel RTÉ News Now, even though RTÉ News Now has broadcasting live sports in the past.

RTÉ will have 31 games from the GAA Championships with The Sunday Game Live and The Sunday Game highlights show each Sunday night. 20 matches will broadcast in full HD.

RTÉ Racing will air the Irish Derby and the Irish Oaks from the Curragh and 4 days from the Galway Festival. There will be live Greyhound Racing from Tralee as well as the highlight of the year in September the final of the Irish Greyhound Derby from Shelbourne Park.

RTÉ will broadcast the Irish Open Golf from Fota Island in Cork.

Soccer Republic will bring all the news and views from the qualifying campaign as well as goals and highlights from the Airtricity League Premier Division.


Music-wise on RTÉ One, the best of Ireland and Scotland team up with the best of Nashville as The Transatlantic Sessions returns for a sixth series with guests including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Maura O’Connell, Teddy Thompson, Donal Lunny and Andy Irvine.


And for those who prefer drama to sport, RTÉ Two will have brand new series Devious Maids, Reign and Resurrection - in which the lives of the people of Arcadia, Missouri, are forever changed when their deceased loved ones return - as well as new series of CSI and Person of Interest.

Cannot wait!