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    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years

    What is your most-loved Irish poem of the last century? RTÉ A Poem for Ireland is a major new RTÉ campaign which aims to get the public talking about the poems they feel are the most-loved Irish poems of the past 100 years.

    In this era of centenaries, RTÉ looks back at the Irish poems and poets of the past 100 years and asks the public to help us identify the Irish poems of the past century that we love the most. Whether it’s a poem you studied at school and loved; one that stood out for you at a wedding or funeral, a poem you came across at an important moment in your life, or one your father or mother used to recite; whether it’s a love poem, a political poem, a poem about nature, life, loss, emigration, and whether it’s in Irish or in English, it doesn’t matter. As long as it’s an Irish poem, published in the last century, and you love it, then tell us, and tell us why you love it.

    The campaign will be spearheaded by The Works, RTÉ One’s flagship arts show, and RTÉ Radio 1’s The John Murray Show in partnership with Poetry Ireland and An Post.


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    Paul Hollywood - Get Your Bake On!

    Paul Hollywood is an English baker & celebrity chef, best known for being a judge on the BBC One's The Great British Bake Off since 2010 & a guest speaker at several food festivals. Paul joins John this morning to talk about appearing in the Olympia Theatre for two nights in November 'Paul Hollywood - Get Your Bake On!

    Get You Bake On is in Dublin's Olympia Theatre November 17th & 18th & in the Waterfront Hall, Belfast 19th November.


    Its All in the Head - Majella O'Donnell

    John's next guest has spoken publicly in the past about depression & more recently, she made headlines when she got her head shaved on the Late Late Show in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.

    Majella O'Donnell has put it all in a book called 'Its All in the Head', & Majella joins John in studio this morning.

    It’s All in the Head is published by Simon and Schuster.


    Mixed Martial Arts - Cathal Prendred

    It's a sport that is fairly new on the scene but thanks to the likes of the notorious Conor McGregor & John's next guest, Cathal Pendred, the popularity of MMA in Ireland is going from strength to strength.

    MMA is a full contact combat sport that mixes all sorts of martial art discipline, kickboxing, karate & jujitsu.

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