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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.


    The John Murray Show Monday 2 March 2015


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    Post Office in Antarctica

    A job was advertised recently for a post master or post mistress but not in rural Ireland, the job is in the Antarctic in a place called Port Lockroy, a position that starts in November & carries through the Antarctic summer until next March. On the line to John is an Irishman who wants the job, Anthony Galvin.


    Susan Morgan in Co Clare

    A rural school in Labasheeda, Co. Clare was in risk of loosing one of it's two teachers until Susan Morgan's twins enrolled. Susan & her family moved to the countryside as part of the rural resettlement programme & she joins John on the line to talk about her new home!


    David Varley - rugby & music

    Damien Varley had to cut short his career in rugby as the 31-year-old picked up the injury to his left foot during a training session in July 2013. Damien was a Munster hooker & has 3 caps for Ireland % made 121 appearances for the province, scoring 12 tries. Damien is also a keen musician he was known for his musical talents while singing on many a rugby tour. Damien joins John in studio for a chat & performance.


    The Pink Snack

    What colour do you have with your cup of tea at elevens's, Blue snack, Pink snack or Purple? You'll have heard the news yesterday that Cadbury's are cutting back their workforce in Dublin & Kerry which, of course is terrible news for those affected. But what now for those people who love a Pink Snack with their cuppa, as it is being decommissioned! Shopowner Gerard Maguire has started a campaign to save it & he joins John on the line this morning.

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