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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 26 January 2015


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    Shebeen for Hire

    John Walsh's  "Shebeen" is for hire.

    Inside it is very similar to the original Shebeen with a cooler and taps for two draft beers and a realistic electric stove. It is furnished in Irish oak and the windows fold down and act as a serving hatch.

    For further information see or telephone 087 419 6564


    Santa's Letter

    Two families have been very upset to have their letter to Santa returned to their home and the children have wondered how Santa's address is not known to the postman.

    Alan Campbell and William O'Callaghan tell us what happened.


    Expensive Switzerland

    The Swiss National Bank caught everyone by surprise by scrapping the euro cap on the franc on January 15th. The Franc is now worth €0.98 to €1.00 whereas prior to January 15th it was worth €1.20.

    The meal that cost the visitor €100 two weeks ago will now cost around €125. That means cutting back on spending and maybe even considering another alpine destination instead. Swiss hoteliers aren’t happy.

    John Galligan from John Galligan Travel says it will devastate the market for Swiss tourism and Clare O'Dea is an Irish journalist living and Switzerland. They talk to John about the implications in Switzerland and the effect on the Swiss economy.


    A Day on the DART

    John Murray took a trip on the DART from Greystones to Howth with Dave O'Hora, whose book Dublin Off the DART is the latest publication in the Best of Ireland series


    Lisa Lambe

    Lisa  Lambe is a singer and a stage actress, and has been playing Sorcha in the stage production of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly’s “Breaking Dad,” which is set to return to the Gaiety Theatre in February.

    Her debut album ‘Hiding Away’ is released 6th February and available from HMV, and you can pre-order your copy at The album launch is in Dublin’s Sugarclub on Thursday, Feb 5th and Lisa also plays Whelan’s on Wednesday 4th March. Lisa plays a song from the album  called “All we are”…

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: All We Are
      Composer: Nathanson / Altman
      Performer(s): Lisa Lambe
      Performer(s): Lisa Lambe
      Album: Lisa Lambe
      Duration: 4:08

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