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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 Thursday 23 October 2014


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    Michael Murphy former RTE Newsreader

    Michael Murphy switched off his studio microphone & hung up his newsreaders headphones last June after four decades in RTE. His latest endeavour is a show called "Stories, Poetry and Dreams" based on readings from his three books, Michael joins John in studio this morning.

    Animal Stars - Kilruddery

    You may recall Flipper the Dolphin, Roy Roger's Horse Trigger, Babe the pig & Lassie the sheepdog. You might be surprised to hear that we have our very own animal stars here in Ireland. John went to Kilruddery to meet trainer Mary Owens with some of her star canines.

    Forensics: anatomy of crime - Val McDermid

    Bestselling crime writer Val McDermid has published 28 crime novels which have been translated into 16 languages, selling millions of copies worldwide. In her new book she picks up the scalpel to uncover the secrets of forensic medicine & Val joins John this morning to talk about her new book 'Forensics: the anatomy of Crime'.

    Competition - Lord of the Dance Tickets

    Michael Flatley announced an extra date in Dublin for Lord of the Dance on 28th March 2015 & this morning we ask our listeners to give us a good impression of irish dancing over the telephone. On the line to John is Kathleen Greaney & Kath O'Kane.

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