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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 22 December 2014


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    St. Mary's National School Tallaght

    Just 3 days before Santa arrives to a home near you & great excitement among the children of Ireland as they await his arrival! John paid a visit to St. Mary's National School in Tallaght & spoke to some boys & girls from senior infants to get their take on Christmas & Santa.


    Bereavement at Christmas

    While a lot of us look forward to a Christmas among family & friends, for some who have suffered a bereavement, Christmas may be a difficult time, particularly if it is the first without a loved one.

    Joining John in studio is Dr. Susan Delaney, the Irish Hospice Foundation's Psychologist & Bereavement Manager.


    'Liam Clancy, Mo Chara' - Documentary Tg4

    The legendary Clancy Brothers took Irish Music to the world & brought it back home again. On Christmas Night,'Liam Clancy, Mo Chara', a compelling & heart warming documentary about the 'man behind the cap' will be broadcast on Tg4. Director Tadhg ÓhUallacháin joins John from our Waterford studio.


    Christmas for other Nationalities in Ireland

    Christmas is a special time of for many families especially for those living away from home - the Irish abroad & the new Irish who have made this county their home. In studio with John is Daisy Mauhay,  who is senior Staff Nurse in St. Vincents Hospital & on the line are Harvey Vukovic, from Croatia & from Cameroon Michael Nkeng.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:11
      Title: Jingle Bells Forever
      Performer(s): The Rte Concert Orchestra
      Performer(s): The Rte Concert Orchestra
      Duration: 2:57
    • 09:38
      Title: The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
      Performer(s): Liam Clancy
      Performer(s): Liam Clancy
      Duration: 6:47
    • 09:43
      Title: Winter Song
      Performer(s): Walking On Cars With The Rte Concert Orchestra
      Performer(s): Walking On Cars With The Rte Concert Orchestra
      Duration: 4:39

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