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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 Tuesday 3 March 2015


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    Larry the Leprechaun down-under

    We are of course following Ireland's progress at the Cricket World Cup in Australia & this morning we are playing South Africa in Canberra, with an update we have none other than Larry the Leprechaun, aka Adrian Raftery.

    Book - Becoming Your Real Self

    Clinical psychologist Dr. Eddie Murphy is well known to our listeners as the resident expert on Operation Transformation, in assoc with Safefood. He has years of experience has a therapist for the HSE & he has written a practical guide to mental health & Dr. Eddie Murphy joins John in studio this morning.

    Oscars - Cartoon Saloon

    Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon were shortlisted in this years Oscars, with their animated film 'Song of the Sea'. In studio with John this morning is one of the founders of the company, Nora Twomey.

    Comedy Club as Gaelige

    The country's only Irish language stand-up comedy club will visit Galway this weekend. There is also a Radio Na Life documentary GaelGAIRI, Andy O'Faolain is one of the founders & he joins John in studio along with Michael Mee.

    Southern Tenant Folk Union

    John is joined by a highly acclaimed folk/bluegrass band from Scotland. Southern Tenant Folk Union are on tour of Ireland thoughout the week & they perform for us in studio this morning.

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