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    RTÉ A POEM FOR IRELAND
    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years
    www.rte.ie/apoemforireland

    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 25 October 2012

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    The Annual Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards 2012

    The Annual Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards is approaching & in studio with John are Lousia Cameron, Raven Books, Blackrock & John McEvoy, The Crannóg Bookshop, Cavan to review the following books nominated in the JMS Listeners' Choice Category, ' Broken Harbor', Tana French -' All in My Head', Lar Corbett - ' Run Fat Bitch Run', Ruth Field & 'Bring Up the Bodies', Hilary Mantel - 'The Paris Wife', Paula McLain.

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    Music & chat with The Lost Brothers

    John's next guests are The Lost Brothers, (Oisin Leech & Mark McCausland) who have had a busy year as they have been in Nashville's 1979 Studios where they recorded their third album 'The Passing of the Night' with Brendan Benson of the Raconteurs & have just finished a six-week tour of the US where they supported Glen Hansard.

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    A memoir - Mary O'Rourke

    Mary O'Rourke joins John in studio, just one week into her book tour 'Just Mary - a memoir' in which Mary writes about growing up, family life, work & winding down and whether she would have liked to have been Taoiseach?

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