The John Murray Show

    Monday - Friday, 9 - 10am

    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 Tuesday 6 November 2012

    Listen

    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with John Murray

    Listen

    Said Obama, Barack's Uncle

    Joining John on the line this morning no doubt getting nervous ahead of todays voting in the American elections, is Barack's Uncle Said in Kenya.

    Listen

    Pauline McLynn

    Pauline joins John in studio for a chat about the American elections, her work, life, acting roles & of course tea cosies! Pauline will be narrating 'Rain Falling Up' this Saturday at noon & at 5pm in the National Convention Centre in Dublin.

    Listen

    National Archives WW1 soldiers letters

    The final wishes of 9,000 soldiers who fought in WW1 were taken as they left for the front & are now to be published online by the National Archives of Ireland www.nationalarchives.ie . In studio with John is Hazel Mentron, an archivist who has worked on the project for three years.

    Listen

    The John Murray Show Walk Club - Oldcastle

    The John Murray Show Walking Club is in Oldcastle, Co. Meath & it will be on Sunday week, November 18th, gathering in the town at 12.30. To tell us a little bit more of what to expect, Gary O'Neill, local publican & President of Chamber of Commerce joins John on the line

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    The John Murray Show

    Latest Show

    Walking Club News

    The John Murray Show on Twitter

    Presenter: John Murray

    Schedule Open Schedule