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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 Friday 9 November 2012

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    All Ireland Iron Man Competition

    This morning it is the first ever staging of the All-Ireland Iron Man Contest on the John Murray Show! Our contestants are Paul Dalton from Galway, Tony Dunne from Dublin, Rory O'Brien from Sligo, Ciaran O'Reilly from Dublin, Martin Dunne from Cork, Nick Noakes from Dublin, Colm O'Sullivan from Cavan & Cormac Becton from Dublin.

     

    Our judges are Brendan Courtney of Off the Rails, Steven Clare of Grange Cleaners & former rugby player Brent Pope & a special word of thanks for our wonderful prizes to the House of Fraser in Dundrum. http://www.dundrum.ie/stores/house-of-fraser/

    Instrumental

    In studio also are John's fellow musical impresarios for a run down on how 'Instrumental' went last night, Manuela Spinelli, John's fellow piano partner Kathleen, composer Greg Clifford, cello tutor Uwe & clarinet tutor Michael Seavers with conductor David Brophy.

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