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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 16 November 2012

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    Today's programme comes live from Eason's on O'Connell Street, Dublin, to launch the John Murray show Christmas charity CD, A Murray Christmas.

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    Launch of A Murray Christmas CD

    We are here in Easons in Dundrum with our guest panel, Anne Doyle, Dr. Claire Hayes, Clinical Director of Aware, David Carton, Chairman of Aware & Rev Maria Jannson, COI Dean of Waterford with music from two musicians featured on our CD, John Spillane with 'A Christmas Childhood' & Luan Parle with 'The Little Match Girl'.

     

    After months of work & huge generosity of time & talent on the part of the artists themselves, the release of A Murray Christmas an album of 16 songs & inspirational readings featuring Sinead O'Connor, The Coronas, Sharon Shannon, Micheal O'Muircheartaigh, Jack L, Little Green Cars & many more.

     

    A proportion of the proceeds from the CD will be donated to the charity Aware www.aware.ie with support groups nationwide email wecanhelp@aware.ie and a LoCall Helpline 1890.303.302

     

     

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