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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 Monday 26 November 2012

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

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    The Popemobile & the Wax Museum

    Pope John Paul II was the first Pope ever to have set foot in Ireland, September 1979 & a specially designed vehicle was made to transport him, which was christened the 'Popemobile'. It subsequently was offered to the National Wax Museum & Paddy Dunning is on the line to John to tell us what became of it!

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    Other Voices, St James Church, Dingle

    One of the musical highlights of the year is undoubtedly the recording of 'Other Voices', a unique musical event which takes place in St. James Church, Dingle, Co Kerry, December 1st, 2nd & 3rd & Philip King is on the line to John to tell us more about.

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    Making a Simple Change, Learning a New Skill

    In studio with John are three listeners who got in touch with the programme saying to want to learn how to swim. The three ladies Mary Mooney from Rush, Maeve Foley & her friend Bernie Caulfield from Celbridge, Co. Kildare are also joined by their swimming teacher, Evelyn McFadden.

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    PurDry Product

    A tumble dryer, cheap to run, folds away easily, can be controlled by smaprt phone & will iron your clothes, a product that sounds too good to be true! In studio with John are Finbarr Maguire & David Ronan, of PurOrigin, who scooped the prestigious Nova UCD 2012 Start-Up Award.

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