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    The John Murray Show Wednesday 23 January 2013


    The John Murray Show, Wednesday, 23rd Jan

    On today's show we have a naked walker..... we've an Oscar nominee, Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly from Cromane in Co. Kerry and her very proud Dad, Patrick; and we talk to people who choose not to have children... And Damian Lawlor will be in to talk sport....

    Our next walk - for more info click here

    Our next walk will take place on Sunday, 17th February 2013.

    We will gather for the walk in Glenfarne, Co. Leitrim outside the Ballroom of Romance at 12 noon.

    The walk will take about 90 minutes – and there will also be a break for entertainment and music.

    The walk will go through a forest, so sturdy walking shoes are advised. Raingear and warm clothes are also recommended.

    We will return to the Ballroom of Romance afterwards for refreshments and some craic!

    Please take a look at the map below.

    Suggested Route to Glenfarne from Dublin:

    - exit M50 at junction 6;
    - M3 to Virginia;
    - N3 to Cavan, Belturbet, Derrylin - in Northern Ireland (now MPH);
    - A509 towards Enniskillen, Left at T junction onto A4 Sligo Rd;
    - enter Southern Ireland onto N16 at Blacklion;
    - N16 for 7 kilometers to Glenfarne.
    - approx 2 hours 20 mins journey time from M50.

    Alternate Route from South County Dublin:

    - exit M50 at junction 7;
    - M4 to Mullingar;
    - N4 to Carrick on Shannon;
    - R280/R207 to Drumshanbo, Dowra towards N16;
    - left at N16;
    - N16 for4 kilometers to Glenfarne.
    - approx 2 hours 40 mins from M50.


    Naked Walker

    Jason O'Sullivan stripped off in sub-zero temperatures on the Kerry mountains to promote the local Glenbeigh Hillwalking Club which he founded.


    Women/Couples Who Choose Not to Have Children

    Vivienne and Derek Murphy, and author Sheila O'Flanagan, discuss their decision not to have children. Karen from Co Clare also contributes to the discussion.


    Damien Lawlor on Sport

    Sunday Independent journalist Damian Lawlor joins John in studio with the latest Sports Stories

    “John Murray Show / Saturday Night Show Emerging Music Competition"


    1. Talent must be emerging rather than established. Open to those who have not received considerable air-play and/or exposure. Entrants must also normally be resident in the 32 counties.

    2. It is open to all musical genres like punk, pop, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, country, electronic, compositional etc.

    3. A backline and sound engineer will be provided by the Saturday Night Show on the night of the winning performance, May 30, but the winning act will provide their own instruments and drum kit. The winning act will look after their own expenses on the night of the Saturday Night Show performance.

    4. The act must be available to perform on the John Murray Show on Friday, May 29th and on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 30th. 


    5. How do I enter? 
    All entries are by email only and should be sent to  

    6. What should my entry include?
    Your email should include a short description (maximum 100 words) of the musician or band, a contact mobile phone number and ONE audio file attachment. The audio filename should contain the band/musician name and composition title. The entry should also include a photo of act of approximately 1Mb. 

    Only original work will be considered – no covers or samples. Due to a high volume of entries we cannot give individual feedback on music received.

    7. Which type audio files should I send? 
    Audio files must be sent in high-quality audio, preferably stereo and of as high a production standard as possible as this track is what will be played on the John Murray Show on RTE Radio One. MP3 (192kbps or higher) files only will be accepted. No other file types should be entered as they will not be accepted. Tracks should be no longer than 3’30” in duration.

    8. Can I enter more than once? 
    No. One entry is sufficient.

    9. Deadline for submission? 
    Get your music in ASAP.  Deadline for submissions is 12 noon, Friday, May 8th.

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