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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 Wednesday 30 January 2013

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    Grief - Valerie Bresnihan

    In studio with John this morning is Valerie Bresnihan who speaks about the death of her husband Barry. They were married for 42 years & Barry was a consultant rheumatogoist, who died from brain cancer when he was 66 years of age. Valerie talks about their life together & what it is like dealing with her grief.

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    Martha Wainwright

    John speaks to the daughter of revered folk singer Kate McGarrigle & another folk legend Loudon Wainwright III. Martha will be performing live in the Opera House in Cork this Friday, Róisín Dubh in Galway on Saturday & Pepper Canister Chruch in Dublin 3rd & 4th February.

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    Regular Sports Stories updates

    John is again joined in studio with Sunday Independent journalist, Damian Lawlor with the latest sports stories & also on the line is rugby writer, Ned Van Esbeck.

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