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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 Thursday 31 January 2013

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    Luka Bloom & Gitti Maas

    John is joined in studio by Luka along with his friend Gitti Maas, who inspired the song Luka will sing called 'You Survive'. Gitti courageously talks about her feelings of hopelessness, isolation & her attempts of suicide with John this morning.

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    Silence Album

    Not long ago we spoke to Tony Bates about mindfulness & his quest to live his life more mindfully this year, sitting in silence for 30 minutes each morning. We have comae across a CD that may be able to help him, t is a disc containing nothing but silence. On the line from Sussex, is Canon Andrew Mayes who is behind the silent album.

    For further information on CD go to the church's website

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    Grief - Jane Clare & Raymond from Sligo

    Yesterday morning Valerie Bresnihan was on the programme talking about grief & how we in Ireland need some kind of public conversation about it. Joining John on the line is the wife of the late Anthony Clare, Jane & a listener Raymond from Sligo.

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