The John Murray Show

    Monday - Friday, 9 - 10am

    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years

    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 1 February 2013


    The John Murray Show

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


    Operation Transformation in assoc with Safefood - Dr Eva Orsmonde expert panel

    Joining John on the line this morning is Dr Eva Orsmond who responds to the criticism she has received regarding her tone when talking to Charlotte O'Connell, on Operation Transformation on RTE One tv.

    Operation Transformation website


    Nathan Carter in studio with John for chat & performance

    We are delighted to be joined by a young man, described as the 'hottest property' on the Irish county music scene! Nathan Carter!


    Paul Broughan, Head of Weirs Watch Dept

    Paul joins John in studio this morning, as new research show 86% of Irish people own a watch, but the humble timepiece is under fire from the multi-functioning smart phones.


    Operation Transformation in assoc with Safefood - Hero Teacher

    Kathryn Thomas is in Cork to surprise a very special lady with our Hero Teacher Award, Margaret Jones receives the award as she has gone above & beyond the call of duty in keeping the nation's children fit & active.

    Kathryn Thomas with Margaret Jones Operation Transformation in association with Safefood.


    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    The John Murray Show

    Latest Show

    Walking Club News

    The John Murray Show on Twitter

    Presenter: John Murray

    Schedule Open Schedule