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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 7 February 2013

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    Germans & Ireland

    In studio with John this morning is Jurgen Barkhoff, Professor of German at Trinity College Dublin & Dir of the Trinity Long Room Hub (Arts and Humanities Research Institute). Jurgen came to Ireland in early 1980's & ended up settling in Ireland. First on the line to John we have Rebecca Mattes from Stuttgart, who is spending time in Ireland.

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    Music & chat from Mary & Kathleen Keenan

    Talented traveller sisters Mary & Kathleen Keenan are Clare & they joins us from our Limerick studio for a chat & performance. Mary won her first singing competition aged just 7-years-old. They have since shared the stage with some great acts including The Hothouse Flowers, Finbar Furey & Glen Hansard.

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    Joan O'Mahony on Childlessness Research

    You may remember that some weeks ago we spoke to married couple Vivienne & Derek Murphy, along with author Sheila O'Flanagan, all of whom talked openly about their decisions not to have children. It got a great response from around the country, including my next guest Joan O'Mahony who joins us now from Radio Kerry.

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