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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 20 February 2013

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    Walk in Glenfarne

    Click on our photo to take a look at more photos from our recent walk in Glenfarne. Photos were taken by Liam Malaniff.

    We spoke with Clare photographer David Olsthroorn who was shooting seascapes at the Cliffs of Moher, when he came upon a view he wasn’t expecting.

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    Graffiti artists at the Cliffs of Moher

    Clare photographer, David Olsthroorn was shooting a seascape at the Cliffs of Moher, when he came upon a view he wasn't expecting & he joins John on the line from Clare this morning.

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    The John Murray Show Walking Club in Glenfarne Co Leitrim

    Once again, walkers joined us in a beautiful part of Ireland, Glenfarne Co. Leitrim, just south of the border. Among our walkers chef Neven Maguire, Charlie McGettigan, Eleanor Shanley, & liver transplant recipient, Maeve McGivern, plus a very important person, 91 yr old Josie Clancy.

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    What's your problem? Conundrum No 4

    In the last few of weeks we've played you a piece of tape featuring people we met on the street with conundrums. We have had the cat dilemma, a woman had trust issues with a friend's husband & an atheist couldn't decide whether to go ahead with a daughter's communion. John Bela Reilly went out to the streets to find another conundrum for you.

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    The Irish Sports Spectator - Thomas D'Arcy

    Well if there's one thing we ARE good at in Ireland, it's running around the country going to football matches, rugby matches & athletics, bringing the family here there & everywhere! Joining John in studio this morning is Thomas D'Arcy who has just published his PhD thesis on this very phenomenon - the Irish sports spectator!

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