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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 Tuesday 26 March 2013

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

     

    NB - Dodder Day is rescheduled to Saturday April 6th - For details go to Programme Archive to the right of this homepage & click on 12th March 2013.

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    Inisfree & Barry Edgar Pilcher

    In January we spoke to Barry Edgar Pilcher, the sole occupant of the island of Inisfree, off Donegal, when he revealed he was finally leaving the island after 20 years. Barry returned to the UK, here he joins John on the line with an update how he is getting on. Barry's wife Eve also joins John on the line.

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    Music & chat with Lumiere in studio

    Listeners to our Christmas CD will be acquainted with the following duo, all the way from West Kerry are Lumiere, also known as Pauline Scanlon & Ellis Kennedy, accompanied in studio by Donogh Hennessy on guitar.

    *****Luminere are playing in Celtic Note today at lunchtime & in Bewleys tonight at 8pm, before travelling on to Newbridge, Galway & Belfast. Their album My Dearest Dear is on sale now - for further details go to www.lumieremusic.net

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    Carmen Cullen (niece of singer Delia Murphy)

    On the programme last week we heard from Jacqueline Nolan who found out three years ago, that her mother had had a son before she was married. Jacqueline was eventually reunited with her half-brother & following this interview there was a great response from our listeners, including John's next guest in studio, Carmen Cullen.

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