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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 Friday 12 April 2013

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    John Hinde Postcard

    Paddy Lydon has died aged 65. He was photographed collecting turf with his younger sister and a donkey in this iconic John Hinde photograph taken half a century ago.

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    The John Murray Show Three Sopranos Summer Tour

    This morning we bring news of a first ever tour as the show joins forces with the RTE Symphony Orchestra & our three wonderful sopranos, Celine Byrne, Cara O'Sullivan & Regina Nathan will be taking to the road & they join John in studio this morning.

    This summer from Wednesday June 5th to Saturday June 8th, The John Murray Show will be travelling to four venues, Galway, Limerick, Cork & Waterford for an evening of orchestral & operatic favourites.  We want to offer four lucky listeners a chance to join us on stage to sing with the sopranos, one singer with each venue. Email john@rte.ie  for further information. The Closing Date is Monday 15th @ 5.pm.

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    Cullahill Walk this Sunday April 14th

    It is just two days until our big outing to Cullahill, Co. Laois & a few of you were asking what to wear, so who better to give us a special forecast is Laois's most famous daughter, Evelyn Cusack from Met Eireann. Also on the line is one of the two local farmers, Michael Phelan & Vincent O'Sullivan, who have been getting the place ready & it is Michael who joins us now.

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