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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 24 April 2013

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    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with Neil Delamere.

    Shane Ross, Finian McGrath's 3-event Betting Accumulator (from Monday's programme)  THE 3 EVENTS ARE....

    1) Sunday 5th May 2013 - Kilkenny v Tipperary, hurling league final: Shane is backing Killkenny @ 8/11 Finian is backing Tipperary @ 5/4

    2) 2000 Guineas Finian is backing Dawn Approach @ 11/8 Shane is backing Cristoforo Colombo @ 10/1

    3) British and Irish Lions Tour to be named captain Finian is backing Brian O’Driscoll @ 7/2 Shane is backing Paul O’Connell @ 5/1

    If all three of Finian’s come in, you’ll get €120 back on a fiver bet. If you put €5 on Shane’s three, and they come in, you’ll win approximately €570

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    Scrubs Tweeter

    Zach Braff, who plays JD in Scrubs, the US TV comedy set in the fictional 'Sacred Heart Hospital'. Following an announcement Zach made on twitter, little did he realise that he was opening himself up to a whole new world of Irish Slang! Joining Neil on the line to tell us more is Ciara Featherston.

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    Singing with the three Sopranos

    As the John Murray Show has joined forces with the RTE Symphony Orchestra & the three wonderful sopranos, Celine Byrne, Cara O'Sullivan & Regina Nathan, we offered four lucky listeners a chance to sing on stage with the sopranos. Joining Neil are Lori Melia, Sean O'Mara, Padraig Connaughton & Wendy Thibault.

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    Dublin's Spire

    It is over 10 years since Dublin's landscape was changed forever & given a brand new, very shiny & very, very tall Spire! John Murray recently went to the Spire & met with engineer Michael O'Neill along with playwright & director Peter Sheridan.

    Peter Sheridan’s show, Break a Leg, can be seen at Dun Laoghaire’s Pavilion Theatre on Thursday 25th April at 8pm. Tickets from 01 231 2929 or www.paviliontheatre.ie. It then tours to the following venues…

    Saturday 27th April Draíocht, Blanchardstown

    Monday 29th April Bewleys Café Theatre – lunchtime until Friday 24th May

    Saturday 4th May Droichead Arts Centre as part of the Drogheda Arts Festival

    Saturday 11th May Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford

    Friday 24th May Tipperary Excel arts centre

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    What's Your Problem - Conundrum follow up - Gentle Parenting

    We received a big reaction to our mother's dilemma played on yeterdays programme, with John Bela Reilly's latest conundrum. Neil reads a few examples of the responses we received from our listeners.

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