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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 2 May 2013

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    The John Murray Show

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

    This week on the John Murray Show - we are celebrating the arrival of Sky Unlimited Broadband to Ireland by giving away bundles of prizes every single day on the show. Sky Broadband offers no download limits so you can upload, download & stream as much as you want & to celebrate its arrival to Ireland Sky have given us some great prizes to give-away on our new competition this week – called 'The Best Guess' Quiz on the John Murray Show.

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    Laughter is the Best Medicine

    This Sunday the Galway Harbour Hotel hosts Ireland's first Laughter Championship, in aid of Jigsaw. The charity event coincides with next month's Well Being in Ireland Conference which also takes place in Galway. Joining Neil on the line is Siobhan Kavanagh, PHd student at NUI Galway's School of Psychology, who is also a member of the Irish Laughter Yoga Association.

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    Whats Your Problem? - Boyfriend Conundrum

    We bring you another Conundrum this week, as our own John Bela Reilly spoke to a father who is wondering how involved he should get in his 14 year old daughter's relationship with a boyfriend. We invite our listeners to offer their advice to the father with this dilemma.

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    Heart Disease

    The Irish Heart Foundation's Happy Heart Appeal takes place during the month of May. Joining Neil in studio is Michael McGinley, who loves golf, never drank or smoked, yet two years ago found himself having to undergo life-saving surgery. Michael, father of golfer Paul McGinley, tells us what happened two years ago, while golfing in Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal.

    Next week there will be volunteers all over the country selling happy heart badges & the money raised goes to support patient services including the National Heart & Stroke Helpline 1890.432.787

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    Sing with the Sopranos as part of the John Murray Show Show Summer Tour

    Earlier this week our four finalists gathered the the NCH to meet the three sopranos & the orchestra. Soprano Celine Byrne metored garage service manager, Padraig Connaughton from Galway, Regina Nathan offered her advice to Garda Sean O'Mahony, originally from Limerich but now living in Athy. Cara O'Sullivan mentored both Lorraine Melia, Castleknock, Dublin & Wendy Thibault from Wicklow. To bring the day to a close, all seven singers took to the stage to sing O Sole Mio for the very first time along with RTE Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Finucane.

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    Sky Promotion Best Guess Quiz

    This week on the show - we've celebrating the arrival of Sky Unlimited Broadband to Ireland by giving away bundles of prizes every single day on the show. Sky Broadband offers no download limits so you can upload, download & stream as much as you want & to celebrate its arrival to Ireland Sky have given us some great prizes to give-away on our new competition this week – called 'The Best Guess' Quiz on the John Murray Show.

    On the line this morning are our two contestants, Jackie O'Connor, Kerry & Tim Mulcahy, Cork.

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