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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 23 May 2013

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    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan.

    Competition - Get Your Book Published

    For full details on where to send your manuscripts (please do not send them to the John Murray Show) go to www.kazoopublishing.com

    Also the details are in this week's RTE Guide.

    Closing date of receipt of entries is Sunday 30 June 2013.

    Terms & Conditions are above.

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    Glanbia new MD Siobhan Talbot

    Forbes have just released a list of the 'World's Most Powerful Women in 2013'- with names like Spanx’s Sara Blakely, Michelle Obama & Hillary Clinton, no surprise that Angela Merkel ranks in first place. Well two days ago, Siobhan Talbot, was announced as the MD of the multi-billion euro food empire, Glanbia, making her one of the very few women to get the top job in a public company here in Ireland. Siobhan joins Miriam from a studion in London.

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    Play - Box of Frogs

    The play 'Box of Frogs' is currently on a nationwide tour. This follows a successful run in Dublin's Smock Alley Theatre in November 2012. Then a sell out performance at the Mill Theatre in Dundrum as part of the First Fortnight arts festival. The play is sponsored by 'See Change', which is a partnership of more than 70 Irish organisations which aims to break down the stigma of mental illness.  Joining Miriam in studio is Mary McEvoy, John Moynes & Dil Wickremasinghe.

    Full details go to www.seechange.ie

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    Castlepalooza Festival

    Castlepalooza festival. Last year was good & your response  phenomenal. This  year is going to be even better. That's right folks, we're inviting you again to send in your song - folk, techno, death metal, rock, and every other genre from Art Punk to Zulu Pop. In studio this morning with Miriam are two members of a band 'Fight Like Apes', Jamie Fox & Maykay, who will be headlining in the Festival in August.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:52
      Title: Kathmandu (Face It, You're Caviar,.I'M Hotdogs)
      Performer(s): Fight Like Apes
      Performer(s): Fight Like Apes
      Duration: 2:46

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