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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 24 May 2013

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    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features 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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    Set Dancing benefits Parkinson's Disease

    There is a wonderful picture in today's Irish Independent of a couple set dancing & what is more interesting is that new research indicates that Irish set dancing could be beneficial to people with Parkinson's Disease. Miriam is joined by Nora Cunningham, who is one of those pictured in newspaper dancing with her husband Tom.

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    David McSavage with Miriam

    Comedian David McSavage joins Miriam in studio to talk about The Savage Eye, comedy & his new role (a very small!) in a movie to be filmed in Belfast next month with Ben Kingsley.

    David plays Vicar Street in Dublin June 29th tickets from www.ticketmaster.ie

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    Legendary guitarist Brian May

    Miriam's next guest is English musician, singer, songwriter & astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the guitarist of legendary rock band Queen. Brian May has written & performed some of the most recognisable anthems of all time with Queen & is officially the world's second-greatest EVER guitarist.  Brian is playing Dublin's Olympia Theatre with Kelly Ellis on June 30th.

    Tickets at www.ticketmaster.ie 

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    Ireland's first celebrity chef Sean Kinsella

    In studio with Miriam is award-winning chef & culinary historian, Mairtin Mac Con Iomaire to talk about Ireland's well known chef, Sean Kinsella, who died this week aged 81. Sean was owner of the world-wide known restaurant the Mirabeau, in Sandycove in the 70s & 80s.

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