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    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years

    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 Monday 27 May 2013


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


    Surviving and Thriving in your Relationship

    Dr Colm O'Connor, a clinical psychologist and couples therapist with over twenty year's experience, has come to a new understanding of relationship conflict. He is the Clinical Director of the Cork Marriage Counselling Centre and his new book The Courage to Love: Surviving and Thriving in your Relationship takes a wide-angled view of relationship conflict, placing relationships in the context of the full round of human experience and revealing what lies below the surface of everyday tensions.


    Birdsong................The Play

    Birdsong, the enormously popular novel by Sebastian Faulks, is now a play, which opens in the Gaiety Theatre tomorrow night, 28th May, for a five night run.

    Sebastian joins Miriam on the phone from London to talk about the novel which is now taught at school and university on both English and History courses. It has sold more than two million copies in the United Kingdom and three million worldwide.


    The Prowlster

    Three sisters from Kildare, Jennie, Sarah and Grace McGinn, have founded an online magazine called "The Prowlster". 

    It's a lifestyle and fashion magazine with a unique buy-it-now button, so if you see a look you like, you can purchase it with one click.  The uniqueness of their site is that you can hover the mouse over the pictures and then an icon pops up which gives you the option of buying what you're looking at. Shopping couldn't be easier.

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    Best Place to Holiday in Ireland

    Loop Head peninsula in Co Clare has been named the "Best Place to Holiday in Ireland" in an Irish Times competition.  The competition had 1400 entries and Loop Head was the judges' unanimous choice. Ailish Connolly explains.

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