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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 31 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.

    This morning we are coming from Jackson's Hotel in Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, we have on the programme Donegal Manager, Jim McGuinness, a man with a plan!

    Also, we meet up with one of our Underdogs team in Roscommon & a chat with David Shaw Smith on stories of traditional Irish crafts & whether or not they can survive.

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    Jim McGuinness, Donegal Manager

    This morning Miriam speaks to Donegal Manager, Jim McGuinness about his life, how he got where he is today & his plan, which has been referred to as the System, the Donegal Project.

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    The John Murray Show Underdogs

    As part of our Underdogs series we have now selected the two struggling, but spirited sports squads that we will be following for the coming season, providing coaching, updates on crunch games & whipping up local support. John Bela Reilly sends this report when he visited one of the teams earlier this week. St Joseph’s Kilteevan play their first Championship match tomorrow against St Croans in Ballintubber at 5:30pm. We want all 500 odd Kilteevanians to be there!

     

    Plus Miriam speaks to Jim McGuinness & Anne Sheridan, Mental Health Promotion Officer for Donegal about the conference running all day about Sports & Mental Health.

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    David Shaw Smith

    In the late 1970's a film maker & his family travelled all around Ireland, immersing themselves in telling the stories of Ireland' traditional crafts, in a series called Hands.David Shaw Smith is that film-maker & he has revisited some of the craftspeople from the original series for a new series called 'In Good Hands'.  David joins Miriam from our studio in Dublin.

    In Good Hands starts tonight on RTE One TV at 7.30pm.

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      Title: Let Her Go
      Performer(s): Passenger
      Performer(s): Passenger
      Duration: 4:27

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