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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 Tuesday 4 June 2013

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

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    Dept Wines

    Forget your Aldi or Superquinn wines, if you are looking for a bargain, try the Dept of Foreign Affairs, who will be selling their more pricier bottle in a bid to save cash. Joining Miriam on the line is wine lover, Paolo Tullio.

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    American country singer Kenny Rogers

    He has sold 120 million albums & has had hits in each of the last 7 decades. A singer, musician, songwriter, photographer, producer, actor & best selling author, Kenny Rogers is coming to Ireland in July & he joins Miriam this morning.

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    Planning Your own Funeral

    It was Benjamin Franklin who said, 'In this world nothing is certain but death & taxes', so why then do we never talk about our own funerals & what we would like them to be like. Miriam's next guest in studio is Jennifer Muldowney, author of the book 'Say Farewell Your Way' & joining us on the line is Noirin Scully, who has alread planned her own funeral.

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    London Footballers

    For the first time in 36 years the London football team has won a championship match by beating Sligo in Ruislip. The team is on the march to the semi-final on June 23rd to face Carrick on Shannon. Who are the London players & are the team getting more stronger because young men are emigrating?  Joining Miriam from a studio in London are players, Brian Collins & Seamus Hannon.

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