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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 Wednesday 5 June 2013


    The John Murray Show

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


    Irish Examiner complaints over Billboard Ad

    The angry protests continue in Limerick this morning in reaction to a billboard campaign run by the Irish Examiner, with suggestions there could be complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority of Ireland. The Editor of the Examiner, Tim Vaughan, joins Miriam on the line.


    Whats Your Problem? Canine Conundrum

    Our own John B Reilly has another dilemma for you this morning, he recently spoke to a woman who has had an ongoing canine conundrum. Again we would like to hear from those of you who can relate to this woman's dilemma.


    Feminism & Dr. Helen Pankhurst

    This week marks the centenary of a very important moment in women's history. In the 1913 Epsom Derby at which Emily Wilding Davison stepped in front of King George the 5th's horse & died, becoming a martyr to the suffragette cause. Miriam's next guest is Dr. Helen Pankhurst from a BBC studio in London.


    Kevin Curran's début novel

    Irish authors have famously written about Leitrim & Wexford & Dublin city centre, but a novel written by teacher Kevin Curran has set his début novel in his home town of Balbriggan, titled 'Beatsploitation' .



    Moya Brennan & Cormac de Barra

    Miriam is joined in studio for performance & chat with two accomplished musical guests, Moya Brennan & Cormac de Barra. Moya's daughter Aisling Jarvis accompanies on guitar. Moya's & Cormac's second album is called 'Affinity', released June 7th.

    Moya & Cormac will be playing at the following venues

    8th June @ Celtic Note, 1pm, Nassau Street, Dublin

    18th June @ Steeple Sessions, Unitarian Church, Stephen's Green, Dublin

    22nd June @ Leo's Tavern, Gweedore, Donegal

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