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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 Thursday 6 June 2013

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

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    Sopranos Summer Tour with John Murray Show

    Four of our brave listeners have been mentored by the Sopranos to give them the confidence to step on stage & perform with them & the RTE Symphony Orchestra in front of a live audience. Padraig Connaughton took to the stage in Galway & Miriam speaks to Kathryn Thomas who presented the show from our Galway studio.

    For further details go to www.rte.ie/orchestras

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    Niamh Boyce's book 'The Herbalist'

    They've become known as 'Sliding Doors' moments: seemingly innocuous encounters that have fate-altering consequences in our lives. For Niamh Boyce - a librarian from Athy - a tiny article she noticed in an old newspaper 23 years ago lodged in her memory and simply refused go away! It led to Niamh writing a fictional novel – The Herbalist – inspired by the original story.

    The Herbalist is published by the Penguin Group & is out today.

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    Castlepalooza Song

    As part of our Castlepalooza competition, we asked you in send in your music to the show & your reply has been phenomenal, the quality – impressive. Here we bring you our first song from Old Hannah with a song called ‘Irish Boys’  chosen for our Castlepalooza stage.

    Keep that music coming in & stay tuned for more next week.

    Details on website above.

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    Wexford hurler Diarmuid Lyng

    In 2007 Diarmuid Lyng was one of the most respected & feared players on the field, but following physical & mental burnout, the country's top scorer, decided to embark on a journey of spiritual self discovery which
    took up , from New York to Tibet, Moscow to Vietnam. He is back teaching in Wexford Gaelsocoil & he joins Miriam in studio this morning.

     

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