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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 11 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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    Mayo Mass & Good Weather for Farmers

    Gerry Glennon from Mid-Western Radio is back on the line to us since we last spoke to him in May regarding the Mass for good weather for the farmers, we catch up with Gerry & wonder about the good weather we are having since!

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    Senator David Norris

    Miriam's next guest was at one stage very close to becoming the President of Ireland & then, he wasn't. After a fraught election campaign he went back to his work as a Senator, but he has kept a relatively low profile, Senator David Norris is in studio with Miriam.

    David's autobiography titled 'A Kick against the Pricks' is out in paperback now.

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    Mark Graham & G8 Leaders

    Next week, leaders of the Group of Eight will gather in Fermanagh. Although they may not have much spare time built into their itinerary, they could do worse than take a look around the border counties. Mark Graham is the man who spent last year going from one festival to another, the more eclectic the better & he’s been taking a look at the leaders & what activities might suit their individual strengths & personalities. Mark joins Miriam in studio this morning.

    Mark's website is www.ayearoffestivalsinireland.com

     

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    Biker Klara Finkele

    Miriam's next guest on the line is Met Eireann's Klara Finkele, but we are not going to talk about the weather, we are going to talk about her secret passion - motorbikes, in particular a BMW650DAKKAR!

    (For information of the Irish Womens Motorcycle Association you can contact Annie O'Sullivan via email annie.osullivan29@gmail.com or mobile number 086-3248637)

     

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