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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 Monday 24 June 2013


    The John Murray Show

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


    Church Art Theft

    Six priceless paintings of the Stations of the Cross were stolen on Saturday from the Church of St. Peter & St. Paul in the small parish of Kiltullagh, near Loughrea, Co. Galway. The theft has left the parishoners devasted, on the line to Miriam is Parish Priest, Fr. Martin McNamara.


    Dublin Comedy Improve

    Tonight celebrates the 21st Birthday of the Monday night comedy club in Dublin. Some very well known comedians have been associated with the Improv over the years & Tara Allen is one of them & is in studio with Miriam this morning.

    Trim Swift Satire Festival 6th July - 3.15 to 4pm Tara Flynn's Loose Women Midday Afternoon Show

    For further details go to


    Bob Turney

    Miriam's next guest is Bob Turney, who was one of London's most prolific burglars, broken into thousands of houses, sometimes several a day. But Bob has turned his life around now working as a probation officer & government adviser, also an author. Bob joins Miriam from a studio in London with advice on how to keep our homes burglar proof!

    Bob Turney has successfully published 5 previous titles, his sixth book 'The Idiot Boy' is a gritty & honest autobiographical account of his life.

    You can pre-order a copy at


    UK Voice Winner Andrea Begley

    Miriam's next guest is Andrea Begley who won the UK's The Voice over the weekend along with a record deal worth one-hundred thousand sterling! Also joining Andrea on the line is her aunt, Philomena Begley, also famous for her singing!


    Castlepalooza - Erora by Tig Linn

    As part of our Castlepalooza music competition, we will be airing the best of your entries here on the show & every act aired will play live at our dedicated stage at Castlepalooza this August bank holiday.

    Send a sample track to  Deadline for entries July 1st.

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