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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 Thursday 27 June 2013


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


    Aslan No 1 on iTunes

    A host of Irish music stars took to the stage at Dublin's Olympia Theatre last Friday night to show their support for Aslan frontman, Christy Dignam, who is currently recuperating after treatment for cancer. At a live performance in New York, U2 performed the Aslan hit 'This Is' which inspired many Aslan fans to purchase the original version of the song - making it No 1 on iTunes since Tuesday. On the line to Miriam is another member of Aslan, Billy McGuinness. 


    Sexism in Politics

    Julia Gillard was the first female PM of Australia until just yesterday. During her tenure she had to deal with a lot of sexist jibes & attacks, from Sydney we have on the line to Miriam, Dr. Elaine Byrne, journalist & in studio is Nora Owen, who has spent a lot of her time fighting her corner as a woman in politics. Nora joined the Dail in 1981 & served as Minister for Justice 1994-1997.


    Living Well with Arthritis Programme

    Arthritis Ireland volunteer Clare Kinneavy is Miriam's next guest in studio & Clare who has had rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disease for more than 30 years.  Clare has now become a source of information & comfort through her work with Arthritis Ireland, to those more recently diagnosed.

    For further information on the Living Well with arthritis prg & to make donations go to  HELPLINE is 1890.252.846


    Ancient Egyptian Statue in Manchester Museum

    An unusual story from Manchester Museum in the UK, it seems one of their ancient Egyptian statues appears to have started moving on its own, much to the amazement of scientists & museum staff. Joining Miriam on the line from Manchester is Campbell Price, an Egyptologist with the museum.


    Castlepalooza Competition - Song no 4

    Over the course of the summer we will be airing the best of your music on the programme & every act aired will play live at our dedicated stage at Castlepalooza Festival this August BH weekend.  This is a song called 'Feels like our Path' from a band based in Howth, Jethro Pickket.

    Keep that music coming in, the deadline is July 1st

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:05
      Title: This Is
      Composer: Aslan
      Performer(s): Aslan
      Performer(s): Aslan
      Album: Platinum Collection (recordno: Cdslam05), Emi, CDSLAM05
      Duration: 3:48

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