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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 Monday 15 July 2013

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    Jon Kenny in studio with Miriam

    Miriam's first guest is well known as one half of the country's funniest comedy duo, D'Unbelievables. he also a musician and actor & now a proud Limerick man, as his county won the Hurling Final yesterday! Jon Kenny joins Miriam in studio this morning.

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    Music & chat with Morrissey & Marshall

    Their sound has been likened to the classic duos of the sixties & has drawn comparisons with the irresistible harmonies of The Everly Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel, with an Irish twist. Legendary producer John Reynolds, perhaps best known for his work with Sinéad O'Connor & Damien Dempsey is now honing their sound. In studio with Miriam is Darren Morrissey & Greg Marshall.

    For further information on their music style www.morrisseyandmarshall.com

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    Peter Riordan's inspiring story

    Miriam's next guest is an ordinary man doing something remarkable. He is 82 years young & every day he is a full time carer to his two adult sons. Peter Riordan joins Miriam on the line this morning to tell us about their story, which is both heartwarming & heartbreaking.

    For more information on carers go to www.carersireland.com

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    Dublin's Sports Treble

    What a week it's been for Dublin sport, a week after the capital's hurlers won the first Leinster title since 1961 -the footballers defeated Meath securing the first provincial double in 71 years & not forgetting the Dublin Ladies Team beating Meath in Leinster Final. Joining Miriam on the line are two fans, Fiona Looney  &  former Dublin player Charlie Redmond.

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