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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 Friday 19 July 2013

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    James Coughlan is a barber & runs Jimi's Barber Shop in Kilrush, Co. Kildare. James is also a massive music fan, especially a fan of Bruce Springsteen!   James is on the line to Miriam this morning to tell us about the unusual gift he gave to Bruce at one of his gigs & the surprise events that followed.

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    Fashion Editor Liz Jones

    Liz Jones is former Editor of fashion magazine, Maire Claire & now confessional writer, as she lifts the lid on the tactics which fashion magazines use to influence us.  Liz is also columnist with the popular newspaper the Daily Mail. Known for her uncompromising attitude & being quite harsh - with herself and others in her writing. Liz has just published a memoir titled 'Girl Least Likely To,Thirty Years of fashion, fasting & Fleet Street - published by Simon & Schuster.

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    Classic Train Journeys

    Many of us have our own particular ways of relaxing, from walking to taking bubble baths! But believe it or not, there is an online subculture of people who love watching hours & hours of train journeys, filmed from the point of view of the driver.  Miriam's guest in studio Manchán Magan & on the line from the UK, train enthusiast, Henry Kelly.

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