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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 Tuesday 30 July 2013


    The John Murray Show with Miriam

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan.


    Women Jockeys

    As we all know the Galway Races are taking place this week with over 200,000 people expecting to flock to Ballybrit for the 49 races.

    Miriam talks racing to two of the most successful jockeys in the country, Katie Walsh and Nina Carberry about racing, weddings and injuries.




    Now... It’s summer, you’re at home with your children and you hear the familiar and frankly quite annoying cry of: Mum, Dad – I’m bored! Well fret no more as help is at hand.

    Unbored is the Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun for children. Miriam speaks to its authors Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen.


    Get Your Book Published

    Earlier this year we teamed up with Kazoo Independent Publishing Services and the RTE Guide, to give you the opportunity to publish THAT book you’ve written but may not yet have had a chance to get published. It’s a prize worth 5,000 euros.

    We had a fantastic response and the winner will be announced at the end of August.




    Minister for Health, James Reilly, last week reaffirmed his intention to strip all cigarette packs of their branding next year. He’s following the lead of Australia where all cigarette packs have been branding-free since last December. And the early research from Australia is very interesting: it’s found that smokers find their cigarettes much less satisfying when they come in plain packets. Some smokers have even complained to the manufacturers that the flavour of their favourite cigarette has actually changed.

    We often think of our five senses - taste; smell; touch; hearing; and
    sight – as being somehow objective or impartial… but, in fact, they’re really very malleable and suggestible.

    Consumer psychologist, Colm Carey, from explains what’s going on.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:05
      Title: No Frontiers
      Composer: J Maccarty
      Performer(s): Mary Black
      Performer(s): Mary Black
      Album: No Frontiers - Single, Dara, DARACD
      Duration: 3:54

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