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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 12 August 2013

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    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle features with Kathryn Thomas.

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    Jimmy Dunne with dad Eamonn

    Well, it's a dream for many young boys... to get picked to try out for a Premiership soccer club & when that club is Manchester United, where players like Roy Keane, Denis Irwin & John O'Shea have starred, it's the chance of a lifetime. This is what exactly happened to 15 year old Jimmy Dunne, who's from Blackrock, in Co Louth who joins Kathryn on the line this morning, along with his father Eamonn.

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    Alan Caulfield Metro Herald

    A 'missed connection' is defined as a type of personal advertisement which arises after two people meet but are too shy, or otherwise unable to exchange contact details.  Publications around the world including Ireland’s Metro Herald publish 'Missed Connection' classifieds which enable people to write the details of their chance encounter, in the hopes that the other person will check & they’ll be reunited. Joining Kathryn in studio is Alan Caulfield.

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    The Worker in 1913

    Last week, during the bus drivers' strike, there was a lot of talk of the pay and conditions of the worker in Ireland in 2013... but how does it compare to a year when the pay and conditions of workers led to huge changes in Irish society?  Shane Mac Thomáis is a historian and resident author in Glasnevin cemetery & has been taking a look at the records of 1913.  This morning he joins Kathryn in studio.

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    Mindfulness in the Classroom

    We're always hearing what a stressful job teaching is and, this summer, 500 primary school teachers took part in an online course in mindfulness. We have two teachers with us this morning to tell us about – among other things – teaching meditation to senior infants! Bridie O’Grady is in our Limerick studio & Aoife O’Boyle is in studio in Dublin. 

    The picture here shows a young student with a Hoberman Mini Breathing Sphere, which helps awareness of how you breath.

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