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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 Thursday 15 August 2013

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

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    Eric Lassard - The Game Changer

    Kathryn's first guest this morning may be one of the youngest inspirational speakers in Ireland & he has just published his own book & board game called '12 Elements of the Winner Matrix'. He is 9 year old Eric Lassard, who is in studio with his mother Katie.

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    Eminem Rapper Comp

    One immient gig is conspicuous by its general advert absence & that is the Eminem gig at Slane this weekend,  because the don't have to - it is a sure sell out. Here is a reminder of some of his music & we would like to hear from some of our listeners who would like to give a little shot at rapping a verse of an Eminem song for a prize!  In studio with Kathryn is Matthew Devereux of The Pale rock band & Dublin's own rapper, Collie Collins.

    Our three rappers are Ellen, Conor & Bob.

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    Pen pals with James 'Whitey' Bulger

    Joining Kathryn from our Limerick studio is John Deeley, with an amazing story of receiving correspondence from a man in prison in Boston, no ordinary person but mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger on whether they would be related! The story made front page news of the Boston Herald & a BBC documentary has been made of this fascinating story.

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