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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 22 August 2013

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

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    Granby Park

    This evening at 6 o'clock, the gates will open on a really exciting new project in Dublin's North inner city. 'Granby Park' is at the back of the Ilac Centre, has been abandoned for a long time, but  now been created as a ' pop-up' temporary park on one of the city's vacant sites.

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    The Art of Sleeping Alone - Sophie Fontanel

    Kathryn's next guest is chief editor of the iconic French edition of Elle Magazine & so perhaps it is somewhat unlikely that editor of a publication synonymous with femininity & attraction, has written a book entitled "The Art of Sleeping Alone: Why One French Woman Suddenly Gave Up Sex".   Sophie Fontanel took a sabbatical from sex which lasted 12 years & her key message is “No sex is better than bad sex”  & she joins us from a studio in Paris.

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    Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival

    The annual matchmaking festival takes place at the end of the month & it would appear there is increasing interest from men & women from abroad who are keen to meet an Irish partner, on the line to Kathryn this morning is matchmaker Willie Daly.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:16
      Title: Parklife
      Composer: Albarn/Coxon/James/Rowntree
      Performer(s): Blur
      Performer(s): Blur
      Album: Best Of Blur (recordno: Foodcd33), Food Records, FOODCD33
      Duration: 3:03

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