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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 26 August 2013

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

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    Joanne O'Riordan's Robot

    On the line to Kathryn this morning is Joanne O'Riordan to tell us the good news about the UN has approved 50,000 euro to fund the construction of a robot to help Cork teenager Joanne. Joanne was born with no limbs & had addressed the UN last year asking them to make her a robot!

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    Music Jerry Fish & Cathy Davy

    In studio with Kathryn this morning we have two great musicians, Jerry Fish & Cathy Davy with a performance & chat.  Jerry is accompanied by guitarist Grum to perform 'Barefoot & Free' which is a new single & the very first of the new collaboration with R.S.A.G. (Rarely Seen Above the Ground) who features on drums.  Cathy joins Jerry Fish at the Electric Picnic & performs a Randy Newman's song, 'Simon Smith & his Amazing Dancing Bear' in studio this morning.

           

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    The Wild Geese - Underdogs

    Yesterday in Croke Park, the battle was between Mayo & Tyrone - but at the same time and not too far from Croke Park, another team was battling for a place in a semi-final & that was our brave Underdogs, The Wild Geese from Oldtown in North Dublin play their hurling in Division Nine and yesterday they faced Réalt Dearg.  The Wild Geese had a visit recently from Clare manager Davy Fitzgerald... but would Davy’s no-nonsense approach have an effect? Aidan Lenehan of the Wild Geese joins Kathryn on the line.

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    Book 'Unbored'

    You might recall a few weeks ago we decided to take on that annual mantra 'Im Bored' from our school children countrywide. We asked listeners to let us know why they should have a chance to 'road-test' a new book called Unbored.  Kathryn is joined in our Cork studio by Carmel Shortiss & her teenage children Emer & Eoghan.  On the line we have 13 year old Constance McMorrow, who recently had a heart transplant & her mother Fina.

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