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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 5 September 2013

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    The John Murray Show with Miriam

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

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    Film adaptation of author Emma Donoghue book Room

    Irish author Emma Donoghue garnered huge praise from readers for her novel 'Room' when it was first published & it also attracted the interest of film-makers. Intrigued with the idea of the mother & son trapped in one room by the mother's abductor, Emma herself wrote the screenplay & thought long and hard about what director to go with. She eventually chose Irish director Lenny Abrahamson. Miriam speaks to Lenny & Emma this morning.

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    Music & Chat with Kieran Goss

    Co. Down musician Kieran Goss joins Miriam in studio this morning. Kieran has performed no fewer than one thousand live gigs in the last five years but barely a one in Ireland! He's back next month with his first Irish tour in years.

    Dates of Kieran's homecoming tour October 2013 are below


    Friday 11th October 2013 DUBLIN | The Olympia Theatre
    Saturday 12th October 2013 ENNIS | Glór
    Sunday 13th October 2013 BELFAST | Lyric Theatre
    Saturday 19th October 2013 CORK | Triskel Christchurch
    Friday 25th October 2013 KILLARNEY | INEC

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    PJ Gallagher & Blood Bikes East

    PJ is arguably the funniest man on two wheels & is set to take the road delivering vital medical products to hospitals & bloodbanks, as a volunteer to be a bike rider with Blood Bikes East - a charitable organization that provides free transport to the HSE. PJ joins Miriam on the line this morning.

    For further information on Blood Bikes East

    go to www.bloodbikeeast.ie

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