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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 12 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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    Brenda Fricker & Virginia Gilbert

    Miriam's first guests this morning are Brenda Fricker & Virginia Gilbert. Virgina, a young writer & film director as a busy autumn ahead of her as she is about to publish her debut novel & her first feature length film with Brenda & actor James Fox in the starring roles.

    Virginia's Book 'Travelling Companion' published by Liberties Press    

    Her feature film 'A Long Way from Home' a story of a long married couple Joseph (Fox) & Brenda (Fricker) have retired to the French town of Nimes & live quiet routine lives.

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    What's Next Feature

    We asked our listeners to tell us about new challenges they would love to take on, our the response was huge. Four listeners have been selected & we are now looking for other listeners to team up with these four people to help make their dreams come true.

    The four people selected are Anne Kelleher - get up to speed with a MacBook Computer, Jenny Hill wants to learn how to surf, Geraldine O'Doherty really needs to pass her driving test & Ger Walsh wants to overcome her fear of flying.

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    Ger Carey's Show 'Observations from a Hedge'

    As the Junior Cert results came out yesterday, towns around the country may have seen hoards of teenagers out for the night, girls in their skirts & heels & young lads in their best shirts & aftershave! In studio with Miriam is one man who is fascinated with the behaviour of teenagers, comedian Ger Carey. www.gercarey.com

    Ger's one man show is called 'Observations from a Hedge'

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