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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 19 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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    BT Young Sceintists Award

    Miriam's first guests are three teenagers who have had an extraordinarily busy year. Not only did they win the BT Young Scientists Award last January, they have also completed their Junior Certs, & tomorrow are heading off to Prague to represent Ireland in the European Union Contest for Young Scientists.

    The students from the Kinsale Community School, Emer Hickey, Ciara Judge & Sophie Healy-Thow are joining us from our Cork studio.

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    Young Scientist Tanzania Competition

    The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition has become so successful that it is now inspiring other countries around the world. On the line to Miriam is Dr. Rose Dolan who is joining us from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. Dr. Rose Dolan is a Lecturer in Education in NUI Maynooth.

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    Sworn Virgins

    Hidden away & disconnected from the rest of the world, a remarkable group of women in rural Albania have been living as men for hundreds of years. Virtually unheard of, these sworn virgins are dying out now with only a small amount left. Photographer Jill Peters has taken photographs of these 'Sworn Virgins' which recently have gone viral online. Jill joins Miriam on the line this morning.

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    What's Next - New Skills

    This morning on the line to Miriam on the line are our four listeners selected for our 'What's Next' feature we mentioned on the show a few weeks ago. Joining us are Geraldine O'Doherty, Ger Walsh, Jenny Hill & Anne Kelleher, along with their mentors Donal Bradley, Carmel Sheridan, Linda Tuohy & Gerard Allen.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:06
      Title: Nobody Knows
      Composer: Brady
      Performer(s): Paul Brady
      Performer(s): Paul Brady
      Album: Nobody Knows - Single, Fontana, PBCD1
      Duration: 4:41

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