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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 Wednesday 25 September 2013

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

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    The Three Young Scientists

    On the line from Prague are Emer Hickey, Ciara Judge & Sophie Healy-Thow, who recently spoke to Miriam as they headed off to Prague to compete in the European Union Young Scientists Competition & last night they beat 38 other countries to win the top prize!

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    Tomi Reichenthal - Belsen Nazi Camp

    At the age of nine, Tomi Reichental was incarcerated in Bergen-Belsen Nazi concentration camp in Germany. For over 50 years he didn't speak about the horrific scenes he witnessed there. He lost a staggering 35 extended family members in the Holocaust & his story is told in a new documentary to be screened at the Irish Film Institute, called “Close to Evil”.  Miriam is joined in studio this morning by Tomi & filmaker Gerry Cregg.

    There are a limited number of tickets available so see Gerry Gregg’s film ‘Close to Evil’ which tells Holocaust survivor, Tomi Reichental’s story of his close encounter a former Belgan-Belsen concentration camper SS officer.

    It’s screening on Sunday, Sept 29th at the IFI Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival – Eustace Street, Dublin 2 at 1:30pm.

    Tickets €9 for more information go to www.ifi.ie 

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    Young actress Chritina Carty

    Joining Miriam from our London studio is Christina Carty who has been welcomed as thenew  character, author Virginia Woolf in Downton Abbey, one of the biggest period dramas to hit our tv screens. Christina talks about her positive experience of being on one of the biggest TV shows in the world.

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