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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 2 October 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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    Billy Keane's new book 'The Ballad of Mo & G'

    Miriam's first guest is the son of one of our most gifted writers John B Keane   He runs the famous John B. Keane pub in Listowel & is also a sports columnist with the Irish Independent. He is the author of a number of books, the most recent of which is called, The Ballad of Mo & G', which has been described as ‘dark’ & ‘disturbing’ but also as a ‘love story for our time’. Billy Keane is in studio with Miriam.

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    Big Music Week - Christy Moore

    Last Monday after the Big Music Train pulled into to Newbridge, Co. Kildare, thousands turned out for the parade through the town & for the concert in the school hall of the Patrician Secondary School. The last performer on stage was Newbridge's most famous son, Christy Moore.

    It was a really lovely homecoming performance & after he came off stage, he stepped out the back of the hall to tell us about his deep connections to the area.

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    Austrailia's Past - Mná Díbeartha

    Australia has an interesting relationship with its past, especially it's convict past, but not all the men & women who were sent there were convicts, especially the women. Their story is being told in a Tg4 series called Mná Díbeartha & programme makers Siobhán Lynam & Barrie Dowdall join Miriam in studio.

    TG4 Wednesday nights 21.30 (tonight is Ep 2 of 4).

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

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