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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 31 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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    American Singer Songwriter Dolly Rebecca Parton

    This woman has had an extraordinary career: seven Grammies, two Oscar nominations, ten Country Music Association Awards and sales of more than 100 million records. The list goes on & on & it is not over yet! American country singer Dolly Parton joins Miriam this morning ahead of her 2014 tour in Ireland.

    Dolly Parton 'Blue Smoke World Tour' www.aikenpromotions.com

    June 10 2014 - Belfast, Odyssey Arean

    June 11 2014 - Dublin at the O2

    June 12 2014 - Cork live at the Marquee

    Tickets on sale Friday November 1st at 9.00am www.ticketmaster.ie & all Ticketmaster outlets nationwide

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    Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards

    This morning we unveil the six books nominated in The John Murray Show Listeners' Choice Award category & in studio with Miriam this morning to review the selected books are three owners of independent bookshops, John McEvoy from Crannog Bookshop in Cavan, Louisa Cameron from Raven Books in Blackrock Dublin & Hilary Hamilton from Bridge Street Books in Wicklow.

    The six books selected are

    The Son by Philipp Meyer / Bonkers, My Life in Laughs by Jennifer Saunders / The Rocky Road by Eamon Dunphy / Staring at Lakes by Michael Harding / Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell / The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

    Voting begins tomorrow Nov 1st ....www.irishbookawards.ie 

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