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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 7 November 2013

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    Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards - Michael Harding

    Last week we talked about the six books nominated in our category at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards, one of the books selected 'Staring at Lakes'  is by writer/storyteller Michael Harding & he joins John in studio this morning (with a few tips on how to get through these dark winter evenings).

      

    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
     
    To vote go to  ....www.irishbookawards.ie 

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    Date Night - David Kehoe

    Yesterday we mentioned the idea of going on date nights to keep the romance going in a long term relationship & we asked our listeners to give us some of their own stories. This morning we have David Kehoe from Trim, Co Meath, to talk about his romantic date nights.

    We have  fantastic prizes for the best stories - email john@rte.ie

     

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    Music Collaboration

    This morning we hear about a very unlikely music collaboration, between former X Factor winner Shayne Ward & Irish country singers Foster & Allen.  Shayne says he's always been a fan of country music & his dreams have come true, having recorded two songs  The Galway Girl & One Little Christmas Tree with the country duo.  John is joined by Foster & Allen along with Shayne Ward. 

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