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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 Tuesday 26 November 2013

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    Operation Transformation in Assoc with Safefood

    Yesterday on the programme Kathryn Thomas revealed our first leader, Deirdre O'Donovan & this morning Kathryn will be revealing another leader for Operation Transformation in association with Safefood 2014. Kathryn joins John on the lne this morning & Dr. Eddie Murphy of the expert panel joins us in studio.

    www.rte.ie/ot

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    The High Kings - Performances & chat

    Joining John in studio this morning we will have great music & a chat with the High Kings. Their latest album is Friends for Life & having recently made a trip to New York, they are hoping to bring their music to global audiences.

    www.thehighkings.com for information on their tour dates 

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    Pat O'Connell - Fishmonger in Cork

    Pat O'Connell became famous when a photograph of himself sharing a joke with Queen Elizabeth became one of the most iconic images of her historic visit to Ireland two years ago. Pat has written a book about his life as a fishmonger & he joins John from our Cork studio to talk about the Queen & how the O'Connells came to run such a famous stall.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Friends For Life
      Composer: The High Kings
      Performer(s): The High Kings
      Performer(s): The High Kings
      Album: Friends for Life
      Duration: 3:30
    • Title: Johnny Leave Her
      Composer: The High Kings
      Performer(s): The High Kings
      Performer(s): The High Kings
      Album: Friends for Life
      Duration: 3:00

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