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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 Friday 29 November 2013

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    Operation Transformation in association with Safefood - Final Leader

    We have revealed four leaders so far for Operation Transformation 2014, in association with Safefood.  Again we join Kathryn Thomas this morning for another reveal. Karl Henry, Operation Transformation expert panellist is in studio with John also. But stay tuned as this morningKathryn also hasanother surprise in store for us!

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    Following Your Dreams

    John's next guest had quite a normal life in her twenties, had studied, graduated, got a job, bought a house - but none of these things were what she was looking for in life! So Catherine Conroy, a young Irish woman,  decided to do what many of us often dream of, she gave up her pensionable job & house to follow her dreams! Catherine joins John this morning from a studio in Norfolk.

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    Great news for Tipperary author

    Donal Ryan has won the Guardian First Book Award for his novel 'The Spinning Heart'. John spoke to Donal at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards on Tuesday night & now congratulates Donal on his latest achievement, on the line from London.

    Reminder

    Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards highlights - RTÉ ONE - Saturday 31st November at 10.55pm

     

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    Declan O'Rourke - Music & Chat

    He is described as one of our finest & best loved singer/songwriter. Declan O'Rourke debut album 'Since Kyabram' was well received both critically & commercially. Declan joins John in studio this morning for a chat & performance.

    You can download Declan's third album 'Mag Pai Zai' (Magpie's-Eye) on iTunes & for any of his nationwide tours go to www.declanorourke.com tickets from www.ticketmaster.ie 25/28 euro

    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.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Time Machine
      Composer: Declan O'Rourke
      Performer(s): Declan O'Rourke
      Performer(s): Declan O'Rourke
      Duration: 4:52
    • Title: Sarah
      Composer: Declan O'Rourke
      Performer(s): Declan O'Rourke
      Performer(s): Declan O'Rourke
      Duration: 4:10

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