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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 12 December 2013

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    Rugby Referee Nigel Owens

    John's first guest is probably the best referee in world rugby, but there's more to Nigel Owens than that, as six years ago he became the first openly gay man in rugby's macho world. He’s also the man who broke our hearts last month with two big decisions at the end of THAT match against the All Blacks!. John is joined by Nigel Owens from a studio in Wales. 

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    Song My Hero

    John joins a choir of 24 young ladies, all transition year students from the Presentation Secondary School in Clonmel. These girls achieved something remarkable last week, reaching No. 7 in the Irish charts and No.1 in the Irish iTunes download chart with a very special song they wrote in honour of one of their teachers, Alice Strain, who tragically died in a car crash earlier this year.


    The song is called ‘My Hero'.

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    O2 Priority Music Comp

    This morning we again have two listeners on the line for the O2 Priority Music Comp, daily winners winning a goody bag of André Rieu CDs & DVDs! Tomorrow they will get an opportunity to compete for 'a meet & greet' with the man himself & concert tickets to his show 71th Dec @ The O2.

    Joining us on the line this morning are Rosemary Orsi, Donegal & Miriam Byrne, Galway.

     

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: My Hero
      Composer: Ty Students
      Performer(s): Ty Students, Pres Ss Clonmel
      Performer(s): Ty Students, Pres Ss Clonmel
      Duration: 4:00

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