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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 Monday 16 December 2013

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    What's your problem - conundrum follow up

    Last Friday we presented to you a vexed man with a counudrum!  Wereceived plenty of advice from listeners & joining John on the line this morning are Ernest McDonald from Dublin, Susan from Kerry & Madge O'Callaghan, Wicklow.

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    Postfone, An Post - daily competition

    We have teamed up this week with Postfone, the low cost, pay as you go, mobile service from An Post. Each day this week a listener wins an Alcatel Smartphone + 50 euro credit each month of 2014.

    On the line this morning are Frances Maxwell, Kevin Riordan & Tony Roche.

    For further information on Christmas offers www.postfone.ie

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    The 4 of Us - music & chat

    In the new year it will be 25 years since Newry band The 4 of Us, burst on to the scene with the album 'Songs for the Tempted'. Brendan & Declan Murphy are marking the anniversary with a gig in Dublin's Vicar Street in March & this morning they join John in studio for a performance & chat.

    The 25th Anniversary gig is in Vicar Street on March 1st

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    Christmas Dilemmas - Michael Murphy

    Joining John in studio this morning is broadcaster, author & psychoanalyst Michael Murphy to give advice on resolving problems, tensions, long-simmering arguments, the main areas of conflict within families at Christmas.

    Michael also reads a Christmas poem 'Gloria in Excelsis' which comes from the poetry collection 'The Republic of Love - Twenty Five Poems' - the first poetry book to enter the book charts in 18 years.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Mary
      Composer: Brendan Murphy
      Performer(s): The Four Of Us
      Performer(s): The Four Of Us
      Duration: 2:40
    • Title: 73
      Composer: Brendan Murphy
      Performer(s): The Four Of Us
      Performer(s): The Four Of Us
      Duration: 2:00

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