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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 27 December 2013

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    Sr Stanislas Kennedy

    Sister Stan has a new book called Day by Day and in it are some wise and comforting words to guide us gently through life.

    The book’s meditations allow the reader to move beyond thought and into a place within the reader where they can be still. The meditations help to access an inner silence and a deep stillness. It’s also an invitation to live in the present moment.

    She draws on her own experiences as well as the lives of other influential figures, such as: Abbott Mark Patrick Hederman, leading psychologist and founder of Headstrong, Dr Tony Bates, poet Brendan Kennelly, and producer/director Lelia Doolan.  

    There are writers, poets, visionaries from the past and present, some Sister Stan knows, others she doesn’t know. Some are colleagues, friends or family who helped and enabled her to encounter everyday epiphanies. They are people who have helped her to live in the moment.

    There are 9 essays in the book each one addressing a different theme.

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    GOAL Mile Goes Global

    The GOAL mile has become a staple of the Christmas season and we saw the usual pictures on the news on Christmas day of the brave souls who delayed the dinner while they went for a run... all in a good cause... well the GOAL mile is going global and one of our most famous sporting ambassadors, Sonia O’Sullivan, is leading the charge in Melbourne...

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    The Strypes

    Cavan band The Strypes have been playing together since their early teens, but this year has been a particular highlight. With global gigs under their belt, and having been tipped by NME as the no. 1 new band to watch, the future sure looks bright. Bassist Pete O’Hanlon and drummer Evan Walsh talk to John.

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