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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 9 January 2014

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    Winnie from Mrs Brown's Boys

    Mrs Brown's Boys beat Downton Abbey in the Christmas ratings in the UK, the stage show is heading to Australia for an extensive tour & the film is released in June. From our Cork studio Miriam is joined by Eilish O'Carroll (aka Winnie).

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    Taxi in Glasgow

    Miriam's next guest was travelling in a taxi in Glasgow recently, when something very unexpected happened. On the line from Donegal is Anthony Blair to tell us about his experience.

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    Re-Imagining Romeo & Juliet in new play

    They are the most famous, doomed, star-crossed lovers of all time...Romeo & Juliet. We know how the story ends, but what if they had lived on? A Tender Thing is a play which takes the story of Romeo & Juliet as lovers in their 60's with Olwen Fouere & Owen Roe in staring roles & they join Miriam this morning in studio.

    Plus contestants for our Valentine's Day Prize to celebrate the star-crossed lovers - a prize of an overnight stay & dinner for two in the Westbury Hotel Dublin & tickets to the play on Valentine's day. On the line are listeners Ben McGrattan, Nicola Lindsay, Stephen Wynne & Lisa Conway.

    A Tender Thing runs from Jan 23 to Feb 15 @ Project Arts Centre - for more information go to www.projectartscebtre.ie or call 01-881.9163.

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