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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 Wednesday 22 January 2014

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    Operation Transformation & Chirs Hartnett audio diary

    Last night on Operation Transformation,(in assoc with Safefood) you'll have seen that Paudie & Sarah were very happy with their weigh-ins, we have a sneak preview of Marc's weigh-in & I won't give away exactly how much weight he lost, but suffice to say that he didn't reach his target! Aoife Hearne & Karl Henry were not pleased!

    www.rte.ie/ot


    Chris Hartnett Dalton who had signed up to the National Quit Smoking Day as part of Operation Transformation & we hear Chris's audio diary on how she is progressing.

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    24 Hours on O'Connell Street Dublin

    It's an iconic and historic part of our capital city, yet more and more people are simply using O'Connell Street in Dublin as a way to get somewhere else!  Patrick Freyne from the Irish Times recently spent 24 hours on the street & he joins John in studio this morning to talk about his experiences.

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    Music & Chat with Zervas & Pepper

    Zervas & Pepper is an exotic sounding name for a music duo of, Kathryn Pepper and Paul Zervas. When you hear the duo you'll think of Californian sunshine & beautiful 60s harmonies. Joining John in studio for a chat & performance are Paul & Kathryn.

    Their second album is called Lifebringer - gig at The Sugar Club on Thursday, 23rd January 2014.

    www.zervasandpepper.com  for future information on their tour gigs & music

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    Rural Isolation

    When I met the 20 hopefuls for Operation Transformation last Autumn there were two sixty-something Kerrymen vying for a place – one is Paudie O’Mahoney, one of this year’s six leaders, but I also enjoyed my conversation with Richard Harnett and we promised to keep in touch with him on the programme. 

    Richard runs the Castleisland Mart and along with Mary Fleming, chairperson of the IFA Farm & Family committee, he is trying to get to grips with the issue of rural isolation. Richard and Mary want the men of Kerry to join them in conversation & in walks.  They join John from the Radio Kerry studio in Tralee to explain the initiative.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Sure Fire Bet
      Composer: Zervas And Pepper
      Performer(s): Zervas & Pepper
      Performer(s): Zervas & Pepper
      Album: Sure Fire Bet - Single
      Duration: 4:21
    • Title: Look Out Mountain
      Composer: Zervan And Pepper
      Performer(s): Zervas & Pepper
      Performer(s): Zervas & Pepper
      Duration: 2:30

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