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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 24 January 2014

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    Tips on Golf - Pádraig Harrington

    Lots of golfers are looking forward to hitting the greens as the weather improves, John is joined this morning by our three time Major winner Pádraig Harrington & he is on the line to give us sort of a golfing masterclass! 

    Pádraig also mentions Lollipop Day 2014 which takes place on Friday 28th February & Saturday 1st March. Volunteers will be selling lollipops (€2) to raise funds for research & awareness about oesophageal cancer. Those interested in volunteering  go to www.lollipopday.ie

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    Irish debut Writers

    Ireland's literary success stories in recent years are well noted. But who will form our next waves of great writers? Joining John in studio are three contenders, they are debut authors - Léan Cullinan, Daniel Seery & Rob Doyle.

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    Music & Chat - Johnny Duhan

    Johnny Duhan joins John in studio now, a career spanning 40 years his greatest achievement is a quartet of epic albums, Just antoher Town, To The Light, The Voyage & Flame - which correspond to the four chapters of his lyrical autobiography, To The Light.   Johnny will perform a couple of songs in studio.

    Johnny will be playing Saint Werburgh’s Church tomorrow night at 8pm, for the Temple Bar Tradfest The Triskel in Cork on the 21st of March.

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Just Another Town
      Performer(s): Johnny Duhan
      Performer(s): Johnny Duhan
      Album: Just Another Town
      Duration: 5:07
    • Title: The Voyage
      Composer: Johnny Duhan
      Performer(s): Johnny Duhan
      Performer(s): Johnny Duhan
      Duration: 3:00

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