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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 5 February 2014

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    Tom Hickey - facial disfigurement

    John's first guest this morning is Cork man Tom Hickey who works as sub-editor for the Irish Examiner. He blogs at tomhickeytom.wordpress.com & is here to tell John what happended to him 57 years ago this month.

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    Author Dominic Utton

    Commuting is difficult & tiring enough without suffering constant delays. John's guest in studio, Dominic Utton is a journalist who had to take a train between Oxford & London, after 14 months of shoddy service & delays, he had enough! He used his time wisely & wrote a book about it called Martin Harbottle's Appreciation of Time.

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    Music & Chat with Orla Gartland

    Young singer songwriter, Orla Gartland has over 10.5 million hits on YouTube, already an online sensation she joins John in studio this morning for a performance & chat.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Ruth
      Composer: Orla Garltand
      Performer(s): Orla Gartland
      Performer(s): Orla Gartland
      Duration: 4:00

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