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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 7 February 2014

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    Ireland v Wales - meeting some Welsh fans

    The big game is tomorrow & last night our reporter Colm Flynn went to Temple Bar to meet some of the Welsh fans! Also on the line are Mel Williams, who has a website www.arrssol.com dedicated to Welsh Rugby fans & Len Drane from the Westbury Hotel in Dublin.

    (Also two of our listeners Catherine O'Connell & Mike Fox give us a verse of Fields of Athenry & Bread of Heaven.)

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    Conor Lyne - Winter Olympics

    Morale in the Irish Camp at the Winter Olympics is high this morning after snowboarder Seamus O'Connor qualified for the slopestyle semi-finals on Saturday & on the line to John this morning is downhill skier Conor Lyne, Ireland's flag bearer at the opening ceremony in Sochi today.

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    Discover Ireland Romantic Breaks Comp

    Valentine's Day is just around the corner & all this week we have teamed up with www.DiscoverIreland.ie to offer our listeners a chance to win a fantastic romantic break for two. Today's prize is a lovely two night break in Killashee House Hotel & Villa Spa in Co. Kildare.

    On the line are contenders, James Carroll, Karin Shea, Angela McCarthy, Ann Hogan, Paddy O'Brien & Ann-Marie Smith.

    Also a song from a young singer/songwriter, Orla Gartland, featured earlier in the week on our programme.

    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.

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