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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 6 March 2014

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    Heartbeat of Home Competition - Thursday

    To qualify today, we want a laugh – tell us a joke, give us your stand-up routine, but with an American punch line!  It doesn’t have to be an original joke, you just have to tell it well.....

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    Invitation to Buckingham Palace

    On the line this morning is Pat O'Connell from Cork, to tell us about the surprise invitation to attend a reception in March at Buckingham Palace. It is almost three years since the Queen & Prince Philip met Pat at his fish market stall in Cork.

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    Debut author Liz Nugent

    Dublin author Liz Nugent has been creating something of a stir with her début novel & that may be because her main character is chilling, devious and violent.

    The book is titled 'Unravelling Oliver' & Liz joins John in studio this morning.

       

     

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    Mature Model - Kate King-Roberts

    Yesterday we spoke to writer Angela Neustatter, author of 'The Year I Turn...A Quirky Guide to Aging', who reminded us that age should not define us. On the line to John is Kate King-Roberts, who will be 60 next year & is about to embark on a new career.

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    Heartbeat of Home Comp - contestants

    On the line this morning, John is joined by todays contestants to win a trip to Chicago for St Patricks Day.

    First up is Padraig Hughes followed by Maureen Smith, Seosamh O'Maolalai, Marian Nolan, Alan Howard & Derek Nelson. 

    Lis Nugent returns to studio to judge our entries for todays competition - the best joke teller!

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