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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 Tuesday 18 March 2014

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    Victoria White on Dog Poo

    Last year John was out walking the banks of the River Dodder with Victoria White, with bags and pickers cleaning up all sorts of rubbish from beer cans, plastic bags along the river at Clonskeagh. While out walking Victoria threw some dog poo into the river Dodder, and caused a stir among our listeners.

    Victoria White (pictured above) spoke to John this morning about Dog Poo and where to put it.

    'Dodder Day' will take place on Saturday 12th of April, and you can go to www.dodderactiondublin.com for more information.

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    Musical Earworms

    I'm sure you've heard plenty of catchy and instantaneous songs that keep ringing in your ear, well that becomes what is known as an earworm, a song, a melody, a hook that lodges itself deep in your brain and you cannot shake it off.

    Dr Lauren Stewart, musical psychologist from Goldsmiths University in London joined John on the phone while Stephen O'Brien from the band HAL joined John in our Dublin studio.

    One of the many tracks that you can't shake out of your head.

    You can find more information about Lauren's research at www.musicmindbrain.com

     

     

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    Dáithí Ó Sé's New Baby Boy

    Dáithí Ó Sé, RTÉ presenter of The Today Show and star host of The Rose of Tralee spoke to John Murray this morning on the great news of the birth of their baby boy Micheal Og Ó Sé. Micheal was born yesterday on Saint Patrick's Day weighing in at 8lb 15oz.

    Dáithí & Rita Ó Sé pictured above.

     

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    • 09:41
      Title: Can't Get You Out Of My Head
      Performer(s): Kylie Minogue
      Performer(s): Kylie Minogue
      Album: Fever (Deluxe Edition)
      Duration: 4:02

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