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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 Monday 24 March 2014

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    Farmers - Donate your Sheep

    On the line to John this morning is George Graham, with a very special request for farmers, a loan of their sheep, at least one thousand of them!  They are needed for The Golden Shears World Sheep Shearing Championships soon to be held in Gorey, Co. Wexford.

    If you have sheep to donate contact www.goldenshearsireland.com or telephone office @ 087.794.3680 or George Graham @ 087.256.9072

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    Steve Davis - 6 Times World Snooker Champion

    John's guest in studio this morning is a very successful pool & snooker player & food author! Steve Davis, six times World Champion in the 80's, BBC Sports Personality of the year - MBE & OBE. These days Steve is probably best known for his commentary & analysis of snooker tournaments on TV.

    (Steve is in Ireland for a couple of very special events featuring our own Ken Doherty & Jimmy White at a Snooker Extravaganza at the Hotel Kilmore, Cavan tonight & The Abbey Hotel in Roscommon tomorrow night.)

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    Author John Connolly

    John Connolly is one of our biggest crime writing experts & is as popular here as he is abroad. His latest book in the Charlie Parker series is The Wolf in Winter & he is in studio with John this morning.

    John is about to embark on a book tour & for further details go to www.johnconnollybooks.com

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    The Iconic Kate Bush

    After 35 years Kate Bush, a musical genius has announced she will be doing a number of live shows in London in August & September. Our own Zbyszek Zalinski is in studio to talk about Kate's musical career & how she has remained fiercely private throughout it. John Connolly also joins discussion in studio.

    Dates of live shows in London go to www.katebush.com

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