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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 26 March 2014

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    Wexford Festival Opera

    This October will see the 63rd season of the Wexford Festival Opera. We have an opportunity this morning for listeners to win some fantastic prizes thanks to the organisers of the Festival. First John is joined in studio by a very talented soprano Chloe Morgan. Chloe sings Adele's song 'Someone Like You' accompanied by Vincent Lynch on keyboard.

      

    Wexford Festival Opera runs for 12 days from 23rd Oct to 2nd Nov - booking opens March 29th www.wexfordopera.com

       

     

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    Buckingham Palace Visits

    John catches up with two people who were at a reception last night at Buckingham Palace, Pat O'Connell & Emma Verling. Over 300 Irish people from all walks of life were guests at the reception hosted by the Queen in Buckingham Palace.

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    Jack Monroe, writer, journalist, campaigner

    Jack Monroe is a British writer, journalist & campaigner on poverty issues, particularly food & hunger relief. Jack gained a profile in the British press for her recipes for ultra-affordable meals & she started blogging at A Girl Called Jack, sharing the affordable meals she made for herself & her son.

    Jack's cookbook is called A Girl Called Jack & is published by Penguin

        

     

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Someone Like You
      Composer: Adele
      Performer(s): Chloe Morgan
      Performer(s): Chloe Morgan
      Duration: 3:15

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