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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 28 March 2014

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    Playwright Seamus O'Rourke

    Digging a grave is increasingly left to the professionals, but in some rural places in Ireland, neighbours & friends are still called upon to dig the grave, which inspired John's next guest to write a play about it. Playwright Seamus O'Rourke joins John in studio this morning.

    For further details go to www.seamusorourke.com

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    Silent Sideline Weekend

    Parks across Ireland are alive with the sound of children's matches every weekend but most of the racket appears to be coming from parents of the little players from the sidelines. Dublin Antonio Manttero is organiser of the Silent Sideline Weekend & joins John on the line this morning.

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    Music & chat with Picture House

    Dublin band Picturehouse, best known for the hit singles 'Sunburst', 'Heavenly Day', 'Everybody Loves My Girl', 'Somebody Somewhere', the band toured extensively with the likes of The Corrs, The Saw Doctors, Bon Jovi, Meatloaf, Marillion, Mel C & many more. Dave Browne & Esa Taponen are in studio with John this morning.

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    Relaxing - ASMR & Whisper Videos

    There are of course lots of different ways to unwind & calm down your racing thougths, we have come across a novel new approach, listening & watching people whispering & ASMR. In studio with John are Zbyszek Zalinski & Gerald Fleming, Head of Forecasting at Met Eireann.

     

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Rules Of Science
      Composer: Dave Browne Co Writer
      Performer(s): Picturehouse
      Performer(s): Picturehouse
      Album: Rules of Science - EP
      Duration: 3:32

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