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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 7 April 2014

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    Brooks Timber Products Specialists & Building Materials Competition

    Its that time of year when our thoughts turn to the garden & Brooks is the one stop shop when it comes to all your decking & landscape materials so we’d like to help you transform your garden by giving you a € 1,000 voucer for Brooks every day this week.

    You can spend it on new fencing, decking & patio materials, they’ve also got Kilsaren Design & Oxigen skips service available at all their branches so they’ve literally everything you’d need to create something special!

    RTE Competition terms & conditions.... http://www.rte.ie/about/en/serving-our-audience/2012/0222/291673-competition-voting-terms-conditions/ 

     

     

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    Collectaholics

    When we think about collecting we usually think about stamps or maybe coins but on the other hand we know people also collect the most unusual things.  Zbyszek Zalinski joins John in studio, himself a collector, to ask if any of our listeners also are collectors of quirky or unusual things!

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    Ben Barnes - Director of new opera The Invader

    John's next guest is Ben Barnes, former Artistic Director of The Abbey Theatre Dublin, & now Director of Theatre Royal in Waterford. Theatre Royal Productions are preparing to stage a new opera The Invader which will be premiered in the Theatre Royal May 23rd & also May 24th -  Wexford Opera House on May 30th.

    Waterford artists composer Eric Sweeney & poet Mark Roper created the Opera.  Tickets www.theatreroyal.ie & www.wexfordopera.com

     

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    Music & Chat with Keith Hanley

    In studio with John this morning is the Voice's 2013 winner, Keith Hanley. Keith is accompanied on guitar in studio by Richard McCourt to sing his song called Hush.

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    Listeners call & Brooks Company - comp winner reveal

    Joining John the line from St. Anne's, just outside Blackpool, is 84 year old Bill Dalton. Bill tells us he collects keyrings & has collected over 3,000 in fact. The most unusual one that he has is one from Alcatraz Prison on Alcatraz Island, San Francisco.

     

     

     

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Hush
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Keith Hanley
      Performer(s): Keith Hanley
      Duration: 2:20

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