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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 Thursday 10 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 voucher 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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    Music & chat with Ralph McTell

    President Michael D has been paying tribute to the contribution of the Irish to literature in England. Of course we Irish also owe something to our neighbours' input here - like the Englishman who wrote 'From Clare to Here'.   Ralph McTell is coming to Ireland for 'The Celtic Cousins Tour' on the following dates & venues.

    9th May - The Helix - Dublin
    10th May - Theatre Royal - Waterford
    11th May - CIT-  Cork

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    Wholesome Food - Caitriona Redmond

    Recently John spoke to Englishwoman, Jack Monroe , about frugal cooking, her cookbook & her outlook on life. Several listeners got in touch with us to talk to Caitriona Redmond, the woman behind the wholesomeireland blog & website. Catriona joins John in studio this morning.

    Caitríona's book is called 'Wholesome - feed your family for less' & is published by Mercier.

     

    Brooks competition winner of 1,000 euro voucher reveal also

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: From Clare To Here
      Composer: Ralph Mctell
      Performer(s): Ralph Mctell
      Performer(s): Ralph Mctell
      Album: Streets of London and Other Story Songs
      Duration: 3:52
    • Title: First Song
      Composer: Ralph Mctell
      Performer(s): Ralph Mctell
      Performer(s): Ralph Mctell
      Album: Affairs of the Heart
      Duration: 2:35
    • Title: Streets Of London
      Composer: Ralph Mctell
      Performer(s): Ralph Mctell
      Performer(s): Ralph Mctell
      Duration: 2:15

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