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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 14 April 2014

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    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by Kathryn Thomas

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    Canopi Sleeves

    In the Irish Independent this morning there is a story about the Tipperry born entrepreneur has gone from losing two shops during the recession to wholesaling her designs to 17 countries. Sandra Walsh from Mount Merrion joins Kathryn on the line this morning

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    Walking Barefoot for Holy Week

    Kathryn's next guest is Linda Chambers who is raising money for shoes for primary school children in Swaziland, who walk barefoot over rough terrain in all seasons, by walking barefoot for Holy Week.

    Linda works for the United Society in Ireland, an Anglican church based charity that works in partnership with communities around the world & hopes to raise funds when people see what she is doing. 

    For further information & donations go to http://lindaatuspg.blogspot.ie/

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    Dublin Footballer Ger Brennan

    Dublin GAA footballer, Ger Brennan joins Kathryn in studio this morning & Ger is still on a high after his club St. Vincent's won the All-Ireland Club championship not so long ago & yesterday's victory over Cork!

    He joins Kathryn to talk about his groundbreaking speech yesterday when he took the mic & dispensed with the usual three cheers & thanks for everyone, but there was one thanks that stood out.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Summer Guest
      Composer: Aisgeir
      Performer(s): Aisgeir
      Performer(s): Aisgeir
      Duration: 3:30
    • Title: On That Day
      Composer: Aisgeir
      Performer(s): Aisgeir
      Performer(s): Aisgeir
      Duration: 3:20

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