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    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years

    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 25 April 2014


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    Countdown - Mark Murray

    Joining John on the line this morning is Mark Murray, who could possibly be a 'Countdown' champion. Countdown on Channel 4 is a words & numbers gameshow & Mark so far, has had the two highest scores of the season.  Originally from Dublin 35 year old Scrabble enthusiast Mark now lives in Bristol.


    Underdogs Volleyball

    Today is the deadline for getting your Underdogs applications in - our nationwide search for sporting teams who could use a little injection of energy, enthusiasm & expertise. On the line to John is Miriam Gromally, President of Beach Volleyball Ireland.


    Canonisation - screening in Dundrum Cinema

    More than 5 million people are expected to attend the ceremony when Pope Francis declares his predecessors, Pope John Paul 11 & Pope Jon XX111 saints in St Peters Square on April 27th. On the line to John is Graham Spurling, Director of Movies@Dundrum on the 3D screening of the ceremony next Sunday morning.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:36
      Title: Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
      Performer(s): Monty Python
      Performer(s): Monty Python
      Album: Monty Python Sings
      Duration: 3:44

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