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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 28 April 2014

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    Children & the use of colourful language

    John's first guest in studio is Niamh Greene, author & mother to discuss the struggle every parent has in trying to prevent their children from using colourful language! -  although the American Journal of Psychology tells us we are fighting a losing battle...

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    Stroke in 30s

    Jiliian Ennis O'Boyle joins John in studio to talk about what happened to her on a particular busy day in her shop she owned. It happend completely out of the blue & its impact would change her life dramatically. Jillian is also joined by her husband Fergus O'Boyle.

    As Jillian mentioned she is doing the Flora Women's Mini-Marathon (10km) on 2nd June in aid of the Irish Heart and Stroke Foundation.  To make a donation go to www.mycharity.ie/event/jillianennisoboylegmailcom

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    UFC fighter Cathal saves baby dophin

    Cathal Pendred 's picture is in the papers this morning carrying a baby dolphin!  He is on the line to John to tell us about how a walk on a beach turned into a baby dolphin rescue!

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    19th Century Census online

    When the censuses of 1901 & 1911 were made available online - there was a huge response from people who wanted to research their family tree.  Now you can go back even farther, because later today findmypast & the National Archive will release over six hundred thousand records from nineteenth century censuses. In studio with John is Brian Donovan Director of findmypast Ireland.

    www.findmypast.ie

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