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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 Wednesday 7 May 2014


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    Dara O'Kelly & taking the opportune moment

    Dara's unusually designed van appeared behind RTE political correspondent Martina Fitgerald when she was reporting on water charges on the news yesterday evening. Dara is on the line to John this morning.


    Cynicism & Skepticism

    Do you check the world around you with a skeptical or cynical eye or is it a good idea to take everything you see or hear at face value? In studio with John this morning to throw a critical eye over this subject, are philosopher & lawer, Paul Brady & columnist & broadcaster Sarah Carey.


    The John Murray Show Underdogs 2014

    Last week we saw the end of our countrywide trawl for this year's Underdogs applications. On the line to John are Miriam Gormally, President Beach Volleyball Ireland & Achill Rovers FC, Chairman, Sean Molloy, both selected as our Underdog teams for 2014.


    Rachel Reis & Jam Making

    Yesterday our musician on the programme, Racehl Reis talked about making jam & how she was heading off to find some rhubard & some jars. Our man Colm Flynn went along to eavesdrop on her jam making & also joining John on the line is Liz Loftus of Lizzy's Homemade Jams.


    New fashion Trend - sandals & socks

    Joining John on the line is fashion guru Darren Kennedy on the latest trend for summer - ' the sad dad look of socks & sandals' & very loud hawaiian shirts- according to the increase in sales of these items at various retail shops, compared to this time last year!

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