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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 12 May 2014

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    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by John Murray.

    This week is National Dairy week, a celebration of the natural goodness of dairy products and all that’s good about Irish Dairy Farming.

    The National Dairy Council in association with Supervalu offer a prize each day this week to Ballymaloe house where you’ll get a cooking experience to remember!

    See below for Competition Details

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    Singer Dolores Keane

    John's first guest is one of Ireland's most famous voices, Dolores Keane. Dolores joins John in studio for performance & chat.

    Dolores's story is one of struggle & survival, her battle with alcohol has been well documented, her breast cancer less so. Tonight on RTE One, a documentary made about Dolores will be shown at 9.35pm

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    Mark Mulholland author

    John's next guest, Mark Mulholland grew up in Dundalk & was well aware of the links between the town & the Northern Troubles. But, he never expected that his own brother would get involved, giving him the insight he needed to round off the character he was working on as a writer for many year.

    Mark's book is titled ' A Mad & Wonderful Thing'published by Scribe

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    National Dairy Week Competition

    To celebrate National Dairy Week & all the goodness of Irish Dairy Products in Association with Supervalue - each day this week you have an opportunity to win the following prize - A € 1,000 Ballymaloe Cookery Experience Voucher each day from May 12th to 16th.

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    This week is National Dairy week, a celebration of the natural goodness of dairy products and all that’s good about Irish Dairy Farming.

    Across the week the National Dairy Council in association with Supervalu are promoting the benefits and quality of Irish dairy products like milk, yogurt, cheese, butter and cream.

    And The John Murray Show would like to give you the chance to feel good and experience pastures new with a prize to Ballymaloe house where you’ll get a cooking experience to remember!

    See www.NDC.ie  for more on National Dairy week.

    RTE Standard competition terms and conditions apply – please see http://www.rte.ie/about/en/serving-our-audience/2012/0222/291673-competition-voting-terms-conditions/  

    Prize details – A € 1,000 Ballymaloe Cookery Experience Voucher each day from May 12th to 16th.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Caledonia
      Performer(s): Dolores Keane
      Performer(s): Dolores Keane
      Duration: 4:10
    • Title: Never Be The Sun
      Performer(s): Dolores Keane
      Performer(s): Dolores Keane
      Album: Solid Ground
      Duration: 3:00

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