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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 19 May 2014

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    Laziness

    Tens of thousands of students across the country are focusing their minds on the upcoming exam season, and tens of thousands more are doing everything they can to avoid their study desks. Study avoidance often comes down to procrastination, fear and plain old laziness. Etiquette expert Tina Koumarianos joins Kathryn to look at how laziness can become the habit of a lifetime.

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    The Waiting - Cathy LaGrow

    For seventy seven years, a mother waited in the desperate hope that she would one day be reunited with the daughter she had given up for adoption as a baby. That mother is now 102 years old her name is Minka Disbrow. She is now telling her astonishing story through the words of her granddaughter. The book is entitled 'The Waiting' and the author is Cathy LaGrow. Kathryn spoke to Cathy who is based in Portland, Oregon.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Granny's Old Arm Chair
      Composer: Frank Crumit
      Performer(s): Frank Crumit
      Performer(s): Frank Crumit
      Album: Return of the Gay Cabellero, EMI records
      Duration: 1:30

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