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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 Thursday 5 June 2014

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    Kavanaghs Pub in Lonely Planet top 50

    Two of Europe's top 50 secret sports for travellers are to be found in Ireland, according to the Lonely Planet guide.   At number 5 is the hidden beauty of Kerry's Cromane Peninsula, while legendary Dublin pub, John Kavanagh's pub (known widely as The Gravediggers Pub), is up there at number 6.  On the line to John this morning isCiaran Kavanagh.

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    The Hot Sprockets- performance & chat

    In studio this morning for performance & chat are Dublin band The Hot Sprockets.  Members Tim Cullen, Wayne Soper, Frankie Kelly & Andrew Sutton (missing member today is Joey Lynch) all share a love of rock & roll music, the kind that is haunted by ghosts of rhythm & blues! Their album The Button Factory is launched on June 7th.

    For more information on The Hot Sprockets go to www.hotsprockets.com

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    Traveller Aideen Hand

    The last time John spoke to his next guest, she was on a career break from her job as a primary school teacher & has spent many months travelling through Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai & was about to embark on another journey - chasing storms & tornadoes across America.  On the line to John is Aideen Hand.

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    World Cup Supporters for John Murray Show

    The World Cup gets underway this day week & we are looking for a team of John Murray Show listeners, to give us a unique inside look to the 32 countries taking part. We need a listerner per team to rally full support & it must be a team that you have in someway a connection with. Joining John on the line are four listeners to talk about their team.

    For Germany- Cora Molloy, Italy - Paudie Sheahan, Brazil - Paolo Oliveira & Netherlands - Eithne Molloy.

    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.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Crusiin
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Hot Sprockets
      Performer(s): The Hot Sprockets
      Duration: 3:15
    • Title: Comin On
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): The Hot Sprockets
      Performer(s): The Hot Sprockets
      Duration: 3:30

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