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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 16 June 2014

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    First Date Etiquette with Tina Koumarianos

    The idea of going on a first date may fill us with delight or trepediation, whether its a first date ever or whether someone is on the rebound from a broken relationship. With some helpful advice, Tina Koumarianos joins John in studio this morning.

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    Gus Nichols - in business as Undertakers for 200 years

    John's next guest in studio is Gus Nichols, Managing Director of J & C Nichols, who is here to mark the occasion of being 200 years in business & a beautifully designed book called 'Past Nichols, The Undertakers,' has been published. While the business has endured, Gus tells us the nature of funerals has changed significantly over the years.

    www.nichols.ie

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    The John Murray Show World Cup Supporters Club

    Joining John on the line we have another supporter for our world cup supporters club, this time supporting the Iranian team, Rouzbeh Razavi originally from Tehran & has been working in Ireland for the past six years.

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    Heathers live in studio

    Joining John in studio for performances & chat are twins Ellie & Louise Macnamara, also known as Heathers.

    International breakout sensation,  twin sisters Ellie & Louise  are enjoying a big year in 2014 with their second album Kingdom having been released in the US, Canada and around Europe to great reactions. This year also saw Heathers tour for the first time in Asia, and they return to the US again in September for more concert dates. 

    Heathers also play the following Irish dates this summer:

    Thursday JUNE 19 - Leopardstown Racecourse, DUBLIN

    Friday JULY 4 – Droichead Arts Centre DROGHEDA

    Saturday JULY 5 – Spirit Store, DUNDALK

    Friday JULY 11 – Shortts WATERFORD

    Saturday JULY 12 – INEC, KILLARNEY

    Friday AUGUST 1 – Le Cheile Festival, MEATH

    Saturday AUGUST 9 – Mermaid Arts Centre, BRAY

    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: Lions, Tigers, Bears
      Composer: Not Available
      Performer(s): Heathers
      Performer(s): Heathers
      Album: Kingdom, Warner
      Duration: 4:18
    • Title: Summertime Sadness
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Heathers
      Performer(s): Heathers
      Duration: 3:00

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