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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 Wednesday 16 July 2014

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    Outdoor Weddings - Sheila O'Keefe

    Since 2008 marriages could take place outside churches & registry offices under auspices of minister or registery office person. Last year Humanists were added to list & weddings will be able to take place in the grounds of hotels & other approved wedding venues after a ruling by the attorney general.

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    The Hawking index - the books we never finished

    By counting which readers highlight on their Kindles, a new scale attempts to measure how far people persist with certain well-known books. Joining John in studio is author Claudia Carroll & owner of Gutter Bookshop, Bob Johnston to discuss the Hawking index.

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    Singer Songwriter chance meeting in New York

    Young Donegal man, Diarmuid McGee was walking down a street in New York, when out of the blue he was approached by a complete stranger. Diarmuid joins John from New York to tell us how this chance meeting landed him playing at Madison Square Garden.

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    Career Changes

    Have you ever thought about changing your job or giving up a safe regular & possibly pensionable income to follow your passion. This morning John is joined by two women who did just that, Marija Aslimoska (was a nurse & now owns Ireland's first niche perfume Boutique) in studio & on the line Sinead Deegan (was a international marketing director & now runs Mutt Ugly, a dog care centre.)

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